‘SECRETARIAT REBORN’ THRILLER BY SUSAN KLAUS EXPLORES THE HIGH-STAKES WORLD OF HORSE RACING
The author grounds the suspense thriller in details from her tropical hometown, her experience racing Thoroughbreds, and an intriguing “What if Secretariat was cloned?” Oceanview Publishing will release the novel Oct. 1, coinciding with the 40th anniversary year of Secretariat’s sweep of the Triple Crown.
SARASOTA, Fla., June 28, 2013 – Award-winning author Susan Klaus draws on her experience with Thoroughbreds in “Secretariat Reborn,” a suspense thriller with intriguing twists, set in the backdrop of horse racing. Oceanview Publishing is scheduled to release the novel Oct. 1, coinciding with the 40th anniversary year of Secretariat’s Triple Crown sweep.
The story chronicles Christian Roberts, a blond, handsome 25-year-old, who enjoys an easy-going lifestyle, renting out small sailboats on Sarasota Bay, until he receives a Thoroughbred colt from his estranged, dying father and pledges to race the horse, surprisingly, a clone of the legendary Secretariat. That fateful promise plunges him into the underworld of horse racing, exposing him to a heartless trainer, drowning him in debt to a New York mobster, and putting him in the path of a dubious, wealthy sheik who wants his colt. Christian’s determination lands him in hot water with an illegally registered horse and puts his life in jeopardy as the colt demonstrates tremendous potential.
“Secretariat was the greatest equine athlete of all time, and it is unlikely we will see his equal again. Or is it? Klaus has written a terrific ‘what if’ expertly drawing us into the high stakes world of racing with a cast of unforgettable characters. A great read,” according to Susan Richards, New York Times best-selling author of “Chosen by a Horse.”
“Intrigue, romance, horse racing, and a nifty idea for a novel,” says John Lutz, New York Times best-selling author of “Pulse.” “Whether or not horse racing is in your blood, you’ll love the odds on this one.”
About the Author:
Susan Klaus, a native of Sarasota, Fla., has had a lifetime career working with animals. For the last 13 years, she has bred and raced Thoroughbreds. She is the author of four science fiction/fantasy novels and is the host and co-producer of “Authors Connection,” a radio show with 15 million listeners in 148 countries. Her fantasy novel, “Flight of the Golden Harpy” won the Florida Writer’s Royal Palm Library Award for Best Science Fiction Novel and has been optioned by Tor for release in 2014. Klaus currently is writing the sequel to “Secretariat Reborn.”
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2013 * ISBN 978-1-60809-094-5 * $26.95 Hardcover * $14.95 e-book * 263 pages
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