by John Francome; HodderMoaBeckett, 279pp. RRP $34.95.
No. 12 out of the starting gates for racing author John Francome, Dead Weight is an easy read about a jumps jock who loses his nerve and has a hard time getting it back.
While he's living a personal nightmare and thundering toward huge jumps at full speed with his heart in his mouth and his mind elsewhere, there's a nutter on the loose causing major damage to others in the racing industry.