Barely out of his teens, Hudson was stacking up win after win riding thoroughbreds on the racetracks of Southern California. But a late growth spurt jams a stick in his spokes, sizing him out of the sport and sending his young life into a tailspin.

Until he stumbles upon after-hours horseracing on the beach in Mexico. These clandestine meets take place at midnight. Full-contact, no-holds-barred racing on oversized steeds against tough-as-nails competitors—a horse racing Fight Club.

His newfound size proves a decisive advantage but with his wins come notoriety, cash, and a woman—the wrong woman. Life soon turns into a full-tilt, hard charge, and all he can do is hold fast till he crosses the finish line.

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Mark Rogers is a writer and artist whose literary heroes include Charles Bukowski, Willy Vlautin, and Charles Portis. He lives in Baja California, Mexico with his Sinaloa-born wife, Sofia. His award-winning travel journalism for USA Today and other media outlets has brought him to 56 countries. His crime novels have been published in the U.S and UK. Uppercut, his memoir of moving to Mexico, is published by Cowboy Jamboree Press. NeoText publishes his Tijuana series and Gray Hunter series.