Derek Franklin is a steeplechase jockey nearing the end of his career. He broke his left ankle in a fall from a horse during a steeplechase at Cheltenham a few days before and talked his doctor into putting him in a soft cast so his muscles would not atrophy. After returning from the doctors, he received a telephone call in which he was told that his brother Greville was in intensive care at St. Catherine's Hospital at Ipswich close to 2 hours away. Not being able to drive himself, he gets his neighbor Brad to drive him. His brother has been in a horrible accident in which scaffolding fell on him as he was walking down the sidewalk. Hours after Derek's arrival his brother passes away leaving Derek all his possessions: his house, his horses (Dozen Roses & Gemstones) and his business (Greville is a gem merchant).
Derek is in for a wild ride; not only must he learn his brother's business, he must acquaint himself with his brother's employees, Greville's girlfriend Clarissa, and a certain jeweler named Prospero Jenks. Then there is the case of the missing diamonds that his brother took a 1.5 million-dollar loan out to buy and his brother's ransacked office and house. Moreover, to make matters worse there is a racing scandal dealing with Greville's horse Dozen Roses, a trainer named Nicholas Loder and a drug kingpin named Rollway.
The review of this Book prepared by Amanda Campbell