10-Lb Penalty

10-Lb Penalty

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 11/09/2014
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Discover the classic mystery from Dick Francis, one of the greatest thriller writers of all time'Great plot, non-stop action and great bad guys . . . What's not to like?' 5***** Reader Review 'Draws you in in the first five seconds and doesn't let go' 5***** Reader Review 'Dick Francis is a master at holding attention throughout' 5***** Reader Review ______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 Senior 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 . . .Packed with intrigue and hair-raising suspense, 10-Lb Penaltyis 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
  • ISBN: 9781405916851
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 223g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm

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