When physics teacher Jonathan Derry is unwittingly given some computer tapes containing a bookie-breaking betting system, his sharp-shooting abilities come in extremely handy against the thug who comes looking for them. Fourteen years later, Jonathan's brother William is about to fall victim to the same thug. But this time, William is determined to play a cautious and crafty game. After all, once bitten . . . 'An extraordinary thriller . . . Evil is real here. Nails are for biting' Evening Standard
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"A thoroughbred thriller...A winner."
THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD
Young physicist Jonathan Derry is given some musical tapes by a friend. But the tapes are really an elaborate, computerized horse-betting system that can make the owner a rich man--or a dead one.
Once again, high-speed thrill master Dick Francis weaves a constantly twisting plot, a wicked villain, non-stop action, and an explosive showdown into a superb book that races to the finish line, leaving you breathless for more....
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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Book Description Pan Books, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110330269186
Book Description Pan Books, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0330269186
Book Description 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st. Paperback. When physics teacher Jonathan Derry is unwittingly given some computer tapes containing a bookie-breaking betting system, his sharp-shooting abilities come in extremely handy .Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 416 pages. 0.205. Bookseller Inventory # 9780330269186