Large Print - 2010
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Shell-shocked and missing a foot-lost to an IED during his tour of duty in Afghanistan-Captain Tom Forsyth has been sent "home" by the army and, at loose ends, returns to his estranged mother's house for the first time since he joined up at seventeen. But Josephine Kauri, the "first lady of British racing, " has always put the horses she trains first and her family last. Tom soon finds himself strained to the breaking point with his mother and stepfather. But there's another reason for the stifling tension at Kauri House Stables: Josephine is being blackmailed for a hefty sum every week-and forced to make her horses lose. Retirement is not an option, as she has been warned that it will result in the thing she most fears: exposure and ridicule ... and prison, when the government finds out what she's been hiding. Tom sets out to discover and defeat this hidden enemy using his finely honed military skills. But can he save his mother's reputation and career, or will he find himself caught in the cross fire?
Publisher: Detroit : Thorndike Press, 2010.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410428011
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 505 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Francis, Felix


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Nov 13, 2013

enjoyed this book. Felix Francis is writing books as good as his father Dick Francis.

Oct 09, 2010

Anyone that likes suspense and/or horses should read any novel by Dick Francis and now by his son, Felix. Although all of them are stand alone, some of the characters appear in more than one of his books, so reading them in order of publication makes it easier to understand some of the references to past occurences.

Sep 09, 2010

Dick Francis has been one of my favorites for years. I've read all his books, most more than once. I was afraid the quality would suffer when his son's name began to appear on the cover, and was happy to find the old "Dick Francis" formula is alive and well. If you're a fan, you know what to expect and Felix Francis does not disapoint. Tom Forsyth is a classic Francis hero - strong, silent, resourceful, patient, unwavering, and of course winning out over the bad guys in the end. Very satisfying read.


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