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It’s not long before Miles suspects who it was, especially when he himself gets cornered, but what do they want? It is an eye opener to the life of a jockey, starving yourself, the pressure, the effect on mental health all laid bare.

Francis devises a subtle, clever scheme for the heart of the mystery, and he excels at making his broken lead credible and sympathetic. On a personal note, one minor issue for me was that I had a little bit of trouble sometimes keeping track of the shifts from past to present and back. He did point to point races, worked in stables, rode whenever he could, his mum wasn’t happy as he wasn’t doing his schoolwork. Great literature is supposed to move us, teach us about the world we live in, even if it is fiction, and this book delivers on so many levels. The later period, which keeps interrupting the 'training period', is set after something fairly predictable has taken place to change Pusset's career direction and move him to seek his thrills from riding down the Cresta Run in Switzerland.But when he sees that something suspicious is going on, Miles can't help but look for answers, even when it puts him in danger. His actions seem pretty pathetic, but as he realizes later, “When the mind is at war with itself, as mine was, sound reasoning and rational logic are the first casualties. Since then Miles has endured flashbacks and feelings of guilt because he survived the accident which killed his father. But his mum didn’t want that for him, she hadn’t been able to watch his Jim race, so the last thing she wanted was for Miles to go down that same route. Eventually, he has a panic attack and is found by two policemen in the middle of a street late one night.

He's abandoned the entire horseracing industry to preserve his mental health but the speed and danger of racing down an icy course at high speed fills his need for adventure. Iced” features the past and present life of former steeplechase jockey Miles Pussett and his mental health problems and the various ways they developed and his attempts to deal with them before receiving professional help. As his father swerves to avoid the car, he fails to see a van behind and is hit, circling around to end up facing the opposite direction in the path of a brick carrying lorry which will end in a head on. Miles Pussett is a former steeplechase jockey but he now gets his adrenalin rush from hurling himself, head first, down the Cresta Run, a three-quarter-mile long Swiss ice chute, reaching speeds of up to eighty miles per hour. While there is no pro- or epilogue statement about the need to seek professional help and addiction recovery organizations, the wisdom of those courses of action is apparent in the tale.Through the past parts of the story we learn how his career as a jockey came to an end, what happened leading up to it and after.

Allegedly, she can relate because she has some OCD issues, which I am not a doctor but OCD and alcoholism do not seem all that similar. This became a big pressure which led to some drastic not to mention dangerous extremes to attain right weight whichever horse. I am not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other Web sites or media without my permission.It is an experience that Miles cannot get from his mind and he blames his father's death on himself. He was in St Moritz the same weekend as White Turf - that's high-class horseracing on the frozen lake and against his better judgement he gets talked into helping with the saddling of the horses. In fact, it's noticeably different; but once I stopped wondering when the pace was going to pick up and someone was going to get bumped off (somewhere around the 30% mark), I realized I was getting into it anyway. Miles waits to confront Jerry, but when the horse Jerry was holding comes into the stables alone, Miles goes looking for Jerry and finds him face downon the ice, when he rolls him over he sees Jerry seems to have had a good beating, but refuses to let Miles get the police or and ambulance. The formula requires a crime based mystery to be introduced at the start, a fast action plot and a very direct and easy to follow writing style.



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