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HIGH STAKES: Four Novels of Racing Adventure
HIGH STAKES Four Novels of Racing Adventure Author:Dick Francis SET OF FOUR NOVELS IN A GIFT BOX! 1) High Stakes: Steven Scott, a successful inventor of mechanical toys, gives the sack to the trainer of his hurdler Energize. In public Scott is seen as an ungrateful owner uncaring about the little man. The non-public reason for the sacking is that the trainer has been systematically fleecing Steven for year... more »s. But the trainer does not go gently into the good night & Steven must enlist new allies in an attempt to recover his horse and honor.
2) Smokescreen: Movie actor Edward Lincoln is asked by an old friend to find out why the horses in her South African stable are no longer winning. In the course of his investigation he encounters real life-or-death situations deep inside a gold mine and on the sun-baked South African veldt.
3) Bonecrack: When a serious auto accident sidelines his father, business analyst Neil Griffon is temporarily in charge of the training of some 85 horses including the Derby favorite. Which means that, when a ruthless crime lord decides he wants his son Alessandro to ride on the Derby winner, the best way to achieve such an end is to kidnap Neil & threaten him with the destruction of the stables unless sonny is given the ride.
4) Rat Race: Life has kicked pilot Matt Shore around a bit; an acrimonious divorce and a gradual decline in his career have reduced him to living in a trailer and counting every penny. There's no shortage of suspects when Shore and his four race going air taxi passengers narrowly avoid death via a bomb; it's up to Matt to determine who wants whom dead.« less