Bug Boy - HB
Set amid the rough backstretch of Thoroughbred racing, this edge-of-your-saddle read follows a young athlete whose rise to glory ... is accompanied by ever-increasing pressure to do something that could leave him trampled in the dirt.It is the summer of 1934, and even at the height of the Great Depression, money is no object for the socialites at posh Saratoga Race Course.
The trouble is times are tough for everyone else, especially penniless track workers like fifteen year- old Jack Walsh. When Jack suddenly graduates from exercise rider to apprentice jockey, or bug boy, he is an overnight sensation. Success brings him all sorts of attention, including that of a brainy blond beauty who is more involved with the gritty underbelly of the track than she lets on and a vicious thug who presses Jack to break his code as a jockey for a payoff that could solve all his family’s problems.