Whip Hand - Francis Thriller (Paperback)Dick Francis (author)
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Discover the classic mystery from Dick Francis, one of the greatest thriller writers of all time
'A whip cracking, page turning read with a twist in the tail' 5***** Reader Review
'Dick Francis grips the reader from start to finish' 5***** Reader Review
Ex-jockey Sid Halley works as a private detective, using his racing knowledge to solve crimes that baffle the police.
He's asked to investigate the possible doping of the horses of George Casper - a thoroughbred trainer whose once-successful mounts have been failing spectacularly on the race track.
At the same time, he learns that a conman has left his ex-wife Jenny facing a jail sentence over a fake charity, while the Jockey Club want him to look into certain powerful syndicates who may be acting in a ruthless and illegal manner.
Quickly, Sid discovers that each of his investigations is entirely unwelcome. But he isn't put off easily - not even when a threat is made that could change his life.
Three dangerous cases, three ways to die - Sid is back on home turf . . .
Packed with intrigue and hair-raising suspense, Whip Hand is just one of the many blockbuster thrillers from legendary crime writer Dick Francis.
Praise for Dick Francis:
'As a jockey, Dick Francis was unbeatable when he got into his stride. The same is true of his crime writing' Daily Mirror
'The narrative is brisk and gripping and the background researched with care . . . the entire story is a pleasure to relish' Scotsman
'Dick Francis's fiction has a secret ingredient - his inimitable knack of grabbing the reader's attention on page one and holding it tight until the very end' Sunday Telegraph
'A regular winner . . . as smooth, swift and lean as ever' Sunday Express
'The master of suspense and intrigue' Country Life
'Francis writing at his best' Evening Standard
'Still the master' Racing Post
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 355 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm
Dick Francis's fiction has a secret ingredient - his inimitable knack of grabbing the reader's attention on page one and holding it tight until the very end * Sunday Telegraph *
Superb. Francis's best book. And that's high praise * Sunday Mirror *
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