The multi-million pond Stratton Park racecourse in Wiltshire faces ruin in the hands of a squabbling family. Lee Morris, architect, builder and father of six healthy sons, is reluctantly drawn into the turmoil. As the Strattons fight for control in the boardroom, Lee finds himself forced to take sides. Until the day a massive explosion on the racecourse threatens his own and his children's lives. Suddenly it isn't just the future of Stratton Park that's at stake . . . 'A writer of champion class' The Times
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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.From AudioFile:
Dick Francis presents a likeable architect-hero embroiled in a family feud over the ownership of a racecourse. Francis's finely drawn characters make an excellent cast for Simon Jones. He uses lightly characterized voices for each Stratton family member--each more difficult, stubborn or pig-headed than the next. The listener gets most of the character development from these voices as the story is cut to essential plot lines. Many of the observations and digressions that delight Francis's print fans are missing. If you've read the book, the audio can extend your association with the characters, if not, it may send you off to enjoy the text. R.F.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Pan Books, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110330335685