Harry Mickey Shorts gets a call from M. Randle Trundle, a New York business tycoon, who is in need of Harry's help. Without a thought, Harry drops what he is doing and races off to help his benefactor, and his friend.
Trundle is a part owner in Board Room Farms - a horse racing stable -– which is run by his brother, Danny Trundle. He informs Harry the stable's stud breeding stallion was found dead in his stall and Trundle feels something is wrong. Harry agrees to help Trundle with the case and does what he does best by going undercover and begins digging into the world of thoroughbred horse racing. Having bet on more than a few nags before in his lifetime, Harry is comfortable around the track and blends in very smoothly.
During his investigation, Harry forms an alliance with the ranch's female vet - in more ways than one. She agrees to provide needed intelligence on the current and prior goings-on at Board Room farms. Along the way, she becomes a serious love interest in Harry's life. Unfortunately, that conflicts with Harry's renewed part-time interest in his ex-wife that may prove to be a "pick one" dilemma, sooner, rather than later. His love for, and continued attempt to become part of his two children's lives, remains paramount in Harry's thinking.
da bug, as seen through the eyes of Harry Mickey Shorts, street-smart private investigator, gives the reader a feel for what goes on in the world of thoroughbred horse racing, both upfront and behind the scenes. Elements of humor, suspense and surprise twist and turn throughout. Together they keep the pace fast and provide the main character, Harry Mickey Shorts, with a trip you will be glad you didn't miss.