By Kit Ehrman
Stubborness has its expense. So does pride.... Stephen Cline can pay seriously for either while he drops out of faculty opposed to his father's needs and lands a role as barn supervisor at Foxdale Farm, certainly one of Maryland's most desirable equestrian amenities. An obnoxious coach and hard, not easy boarders are all a part of the activity, yet Steve will desire each piece of his smarts whilst he interrupts a host of thieves very early one morning and is hijacked in addition to the horses. In making his break out, he unwittingly jeopardizes a profitable rip-off and demanding situations a sadistic killer. while the police research stalls, Steve makes use of his connections within the horse and launches his personal fact-finding crusade. As he strikes toward uncovering the rustlers' ring, he learns that just about all people else round him additionally runs risks....Praise for in danger "Both horse enthusiasts and crime lovers who have by no means stepped right into a stirrup will get pleasure from Ehrman's riveting debut, set on a Maryland horse farm....With his younger zeal and perseverance, Steve Cline makes an enthralling hero and sleuth, one readers might be wanting to see again." -Publishers Weekly "
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I scanned the sheet and told him the names I was familiar with--one farrier, two grain outfits, a fence company, and Greg, Foxdale's vet. As I read through to the end, I became conscious of the fact that he'd been watching me. " Ralston said, referring to the farrier whose name I had recognized. I shook my head. " "I don't. " I shrugged. " He glanced at his notes. " I shifted in my seat and leaned my back against the door. " I thought back to our last project. " "Where do they unload? " "Yeah, probably.
It had been damaged in the past and no longer hung flush with the opening. Through a crack, I saw that the hinges were simply bolts slid into grooves on the trailer's frame. With a tool of some sort, I could push the bolts up and out. But what tool? I looked at the lever lying at my feet. I wedged it into the gap and pushed upward. The bolt moved a quarter of an inch. Half an inch. I pushed harder. The lever slipped and the door slid back into its original position. I repositioned the lever and tried again with the same result.
Two of them stood alongside the trailer's back fender, and as I watched, the third jumped down from the cab and ran back to meet them. When he flicked on a flashlight and pointed it toward the woods, the largest of the three snatched it out of his hand. He played the beam across the hillside, concentrating on the area to my left. I sank farther down behind the log and tried to control my breathing. As long as I stayed still and didn't make any noise, they wouldn't find me. Just as that thought crossed my mind, the beam caught me full in the face.