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High Stakes. Signed copy

Francis, Dick

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ISBN 10: 0718113934 / ISBN 13: 9780718113933
Edité par Michael Joseph, London, 1975
Etat : VG : in very good condition Couverture rigide
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239pp. With dust jacket Signed by author on half-title. N° de réf. du libraire fra20

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Titre : High Stakes. Signed copy

Éditeur : Michael Joseph, London

Date d'édition : 1975

Reliure : Black hardback cloth cover

Etat du livre :VG : in very good condition

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : First Edition.

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Synopsis :

[MP3-CD audiobook format in Vinyl case. NOTE: The MP3-CD format requires a compatible audio CD player.]

[Read by Ralph Cosham -aka- Geoffrey Howard]

Steven Scott is relatively new to horses. A successful, wealthy inventor, he takes up horse racing as a hobby -- a hobby that soon brings him winner after winner under the inspired guidance of his trainer, Jody Leeds. Currently both their reputations are wrapped up in a beautiful black hurdler named Energise.

But just when Steven is winning at both women and horses, he discovers deceit in his own stables. Termination of the troublemaker marks Steven for his own termination -- and much sooner than he can imagine.

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With a glass of champagne in one hand and binoculars in the other, the world of racing could seem a very cosy and civilized hobby. Especially when your horse has just sprinted past the winning post.

But the pleasure of a day at Sandown is spoiled for Steven Scott when he sacks the trainer of his horses, a man he once thought of as a friend. For although on the surface Jody Leeds is a bright young workaholic, Scott suspects he’s a crook.

Racing may have its rewards but, as Scott finds out to his own cost, not all of them are innocent... or legal.

‘An unfailing supply of well-managed twists’ Sunday Times

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