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  • Published: 24 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9781405916851
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $26.00
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A wealthy businessman running for a parliamentary by-election in Dorset, Juliard Sr needs all the help he can get - especially when the campaign moves from mudslinging to something more deadly.

Seventeen-year-old Benedict Juliard's ambitions of becoming a steeplechase jockey are dashed when he's falsely accused of taking drugs. For his estranged father, however, this is an opportunity.

A wealthy businessman running for a parliamentary by-election in Dorset, Juliard Sr needs all the help he can get - especially when the campaign moves from mudslinging to something more deadly.

Now young Benedict has to grow up fast, not only to find out who is trying to harm his father's chances of election, but also to keep him alive long enough to stay in the race . . .
A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers.
'At his best, Francis can make you feel the hot breath of horses on the back of your neck.'  Sunday Express
 

  • Pub date: 24 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9781405916851
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

Dick Francis

Dick Francis has written forty-one novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), his autobiography (The Sport of Queens) and the biography of Lester Piggott. He is justly acclaimed as one of the greatest thriller writers in the world.

He has received many awards, amongst them the prestigious Crime Writers Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the genre, and the Mystery Writers of America have given him three Edgar Allen Poe awards for the best novel of the year, and in 1996 made him a Grand Master for a lifetime's achievement. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2000.

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