Trial Run

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A royally connected candidate is going for gold at the Moscow Olympic Games. But a mysterious 'Aloysha' has threatened to turn it into an international incident. Ex-steeplechaser Randall Drew knows more about horses than Russians - and more about farming than spying. Yet he still finds himself Moscow-bound, armed only with a vague brief and an invisible opposition. It's time for a winter crash course in Soviet diplomacy...'"Trial Run" is entirely enjoyable' - "New York Times".

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Randall Draw couldn't say no to a Prince, could he? So he was headed to Russia -- the Prince's brother-in-law had his heart set on riding in the Olympics, and it seemed a jealous Russian woman had her heart set on killing him if he did.
Leaving behind his well-bred horses and high-born girlfriend, Randall went to Moscow, little expecting that the sabotage and murder he'd find would pale in comparison to the unspeakable terror that followed....

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Dick Francis wrote more than forty international bestsellers and was widely acclaimed as one of the world's finest thriller writers. His awards included 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.

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