A horse story - in occasional stretches, a mystery - certainly, but primarily a supersized action-suspense novel featuring several backgrounds and situations and you can get them all together via Edward Lincoln, family man and nephew of the courageously dying Nerissa, film star - muy hombre, and patron of the track. Nerissa sends him to South Africa to see why her string of horses are running very badly - they're to be the bequest to another nephew, a golden boy in charm as well as potential fact. In a studio, in a gold mine, and finally in Kruger Park where he's trapped in a car alone for 80 hours, Lincoln is obviously to be killed. . . . This should win eased up - it's the most of the very best.