Jeanie and Frank are both involved in demanding careers and have young children who are clamouring for their share of their parents’ time. Just as Jeanie decides to leave her job as a horse trainer, deferring to her husband’s movie industry career, one of the principals of the race track where she works is murdered and she is thrown back into the maelstrom of racetrack politics and the care of the valuable horses. Frank’s seeming indifference to the pressures of her life puts the marriage into jeopardy. When the entire family heads off to Jamaica for a well-earned vacation, Frank’s increasing absences lead Jeanie to question the very foundations of their relationship. However, an unusual bequest in the murdered owners’ will puts Jeanie in a situation where she must make the biggest decision of her life and brings the novel to an exciting climax where Jeanie has the most to lose.