As Jan Hardy recovers from the wounds of the past, the stage is set for a fine year, with a wedding on the horizon, the return of distant loved ones, and the appearance of a mysterious Cherokee Indian sponsor, Jerry Raven. All is looking promising, until a suspicious death throws Jan?s world into turmoil?Is the sickness afflicting Raven?s horses natural, or is there some more sinister explanation? Is handsome assistant Connor Morrissey a gift from the gods or a Trojan horse? And what is the secret her father has hidden from her all her life? Soon, Jan finds both her personal life and her professional reputation in tatters, and her joy at beating old enemy Virginia Gilbert turns to horror after evidence of doping emerges.