Trial Run

      Dick Francis
Trial Run

A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers.

Ex-steeplechaser Randall Drew is reluctantly off to pre-Olympic games Moscow, as a favour to royalty. One of the blue bloods is destined to compete in the games and there are concerns - both of safety and of scandal - that only Drew, with his racing connections, can clear up.

On arriving - speaking no Russian and wishing he were back home - Drew is supposed to identify and contact one Alyosha to clear up the scandal. Instead, he finds himself tailed by the KGB and embroiled in foiling a terrorist plot - or die trying.

Home seems an awful long way away - and if he's not careful, he'll be going back in a box . . .

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    Dick Francis's Damage

      Dick Francis
Dick Francis's Damage

Felix Francis is back with another edge-of-your-seat thriller, in the classic Dick Francis tradition.

Undercover investigator Jeff Hinkley is assigned by the British Horseracing Authority to look into the activities of a suspicious racehorse trainer, but as he's tailing his quarry through the Cheltenham Racing Festival, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place—the administration of illegal drugs to his horses?

Then many more horses test positive for prohibited stimulants, and someone starts making demands, threatening to completely destroy the integrity of the racing industry. In order to limit the damage to the sport, it's critical that Jeff find the perpetrator . . . but he'll soon learn he's up against someone who will stop at nothing to prevail.

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    Shattered

      Dick Francis
Shattered

After his friend is killed in a horse-racing accident, up-and-coming glass artisan Gerard Logan finds himself embroiled in a deadly search for a stolen videotape—a videotape that just might destroy his own life.

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    Whip Hand

      Dick Francis
Whip Hand

A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers.

One-handed ex-jockey Sid Halley works as a private detective, using his racing knowledge to solve crimes that baffle the police.

In Whip Hand, Sid is asked to investigate possible doping of the horses of thoroughbred trainer George Casper - whose once-successful mounts have been failing spectacularly on the race track. At the same time he learns that a conman has left his ex-wife Jenny facing a jail sentence over a fake charity, while the Jockey Club want him to look into certain powerful syndicates who may be acting in a ruthless and illegal manner.

Quickly, Sid discovers that each of his investigations is entirely unwelcome. But he isn't put off easily - not even when a threat is made to take off his remaining good hand.

Three dangerous cases, three ways to die - Sid is back on home turf . . .

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    Lester: The Official Biography

      Dick Francis
Lester: The Official Biography

The private story of the world's most famous jockey. Lester Piggott, by the world's most famous writer of racing thrillers. The inside story of the figure that racegoers have cheered for thirty-seven years, yet hardly know. The unpublished facts behind the punishments for rough riding in his youth, and the truth about the accusations of stealing other jockey's mounts. Lester has never defended himself against untrue press reports, and because of his reticence, been much misunderstood. This book sets the record straight. 

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    Blood Sport

      Dick Francis
Blood Sport

A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers.

Gene Hawkins is a fixer for his boss Mr Keeble: if Keeble has a problem, Gene goes and fixes it. It's that simple. Sometimes it requires the Luger he carries - mostly it doesn't.

Now Keeble has summoned Gene back from a long-overdue holiday. It seems that a very expensive stallion has been taken in Kentucky. It's the third high-value kidnapping in a few years.

Keeble wants his horse back. Gene is asked to go out there and find it. But what Gene doesn't know is that he's about to get involved with blackmailers and murderers. Looks like that Lugar will see some use...

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'As a jockey, Dick Francis was unbeatable when he got into his stride. The same is true of his crime writing' Daily Mirror

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    Second Wind

      Dick Francis
Second Wind

When a hurricane-chasing plane is downed on a Caribbean island, TV meteorologist Perry Stuart barely escapes with his life. But he can't escape what he saw on the island—and if the people who've tracked him back to England have their way, Stuart will have a zero percent chance of survival.

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