Released on 03 June 2011.

Read extract


4 based on 3262 ratings & 120 reviews on


Derek Franklin is an injured jockey. The last fence at Cheltenham has left him on crutches. But his brother's death means even bigger trouble. He inherits a jewellery business, a mistress - and some very shadowy business associates.

Franklin likes to play things straight. But with £1.5 million in diamonds gone missing, he finds honesty can be a deadly virtue. His only hope of survival is to identify his brother's mysterious enemies . . .

Money hungry men who scorn the good and despise the straight . . .

'For sheer style and pace Francis has few equals' Sunday Express