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'Sadly, death at the races is not uncommon. However, three in a single afternoon was sufficiently unusual to raise more than an eyebrow.' It's the ...Show synopsis'Sadly, death at the races is not uncommon. However, three in a single afternoon was sufficiently unusual to raise more than an eyebrow.' It's the third death on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day that really troubles super-sleuth Sid Halley. Former champion jockey Halley 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 jockey Huw Walker - who, only a few hours earlier, had won the coveted Triumph Hurdle. Just moments before the gruesome discovery, Halley had been called upon by Lord Enstone to make discrete enquiries into why his horses appeared to be on a permanent losing streak. Are races being fixed? 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. In his first new novel for six years, Dick Francis returns to prove once again that he is the Grand Master of thriller writing.Hide synopsis
Under Orders (Putnam Publishing Group) – Hardcover (2006)
Hardcover, Putnam Publishing Group 2006
ISBN: 0399154000 ISBN-13: 9780399154003
Sid Halley, former jockey-turned-detective, returns. Death at the races is not uncommon, but three in one day--including a winning horse and champion jockey--are more than enough to raise Halley's suspicions.Sid Halley, former jockey-turned-detective, returns. Death at the races is not uncommon, but three in one day--including a winning horse and champion jockey--are more than enough to raise Halley's suspicions.Hide
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One certainly doesn?t need to be an equine lover to enjoy Dick Francis? novels. His characters are diverse and interesting and the plot twists are practically scary. Each story has a sort of theme. One was about abstract painting. Another focused on a survivalist/travel writer. A great one, Proof, ...
In this fast-paced, action-packed novel, Dick Francis gives us a bird's-eye view of online gambling and race-fixing. As ever, the characters are fascinating and believable and once you've started, it is difficult to put the book down. At 87, Francis is assuredly a grand master of crime fiction!
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