Gerard Logan is a British glassblower with his own shop and a taste for horse racing. His close friend, jockey Martin Stukely, is killed in a freak accident during a race, thus casting a bleak pall for the approaching new millennium Gerard had hoped to celebrate with his friend. Instead Gerard comes into possession of a videotape entrusted to him by Martin, and before Gerard can view the tape's contents it is stolen by a burglar.
When a separate group of vicious horse handicappers demands the tape, Gerard has trouble convincing them of its disappearance.Gerard is thus compelled to discover the mystery of the tape, in turn preserving the safety of his late friend's family and reputation.
The review of this Book prepared by Margie Cross
When jockey Martin Stukely dies after a fall at Cheltenham, he accidentally embroils his friend Gerard Logan in a perilous search for a stolen videotape. Logan is a glassblower on the verge of widespread acclaim. Long accustomed to the frightful dangers inherent in molten glass and in maintaining a glassmaking furnace at never less than 1800 degrees Fahrenheit, Logan is suddenly faced with terrifying threats to his business, his courage, and his life. Believing that the missing video holds the key to a priceless treasure, and wrongly convinced that Logan knows where to find it, criminal forces set out to press him for information he doesn't have. To survive, he realizes that he himself must sort out the truth. The final race to the tape throws more hazards in Logan's way than his dead jockey friend could ever have imagined.
The review of this Book prepared by Di Bingham