1) Even money
4) Under orders
5) Hot money
Wealthy gold trader Malcolm Pembroke has five ex-wives and nine chidren between them, all fighting among themselves. But when violent death strikes the least likable of his former spouses, Malcolm himself feels threatened, and he calls on his most capable son, Ian, the family jockey,...
6) Wild horses
Thomas Lyon has finally been given the chance to direct a potential blockbuster, based on the true story of an unsolved crime that rocked the horseracing world twenty-six years ago. But a cryptic deathbed confession, an assault on an elderly woman, and a frightening threat...
7) Dead heat
Max Moreton is a rising culinary star?until his guests fall victim to severe food poisoning?and then a bomb blast rips through the luncheon he?s catering. Two close calls are too close for comfort, and Max vows to protect his name, and himself, before it?s too late.
Longtime jockey Philip Nore is no hero. But when he begins to suspect that a racetrack photographer’s fatal accident was really murder, he sets out to discover the truth and trap the killer. Slowly, he unravels some nasty secrets of corruption, blackmail and murder—and unwittingly sets himself...
10) 10 lb. penalty
Even though Ben Juliard had always dreamt of becoming a jockey, he couldn’t say no when...
13) Come to grief
Jump in the saddle with a sure thing.
Travel writer John Kendall travels to England to interview a racehorse trainer. Soon enough, however, Kendall realizes that completing the book will be tricky at best. Because the racehorse trainer he’s tasked with interviewing has something to hide—a...
“Few things are more convincing than Dick Francis at a full gallop.”—Chicago Tribune
With his remarkable blend of unrelenting suspense, finely tuned narrative, and lean, stylish prose, New York Times bestselling author Dick Francis proves that he is as much...
17) The edge
But one passenger on this train is a sociopath, a genius at blackmail and criminal corruption—and he plans to take everyone for everything they've got.
Foreign Office diplomat Peter Darwin uncovers a peculiar operation involving a veterinary surgeon and the unexplained deaths of several valuable racehorses.