A fire takes no prisoners, has no conscience and destroys indiscriminately. So too, does the 'Barn Burner'.

When horse racing steward Ryan Carlisle is banished to a long, hot summer on the bush racing circuit, he's devastated. Even though this is a chance to get away from his unbearable boss, his career is at a crossroads and his divorce has left him feeling insecure. But Ryan has no time to dwell on his misfortunes: an arsonist begins torching racing stables in a string of seemingly random attacks.

As the tally in human life and horses rises, it's clear to Ryan the Barn Burner will not stop until caught. The police are baffled, racing officials are ducking for cover and when Ryan starts digging into his father's past and is seconded to the Arson Squad, his involvement in the case becomes very personal.

Author

Peter Klein

Peter Klein is the son of award winning children's author Robin Klein. His previous book 'A Strapper's Tale: Recollections of Kingston Town's Strapper' was a best-seller. He's spent a lifetime in horseracing working for some of Australia's top trainers like the legendary T J Smith and Bart Cummings and was a one time strapper of champion galloper Kingston Town, a successful horse trainer in his own right and now works in the media as Racing Manager of Australian Associated Press. Klein can be found most race days outside the mounting yard, checking out future winners. 

Country of Origin

Books:

Series: John Punter

Book Number:
3
2010
Book Number:
2
2009
Book Number:
1
2007

Series: Ryan Carlisle

Book Number:
1
2011
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ISBN
9781742610146
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Series
Book Number (in series)
1
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