Jockey Chris Englund has won five Kentucky Derbies, horse racing's jewel. But his uncompromising honesty has stalled his career.
Out of the blue, he gets the leg up on the odds-on Derby favorite. But Derby week turns to ashes when he's offered half a million dollars to throw the race.
KING OF THE ROSES is the story of a champion rider’s choice between honesty and his life.
Steve O’Brien’s latest novel, Dead Money (A&N Publishing, ISBN 978-0-9881843-0-5, $14.95), zeroes in on the dark side of horse racing, where the wrong wager could cost you your life, not just the contents of your wallet.
Kat is new to the game of private investigation, her latest assignment seems easy on the surface she plans to get in and get out then collect her pay check. That is until the handsome vet walks into her life and complicates her agenda. Can he really be the dodgy book maker she is looking for? Kat's head and heart go to battle and she finds herself in hot water.