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Rat Race

Francis, Dick

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ISBN 10: 0718107802 / ISBN 13: 9780718107802
Published by Harper & Brothers, 1971
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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No Cover but in super condition with no faults. One of his earliest. Matt Shore, flying for a small air-taxi firm, takes five passengers on a routine flight to the races and back. On their return journey, in the summer sky, lies death - a fate only avoided by instinct and Matt's sharp reactions. But which of the passengers is the target? In his efforts to unravel the mystery, Matt finds himself being sucked into a terrifying fight for survival. Bookseller Inventory # 007882

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Title: Rat Race

Publisher: Harper & Brothers

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hard Bound

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: Presumed 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

Matt Shore was an experienced pilot. He'd done it all. From big jets to flying in supplies to war zones. So when he gets a job ferrying high class punters around England's race courses he might be forgiven for expecting the quiet life. But then his plane explodes in a massive fireball. He could have been in it. Some quiet life. Instead he's landed in the middle of a nightmare world where there is big money at stake. Very big money. From then on he finds himself hurtling down a tortuous trail where people are not all they appear, and all around him is sudden bloody death...'Impossible to stop reading' - "Daily Telegraph".

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Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott. During his lifetime Dick Francis received many awards, amongst them the prestigious Crime Writers' Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the genre, and three 'best novel' Edgar Allan Poe awards from The Mystery Writers of America. In 1996 he was named by them as Grand Master for a lifetime's achievement. In 1998 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List of 2000. Dick Francis died in February 2010, at the age of eighty-nine, but he remains one of the greatest thriller writers of all time.

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