10 Lb Penalty
New York Times bestselling author Dick Francis has been hailed as “a master of understated suspense” (The San Diego Union-Tribune). With this blockbuster novel, he lives up to his dazzling reputation, delivering the compelling story of a father and son who must work together to defeat a deadly adversary…Even though Ben Juliard had always dreamt of becoming a jockey, he couldn’t say no when his father—a prominent politician—pulled some strings and got him a job in his campaign for Parliament. Now Ben needs to do more than smile for the cameras. With each step up on the ladder of power come new dangers to the aspiring candidate. And as the mysterious attacks grow ever more lethal, Ben discovers that politics can be the most perilous horse race of all…
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 Penalty is 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
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