Found this book interesting and intriguing - it brought together the disparate worlds of politics, horseracing and the Derby, a forbidden relationship, an ingenius con, the Mafia, and the role of federal enforcement into a fascinating story. The author did all of this while offering an uncanny ability to get into a character's psyche. His characters come to life and you want to know more about them as their lives continue beyond the last page.
M. B. Sheffield Haddon Twp, NJ) July 2, 2005
And even for "Horse Likers"!..My only reason for not giving the fifth half-star, is that I wanted it to be longer..!
A very good story, even without the page turning mystery..You really get to know all of the characters,and really care what becomes of them...You will also learn a lot about the "inside" world of horse racing..
Try it, I know you will like it !
P. Lewis (Melbourne FL)