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'Sadly, death at the races is not uncommon. However, three in a single afternoon was sufficiently unusual to raise more than an eyebrow.' It's the third death on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day that really troubles super-sleuth Sid Halley. Former champion jockey Halley knows the perils of racing all too well - but in his day, jockeys didn't usually reach the finishing line with three .38 rounds in the chest. But this is precisely how he finds jockey Huw Walker - who, only a few hours earlier, had won the coveted Triumph Hurdle. Just moments before the gruesome discovery, Halley had been called upon by Lord Enstone to make discrete enquiries into why his horses appeared to be on a permanent losing streak. Are races being fixed? 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 ever 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.
The unclipped dustjacket has light shelfwear. The hardback cover is in good condition apart from a little bumping. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and unmarked. Signed by the author on the title page.
First published/copyright 2006.

Item details

Added value:
dustjacket, signed, FE
Author(s):
Francis, Dick
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
241x162x32
EAN-13:
9780718149970
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0718149971
ISBN-13:
9780718149970
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
347
Publisher:
Michael Joseph

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'Sadly, death at the races is not uncommon. However, three in a single afternoon was sufficiently unusual to raise more than an eyebrow.' It's the third death on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day that really troubles super-sleuth Sid Halley. Former champion jockey Halley knows the perils of racing all too well - but in his day, jockeys didn't usually reach the finishing line with three .38 rounds in the chest. But this is precisely how he finds jockey Huw Walker - who, only a few hours earlier, had won the coveted Triumph Hurdle. Just moments before the gruesome discovery, Halley had been called upon by Lord Enstone to make discrete enquiries into why his horses appeared to be on a permanent losing streak. Are races being fixed? 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 ever 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.
The unclipped dustjacket has light shelfwear. The hardback cover is in good condition apart from a little bumping. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and unmarked. Signed by the author on the title page.
First published/copyright 2006.

Added value:
dustjacket, signed, FE
Author(s):
Francis, Dick
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
241x162x32
EAN-13:
9780718149970
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0718149971
ISBN-13:
9780718149970
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
347
Publisher:
Michael Joseph

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