British gold tycoon Malcolm Pembroke is in a whole world of trouble. Not only has his nasty fifth wife just been gruesomely murdered, but he has moved back to the top of the police's suspect list after nearly dying in an attack staged to look like the suicide of a conscience-stricken wife-killer. Where to turn for help? To the person he trusts most in the world: his estranged son Ian, an amateur jockey and blookstock agent. But the investigation Ian undertakes is not easy or pleasant, because to him the most obvious suspects are his eight half-siblings and their bitter mothers, and the dark secrets he uncovers about their lives may well put an end to his own.
This report prepared by Ruth Stout
Wealthy gold trader Malcolm Pembroke has five ex-wives and nine children between them, all fighting among themselves. But when violent death strikes the least likable of his former spouses, Malcolm himself feels threatened, and he calls on his most capable son, Ian, the family jockey, to protect him from his nearest and dearest. While he's at it, Ian is also commissioned to delve for the final, critical clue in the darkly buried Pembroke past, simmering with the greed, hate, and vengefulness that could motivate blood to strike against blood.
This report prepared by Di Bingham