Do you like horses and horse racing? Then read Bullet Work and enter into the world of the Sport of Kings.
Steve O Brien is an attorney, author, and former thoroughbred owner. Bullet Work is his second novel. It follows the critically acclaimed Elijah's Coin, recipient of nine literary awards, including Best Young Adult Fiction, National Best Books Awards, and Best Novella, Next Generation Indie Book Awards. He lives in Washington, D.C.
While I was in college, I had the opportunity to work in OTB and I learned a little about horse racing. Mr O'Brien wrote a realistic novel with a mysterious twist. The character I liked the best was the hotwalker AJ. He had a way with horses and was able to feel their emotions. Throughout the story, AJ is harassed by grooms and other hotwalkers and he still kept on going. The author recently wrote a wonderful post about AJ on my blog and after reading the post, I had a better understanding of AJ. There was sadness, greed, murder, and revenge all wrapped up in a well written novel. The ending was unpredictable but very sad. I will never tell. If you are a fan of horses then this is the book for you.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the Cadence Group for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.