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Silks

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£18.99

Silks

Author: Dick Francis

Price: £18.99

Published by: Michael Joseph

Date Available: 04 September 2008

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"Julian Trent, you have been found guilty by this court of perpetrating a violent and unprovoked attack on an innocent family including a charge of attempted murder. You have shown little or no remorse for your actions and I consider you a danger to society."

When defence barrister Geoffrey Mason hears the judge's verdict, he quietly hopes that a long and arduous custodial sentence will be handed down to his arrogant young client. That Julian Trent only receives eight years seems all too lenient. Little does Mason expect that he will be looking Trent in the eyes again much sooner than he had ever imagined. Setting aside his barrister's wig, Mason heads to Sandown to don his racing silks. An amateur jockey, his true passion is to be found in the saddle on a Thoroughbred, pounding the turf in the heat of a steeplechase. But when a fellow rider is brutally murdered, Mason's racing life soon becomes all too close to his working life. The prime suspect is one of their brethren, champion jockey Steve Mitchell; the evidence is overwhelming. Mason is reluctant to heed Mitchell's pleas for legal advice, but soon he finds himself at the centre of a sinister web of threat and intimidation. Mason is left fighting a battle of right and wrong, and more immediately, a battle of life and death.

 

About the Author

Dick Francis has written forty-one novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), his autobiography (The Sport of Queens) and the biography of Lester Piggott. He is rightly acclaimed as one of the greatest thriller writers in the world. Felix Francis is the younger of Dick's two sons. Over the last forty years, Felix has assisted with the research of many of the Dick Francis novels, not least Twice Shy, Shattered, and Under Orders. With the publication of Dead Heat Felix took on a more significant role in the writing - Silks is the second novel of this father and son collaboration.

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Cover Type: Hardback

ISBN: 9780718154578

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