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  • Published: 27 August 2014
  • ISBN: 9781405916738
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $26.00

High Stakes



When inventor Steven Scott abruptly fires his winning trainer Jody Leeds, the racing world is shocked and disgusted - though not quite as angry as Leeds, who swears revenge on his former friend.

When inventor Steven Scott abruptly fires his winning trainer Jody Leeds, the racing world is shocked and disgusted - though not quite as angry as Leeds, who swears revenge on his former friend. But Steven is convinced that Leeds has been stealing from him - and worse - and feels he had no choice.  And when Leeds decides to enact his vengance, Steven finds out just what a nasty piece of work he really is. Because now Steven is not only in fear of losing everything he owns - but also his life.  somehow, he must prove to the world that Leeds is a vicious crook - or die trying . . . A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. 'An unfailing supply of well-managed twists.'  Sunday Times

  • Published: 27 August 2014
  • ISBN: 9781405916738
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • 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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