Red Foot Jesse is a panoramic salute to thorughbred horse racing and the Triple Crown. In this third volume of the Shroud Series, Lute, Maria, and Kathy Rothfuss have just buried their assassinated son and husband, President-elect Jesse Rothfuss. It order to soothe the family's grief at the loss of their loved one, Lute devises yet another plan to breed a spectacular throughbred race horse, Red Foot Jesse. Jesse bears a striking resemblance to a legendary Triple Crown winner. Lute's new goal is for Red Foot Jesse to win the Triple Crown- the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes. Lute's plan has every opportunity to backfire, and Jesse's chief racing competitor is another gifted horse bred and owned by Lute's ex-friend, Dr. Phil Martin. This fast moving novel has a host of memorable characters- the alcoholic and aging head trainer, the elderly assistant trainer horse whisperer, and a scheming and diabolical female horse racing reporter. Humor, intrigue, and huge doses of throughbred horse racing color and history are scattered throughout this enjoyable novel.