From the New York Times bestselling author of Field of 13, 10 Lb. Penalty, To the Hilt, and so many more...a com-pelling and chilling tale of drugged racehorses, double-dealers, and masterful detection that confirms Dick Francis's reputation as "mystery's Gibraltar." (Chicago Sun-Times)
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"The best thriller writer going."
Daniel Roke didn't want to leave his Australian stud farm to help look into an English horse-doping scandal. But there he was in England, taking over invetsigative duties vacated by a racing journalist who had died in a suspicious auto accident. And soon enough, Daniel learned that men who would give drugs to horses would do much worse to human beings....
Dick Francis (pictured with his son Felix Francis) was born in South Wales in 1920. He was a young rider of distinction winning awards and trophies at horse shows throughout the United Kingdom. At the outbreak of World War II he joined the Royal Air Force as a pilot, flying fighter and bomber aircraft including the Spitfire and Lancaster.
He became one of the most successful postwar steeplechase jockeys, winning more than 350 races and riding for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. After his retirement from the saddle in 1957, he published an autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write more than forty acclaimed books, including the New York Times bestsellers Even Money and Silks.
A three-time Edgar Award winner, he also received the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association’s Cartier Diamond Dagger, was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2000. He died in February 2010, at age eighty-nine, and remains among the greatest thriller writers of all time.
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Book Description Jove. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0515123862 MP 19. Bookseller Inventory # CT-U312-AZUH
Book Description Jove, 1998. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0515123862