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The latest searing, intrigue-filled blockbuster from from the Champion StorytellersWhen defence barrister Geoffrey Mason hears the judge's guilty verdict, he quietly hopes that a long and arduous custodial sentence will be handed down to his arrogant young client. That Julian Trent only receives eight years seems all too lenient. Little does Mason expect that he'll be seeing Trent again much sooner than he'd ever imagined.Setting aside his barrister's wig, Mason heads to Sandown to don his racing silks. An amateur jockey, his true passion is to be found in the saddle, on a thoroughbred, pounding the turf. But when a fellow rider is brutally murdered - a pitchfork driven through his chest - the prime suspect is champion jockey Steve Mitchell and the evidence is overwhelming. Mason, reluctant to heed Mitchell's pleas for legal advice, soon finds himself at the centre of a sinister web of threat and intimidation and is left fighting a battle of right and wrong, and more immediately, a battle of life and death... his own.
Publisher: London : Pan, 2009, c2008
ISBN: 9780330464512
Branch Call Number: Pbk FRA


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Jan 13, 2010

The flow of the story felt like good-old Dick but many things jumped out as feeling wrong for a Dick Francis main character. Even the cover is too graphic. Dick Francis covers should be understated, like his main characters always are.

tomato Jun 29, 2009

Felix Francis (Dick's son) is, once again, a co-author. There were parts that I was quite sure that Felix wrote, rather than Dick, but then, Dick must be in his 80's by now, and it's time to "hand the reins" over. Still a cracking good read, though!

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Feb 14, 2017

jeannecrisp thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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