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    Default Novel 'At Risk'

    Just got this free on Kindle.

    I'm enjoying it so far but the plot seems to revolve around the idea that someone stole a trailer full of horses to sell to slaughter.

    That just seems a bit un-realistic to me. Does it actually happen?
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    It's fiction. What matters is if you are able to suspend your disbelief and enjoy the story. It sounds like the premise didn't work for you. I often avoid books about things I know because of that issue. I read a lot of crime fiction though, and have a lot of gun knowledge, and often find myself wanting to throw the book across the room.



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    It's a good book. It's the first in a series and the second one is good also. I just bought the second and third one at Amazon for $2.99 ( kindle version)
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    Thanks - just what I needed - to go out to Amazon and buy a bunch of books! Of course, I found a couple Stuart Woods that I hadn't read and a Nelson DeMille....

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    Well, according to the late county, there are border crossings that are basically open if you know where they are, without any controls.

    I am guessing all the new legal developments make it increasingly unlikely, but not completely implausible, especially not in the past.

    Mot to mention there are other outlets than 'for human consumption' which also require a horse to be pretty much dead.
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    Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying it. Just one of those things that made me go huh? and wonder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kookicat View Post
    Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying it. Just one of those things that made me go huh? and wonder.
    LOL, yeah, sometime the context is lost over time or in translation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kookicat View Post
    Just got this free on Kindle.

    I'm enjoying it so far but the plot seems to revolve around the idea that someone stole a trailer full of horses to sell to slaughter.

    That just seems a bit un-realistic to me. Does it actually happen?
    It can... I had a trainer that went down to Arizona to the winter shows. Dropped the horses off and then went to check in to the hotel. Came out and truck/trailer was gone. Found it a few days later in the Mexican desert with a couple hundred miles added. If they horses would have been in there who knows what would have happed... maybe they would have never stolen it, maybe they would have sold them to the highest bidder or let them go in the desert... who knows?



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    Thanks! Glad the horses were okay!
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