Horseracing last time for Max Roper, women's pro tennis this time, when a younger comer, seeded No. 2. is strangled with racket gut. There are two further murders but most of this ties in with the crippled husband of numero una, who is rich and traffics in guns and is heading toward another kind of Arab-Israeli non-sporting event, reminiscent of the Munich Olympics. Platt's service is so smooth and his timing so right that you'll keep turning your head from left to right without questioning the somewhat overstructured plot. Love-love, many do.