Philip Nore is nearing the end as a jockey. George Millace is finished in photography. The difference is that Millace is dead - and Nore has discovered his secret: a set of files which would blow the top off the racing world. Hated by a dying grandmother he has never known, and abused by a trainer he knows only too well, Nore is no stranger to shabby morals. And when he begins to decipher the dead man's photographs, he uncovers corruption on a scale he had never imagined.