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Code: PK02ISBN: 9780330425568Format: B Format PaperbackPages: 438 pagesCountry of Origin: AustraliaAge Group: General AdultSize: 11 x 18 cms
John Punter, professional gambler and amateur private investigator, has seen his fair share of crime and shady dealings, both on the race track and off it.So when the daughter of a bookmaker friend is abducted, following hot on the heels of a gruesome murder after an abduction-gone-wrong, Punter's offer of help is gladly accepted. But then, just when everything seems to be going right, a local trainer hits a run of unusual bad luck and a young jockey dies under suspicious circumstances.
With the help of a journalist friend, Kate, Punter begins to put the pieces together, and finds himself drawn into a tangled web of underworld crimes that are much more sinister than he had anticipated...
Peter Klein writes with a rare passion and knowledge about the turf. That's not surprising, as he's spent a lifetime in horse racing, working for some of Australia's top trainers such as TJ Smith and Bart Cummings, and was a one-time strapper of champion galloper Kingston Town. He now works in the media as Racing Manager of Australian Associated Press. Klein's racing autobiography, A Strapper's Tale, sold out in three months. Punter's Turf is his second novel.