The third book in the Eddie Malloy series, following Warned Off and Hunted, Blood Ties is another fast-moving mystery set in the world of UK horseracing. Troubled jockey Eddie Malloy invests everything he has to become a partner in a small stud. One morning a blackmailer calls, threatening to make public that Malloy's stud has an infertile stallion and is cheating breeders. Malloy discovers his partner in the stud, Martin Corish, has disappeared. Malloy's search for the blackmailer leads him through an ever-widening web of deceit, envy, murder and more blackmail threats. Does he let the criminals go, or must he surrender a long kept family secret that will kill his father?