I have read and collected all of Dick Francis’s novels, and my favorite remains the first one I ever picked up, HOT MONEY. All that glitters is gold for Malcolm Pembroke, but relationships tarnish for the rich tycoon as sure as diamonds scratch glass. Greed and jealousy erupt when Malcolm seems to squander money on race horses and charity. His life is threatened and he summons Ian, his son, a racehorse trainer and the only family member he trusts. The setting is Dick Francis’s signature horsetrack and dysfunctional family, and will keep you guessing as you turn the pages. While the corrupting powers of money will alarm you, the father-son bond that prevails will warm you. The author passed away in February of 2010 after writing 43 best-selling novels. If you have never read Dick Francis, I highly recommend HOT MONEY. But be careful. Perhaps you’ll feel pulled in as I did and read all 43!
“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” KJV Psalms 19:14