Insecure, handicapped and virtually friendless, Cathy Vega just wants to find her missing friend. But when her search lands her in the middle of a multi-billion dollar political inferno between two gambling syndicates the powerful horseman’s association and the management at Churchill Downs things start to heat up. At stake? Securing the gambling contract at Churchill Downs worth billions to the winner, and these ruthless groups will stop at nothing to win. Attacked, abducted and suspected of murder, Cathy relentlessly fights powerful players in a cat and mouse game only to find that her missing friend was into a lot more than she first thought. Her only hope is to unravel the mystery of her friend’s disappearance if she has any chance of clearing her name – and staying alive.
Death at the Downs is an award winning first novel by Derek Alexander.