"I know nothing about thoroughbred racing, but Shedrow held me from beginning to end and made me want to learn more. Dean DeLuke is a wonderful talent, with a physician's sensitivity and knowledge, and a writer's deft touch with story and language. I am pleased and proud to welcome Dean DeLuke to the family of doctor-writers, and Shedrow to the ranks of razor sharp, fast-paced new novels. Shedrow is a great read--intriguing and exciting…this book moves!"
—Michael Palmer, NY Times best-selling author of The Last Surgeon and 14 other medical thrillers.
" A strong debut. DeLuke paints a vivid cast of heroes and villains that leaves you guessing about the outcome and wanting more. Shedrow is one to read and DeLuke is a new writer to watch."
—Robert Dugoni, New York Times bestselling author of Bodily Harm, Wrongful Death, The Jury Master, Damage Control and Cyanide Canary.
"DeLuke's out-of-the gate, spare-no-prisoners portrayal of horse racing, vets, racing elite and slimy underworld mafia types leaps beyond anything being published in the genre today. From its opening pages you'll be shivering on the edge of your seat while this thrill-ride of a debut has you chomping at the bit for more. I'm willing to bet the mortgage on a trifecta that DeLuke's next two efforts will be just as masterful as the first. Not a win, place and show. But a win, win, win!"
—Vincent Zandri, author of Moonlight Falls and As Catch Can
International Thriller Awards panel judge for 2010
"A terrific whodunit, with characters wrapped in the singular culture that is thoroughbred racing."
—Michael Veitch, senior turf writer for The Saratogian
"…A galloping series of twists and turns oozing with page-turning danger...this horseracing thriller is a heart pounding read."
—Amy Wallen, bestselling author of Moon Pies and Movie Stars
"Tense from the first page, Shedrow is first-rate thriller. Dean DeLuke is a master storyteller, and the reader is happily taken on a pedal-to-the-metal thrill ride."
—James Thayer, bestselling author of The Boxer & the Poet and eleven other critically acclaimed novels
"Dick Francis meets Robin Cook in the pages of this thriller."
—Mary Jane Howell, Director of Public Relations for Dogwood Stable, campaigner of more than seventy stakes winners and winner of two Eclipse Awards
"Right out of the gate, Shedrow draws you into a fascinating world of thoroughbred owners with shockingly different goals. DeLuke weaves a nifty tale of ambition, deception and revenge.”
—Richard Rosenblatt, Associated Press Racing Writer