One-handed ex-jockey Sid Halley works as a private detective, using
his racing knowledge to solve crimes that baffle the police. In
Whip Hand, Sid is asked to investigate possible doping of the
horses of thoroughbred trainer George Casper - whose
once-successful mounts have been failing spectacularly on the race
track. At the same time he learns that a conman has left his
ex-wife Jenny facing a jail sentence over a fake charity, while the
Jockey Club want him to look into certain powerful syndicates who
may be acting in a ruthless and illegal manner. Quickly, Sid
discovers that each of his investigations is entirely unwelcome.
But he isn't put off easily - not even when a threat is made to
take off his remaining good hand. Three dangerous cases, three ways
to die - Sid is back on home turf . . .