A stunning new thriller in the bestselling tradition of Dick Francis. u003cbru003eThe blindfold was a major hindrance. So much depended on body language with animals.... Without it, it felt uncomfortably like a game of Russian roulette. u003cbru003eGideon Blake, artist and animal behaviourist, is used to dealing with distressed and unpredictable animals. But one cold February night he is faced with the challenge of his life. Abducted, handcuffed and blindfolded, Gideon is inexplicably forced by his violent captors to catch a dangerous and highly-strung stallion. Though severely handicapped by the blindfold and fearing certain death, he has no choice but to comply. u003cbru003eBruised and bewildered by the events of that fateful night, Gideon ignores his abductors' threats to stay silent and resolves to find out who was behind this sadistic and seemingly irrational act. But a chance encounter leads to a shocking discovery, one that makes Gideon question the motives of those closest to him and brings the devastating realization that danger lies very close to home. u003cpu003e"From the Trade Paperback edition.