Dick Francis, the bestselling master of mystery and suspense, takes you into the thrilling world of horse racing.
The last place veteran horseman Randall Drew wanted to go was Moscow. But when his royal highness the prince asks a favor, one doesn’t refuse.
The Royal Family is worried about the prince’s brother in law, who aims to make the Olympics. Unfortunately a jealous Russian rider has sworn to kill him if he sets one hoof in Moscow. So Randall leaves his thoroughbred horses and loving girlfriend to investigate.
But what he finds is more than jealousy. It’s a terrifying track of sabotage and murder. And now that he knows, the killer is after him…
Praise for Dick Francis
‘Dick Francis is a wonder’ Cleveland Plain Dealer
‘Few things are more convincing than Dick Francis at a full gallop’ Chicago Tribune
‘Francis captures our attention and holds us spellbound… all the breathless pace we have come to expect of this superb writer.’ NYT Book Review
‘Few match Francis for dangerous flights of fancy and pure inventive menace’ Boston Herald
‘[The] master of crime fiction and equine thrills’ Newsday
‘Each Francis novel seems to be his best.’ Sunday Oklahoman
‘Few writers have maintained such a high standard of excellence for as long as Dick Francis’ San Diego Union-Tribune
‘[Francis] has the uncanny ability to turn out simply plotted yet charmingly addictive mysteries’ Wall Street Journal
‘Francis is a genius’ Los Angeles Times
‘For more than thirty years, Dick Francis has been mystery’s Gibraltar, a sturdy rock in stormy straits. Nobody executes the whodunit formula better’ Chicago Sun-Times
‘A rare and magical talent… who never writes the same story twice’ San Diego Union-Tribune