"To hell with superstition."
Date of Publication: 1986 (PB)
Publisher: Fawcett Crest
Foreign Titles: Ausgestochen German
Setting: Newmarket, Cheltenham, Lambourn
Blood ties can mean trouble. Kit Fielding, proud heir to tradition and sporting hero to legions of
fans, learns this lesson to his rapidly mounting regret. His close, even telepathic kindship with his
twin sister Holly draws him into a crusade to save her marriage from ruinous scandal. But his intercession,
both on and off the track, proves more costly than he'd imagined, thrusting him into a deadly contest of wit
and will with a ruthless media czar, a black-hearted robber baron, and an unexpectedly violent adversary far
too close to home for comfort.
Kit Fielding, 30 yrs. old
Holly Allardeck, his twin
Bobby Allardeck, trainer, 32 years old
Danielle de Brescou, bureau coordinator for a news office
Lord and Lady Vaughnley, owners of the newspaper The Towncrier
Sam Leggatt, editor of The Daily Flag
Jermyn Graves, horrid owner
Kit Fielding is a jockey.
Bobby Allardeck is a trainer.
Comes after: Proof
Villain and Motives:
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I called the horse a bastard, a sod, and a bloody pig, and in that gentlemanly fashion the race began.
"You've never understood that someone can smile into your face while they shove a knife through your ribs."
"I'll fight my indoctrination, I'll fight my bloody ancestors, but I won't fight you, my sister's husband, with
whom I have no quarrel."
highlight the area beneath the question to discover the answer
1. What literary couple does Kit compare Holly and Bobby to?
Romeo and Juliet
2. What ability does Kit possess that gives him insight into his horses?
3. What is the name of the Princess' chauffeur?
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