The Last Horseman by Robert Mazerov
(Fiction / Crime)
Inspired by true events, The Last Horseman is a captivating story of a Midwestern housewife who secretly devises a dangerous, epic gambling scheme to save the career of her alienated horse trainer husband. Along the way she defeats the cheaters and skirts danger to get to the big race.
This book has something to offer every fiction fan – particularly those interested in historical crime stories. It highlights an array of interesting themes like horse racing, gambling, and women’s empowerment. The story introduces you to Eddie Logan, who was once the nation’s leading standardbred horse trainer. But now he’s down on his luck, struggling to survive in a world where rigged races and corruption threaten the future of the sport he loves. As Eddie faces mounting financial pressures, he succumbs to the temptation of cheating, the one-and-only time in his career, only to lose everything—except the love and support of his wife, Jean.
Desperate to save the man she loves; Jean cooks up a lucrative–and illegal–betting scheme. With the help of an organized crime boss, she bets on race after race, risking everything in the hopes of winning enough to restore Eddie’s reputation and career. Jean must stay one step ahead of the law while keeping her scheme secret from Eddie, who would put a stop to it, and the horse racing officials, who would ban her and Eddie from the sport for life. As she walks a fine line, Jean must decide how far she will go to save the one she loves.
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