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There are two worlds in racing. Winning and losing. Private detective Sid Halley has gone from one to the other - fast. First his career as a jockey ended when he lost his hand in a fall. Then his wife said a cold good-bye. Now he’s on the trail of thugs who crush losers. With vicious pleasure.
These are people who aim to win - at any price. There’s a syndicate of owners with a sideline in violent kidnapping. And Trevor Deansgate, a bookmaker whose hatred of favourites goes one deathly step too far...
For the sake of his health, Halley had better return to winning ways. Because to lose is to die...
‘Superb... this is Mr Francis’s best book. And that’s high praise’ Sunday Mirror--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Dick Francis has written more than forty international bestsellers and is widely acclaimed as one of the world’s finest thriller writers. His awards include the Crime Writers’ Association’s Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the genre, and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Tufts University of Boston. In 1996 Dick Francis was made a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master for a lifetime’s achievement and in 2000 he was awarded the CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Sadly he died in 2010.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
I am a Dick Francis fan I'm afraid. Love the way he writes. If you are British you'll know the race courses and places he mentions in his stories.Published 11 months ago by Phyllis Smith
As a general rule, I am a Sci-Fi person first, Fantasy second, Political Thrillers third, and the rest rarely makes my reading list. Read morePublished on Dec 3 2001 by Annette C. Collins