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Francis, Dick

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ISBN 10: 0718149971 / ISBN 13: 9780718149970
Published by Penguin/Michael Joseph, 2006
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A fine hardcover copy in a fine dustjacket/brodart covered, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. A very nice, clean and bright copy. No tears, no chips to dustjacket. The scarce signed British edition. A nice copy. = We ship all books with Delivery Confirmation. = We have been selling Used Books for over 31 years. Bookseller Inventory # 003426C

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Title: Under Orders

Publisher: Penguin/Michael Joseph

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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"Sadly, death at the races is not uncommon. However, three in one afternoon was sufficiently unusual to raise more than an eyebrow." It's the third death that really troubles former champion jump-jockey Sid Halley. He knows the perils of racing all too well - but in his day, jockeys didn't usually reach the finishing line with three .38 rounds in the chest. But this is precisely how he finds Huw Walker - the new winner of the Triumph Hurdle and Halley's friend. Now former friend. Walker was riding one of Lord Enstone's horses in the Hurdle and it was the inimitable owner who invited Halley in the first place. His brief: to make discrete enquiries into alleged race fixing.Are results being rigged? Are bookies taking a cut? And if so, are trainers and jockeys playing a dangerous game with stakes far higher than they realise ...Halley's quest for answers draws him ever deeper into the darker side of the race game, in a life-or-death power-play that will push him to his very limits - both professionally and personally.

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Dick Francis has written thirty-eight international bestsellers novels and is widely acclaimed as one of the world's finest thriller writers, having first been a champion National Hunt jockey. His awards include the Crime Writers Association's Gold Dagger for the best novel, and he has been given three Edgar Allen Poe awards for the best novel of the year. In 2000, he was awarded the CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

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