Risk: A classic racing mystery from the king of crime

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Dick Francis, the bestselling master of mystery and suspense, takes you into the thrilling world of horse racing.When he wakes in a pitch black room with his hands bound, Roland Britten, accountant and champion steeplechase jockey, knows he’s entered a nightmare of someone else’s making. Wracking his brain to figure out who is out to get him and why, he comes up empty, but somehow manages a death defying escape.

It isn’t long though before he’s recaptured. Now, with his life at stake, he must take every risk to outsmart his well disguised enemy and save himself.
Praise for Dick Francis

‘Francis captures our attention and holds us spellbound... all the breathless pace we have come to expect of this superb writer.’ NYT Book Review

‘Few match Francis for dangerous flights of fancy and pure inventive menace’ Boston Herald

‘[The] master of crime fiction and equine thrills’ Newsday

‘Each Francis novel seems to be his best.’ Sunday Oklahoman

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Dick Francis is widely acclaimed as one of the world's finest thriller writers. His awards include the Crime Writers' Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the crime genre, and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Tufts University of Boston. In 1996 Dick Francis was made a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master for a lifetime's achievement and in 2000 he received a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

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Publisher
Canelo
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Published on
Jul 1, 2019
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9781788634915
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Animals
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Sports
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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Dick Francis, the bestselling master of mystery and suspense, takes you into the thrilling world of horse racing.

With only his tormented past for company, Gene Hawkins is restlessly facing three lonely weeks of vacation. So when his boss asks for his help to help millionaire Dave Teller locate a missing priceless breeding stallion he accepts, against his better judgement.

But he gets more action than he bargains for when he draws the attention of his boss’s daughter, advances from Teller’s socialite wife and the deadly attention of the horse thieves who would be more than happy to put Hawkins out to pasture, permanently...

Praise for Dick Francis

‘Dick Francis is a wonder’ Cleveland Plain Dealer

‘Few things are more convincing than Dick Francis at a full gallop’ Chicago Tribune

‘Francis captures our attention and holds us spellbound... all the breathless pace we have come to expect of this superb writer.’ NYT Book Review

‘Few match Francis for dangerous flights of fancy and pure inventive menace’ Boston Herald

‘[The] master of crime fiction and equine thrills’ Newsday

‘Each Francis novel seems to be his best.’ Sunday Oklahoman

‘Few writers have maintained such a high standard of excellence for as long as Dick Francis’ San Diego Union-Tribune

‘[Francis] has the uncanny ability to turn out simply plotted yet charmingly addictive mysteries’ Wall Street Journal

‘Francis is a genius’ Los Angeles Times

‘For more than thirty years, Dick Francis has been mystery’s Gibraltar, a sturdy rock in stormy straits. Nobody executes the whodunit formula better’ Chicago Sun-Times

‘A rare and magical talent... who never writes the same story twice’ San Diego Union-Tribune

The place: Chicago, Illinois. The year: 1937. A city struggles to recover from the lawless legacy of Prohibition and the destructive aftermath of the Great Depression. The inequities of race and social class are vast and growing. In a rigidly segregated society, the average citizen keeps to his own kind, keeps his head down, and toils just to make ends meet. During this turbulent time, a young European immigrant labors in obscurity, deep within the teeming confines of the Pilsen district. He dreams of being a professional prizefighter. The young man’s prospects are few until he befriends an elderly African American boxer who operates a small gym on the city’s west side. The old man recognizes championship potential in the boy and agrees to coach him, molding him into a first class athlete. Together, the unlikely pair chase the elusive goal of a Middleweight Crown. Across town, another young man has a mentor of a different sort. One who schools him in the fine art of the “quick buck”. This boy, rescued from abject poverty, pursues wealth and power with ruthless zeal, surrendering to the darker side of human nature. Abandoning all compassion, he eagerly embraces a life of crime and brutality. A disillusioned Detective, grappling with a deep personal grief has become obsessed with fighting crime. His work has become his solace, his only virtue, his redemption. Exceeding the bounds of his authority, he fanatically persecutes the criminals of his precinct, setting him on a dangerous path of confrontation and violence. When these worlds collide, loyalty is forsaken and heartfelt dreams are crushed. A life is taken. This is a tale of good versus evil, of sacrifice and righteousness and love. This is a story of happiness and heartbreak and darkness. This Windy City Nocturne.
Dick Francis takes you into the thrilling world of horse racing with this gripping tale about the illusion of film and the reality of murder.

Champion jockey Robert Sherman has disappeared right before his wife was about to give birth. And right before he was sure to win the National. A coincidence?

British investigator David Cleveland doesn’t think so. He’s convinced someone made Sherman disappear, but with every answer David gets, the body count rises. And if he isn’t careful, the next body might just be his own...

Praise for Dick Francis

‘Dick Francis is a wonder’ Cleveland Plain Dealer

‘Few things are more convincing than Dick Francis at a full gallop’ Chicago Tribune

‘Francis captures our attention and holds us spellbound... all the breathless pace we have come to expect of this superb writer.’ NYT Book Review

‘Few match Francis for dangerous flights of fancy and pure inventive menace’ Boston Herald

‘[The] master of crime fiction and equine thrills’ Newsday

‘Each Francis novel seems to be his best.’ Sunday Oklahoman

‘Few writers have maintained such a high standard of excellence for as long as Dick Francis’ San Diego Union-Tribune

‘[Francis] has the uncanny ability to turn out simply plotted yet charmingly addictive mysteries’ Wall Street Journal

‘Francis is a genius’ Los Angeles Times

‘For more than thirty years, Dick Francis has been mystery’s Gibraltar, a sturdy rock in stormy straits. Nobody executes the whodunit formula better’ Chicago Sun-Times

‘A rare and magical talent... who never writes the same story twice’ San Diego Union-Tribune

Dick Francis, the bestselling master of mystery and suspense, takes you into the thrilling world of horse racing.

The youngest child of rich, neglectful parents, Henry Grey was occasionally accused of being an overgrown brat. But all Henry wanted was a career that would bring him some genuine fulfilment, a little adventure, and a chance to prove his true character. So he decided to take a dirty demanding job transporting racehorses by air, much to his snobbish family’s horror.

And when he discovered that he was actually transporting something altogether different, he had to call upon every ounce of resourcefulness he had to land with his life intact...

Praise for Dick Francis

‘Dick Francis is a wonder’ Cleveland Plain Dealer

‘Few things are more convincing than Dick Francis at a full gallop’ Chicago Tribune

‘Francis captures our attention and holds us spellbound... all the breathless pace we have come to expect of this superb writer.’ NYT Book Review

‘Few match Francis for dangerous flights of fancy and pure inventive menace’ Boston Herald

‘[The] master of crime fiction and equine thrills’ Newsday

‘Each Francis novel seems to be his best.’ Sunday Oklahoman

‘Few writers have maintained such a high standard of excellence for as long as Dick Francis’ San Diego Union-Tribune

‘[Francis] has the uncanny ability to turn out simply plotted yet charmingly addictive mysteries’ Wall Street Journal

‘Francis is a genius’ Los Angeles Times

‘For more than thirty years, Dick Francis has been mystery’s Gibraltar, a sturdy rock in stormy straits. Nobody executes the whodunit formula better’ Chicago Sun-Times

‘A rare and magical talent... who never writes the same story twice’ San Diego Union-Tribune

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