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Michael R N Dolbear
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Under Orders By Dick Francis
Sept '06 Michael Joseph in UK, Puttnams in US
The starter's pistol isn't the only gunshot heard at Cheltenham on Gold Cup
It's the third death that really troubles former champion jump-jockey Sid
Halley. He knows the perils of racing all too well - but in his days,
jockeys didn't usually reach the finishing line with three .38 rounds in
the chest. But this is precisely how he finds Huw Walker - the new winner
of the Triumph Hurdle and Halley's friend. Now former friend.
Walker was riding one of Lord Enstone's horses in the event and it was the
inimitable owner who invited Halley in the first place. His brief: to make
discrete enquiries into alleged race fixing. Are results being rigged?
Are bookies taking a cut? And if so, are trainers and jockeys playing a
dangerous game with stakes far higher than they realise...
Halley's quest for answers draws him even deeper into the darker side of
the race game, in a-life-or-death power-play that will push him to his very
limits - both professionally and personally.
Under Orders will be his 39th novel ==
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