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Reader's Digest Condensed Books, Vol 3, 1987: Bolt, The Night Lives on, The Choice, The Ladies of Missalonghi, Night of the Fox
Reader's Digest Condensed Books Vol 3 1987 Bolt The Night Lives on The Choice The Ladies of Missalonghi Night of the Fox Author:Dick Francis, Walter Lord, Henry Denker, Colleen McCullough, Jack Higgins Bolt by Dick Francis — Someone is shooting horses -- with a mysterious, bolt-firing weapon. Champion jockey Kit Fielding will to anything to solve the heinous crime. That's no easy task, especially since Kit has other things on his mind. Not only is he losing his fiancee to another man, but he's being menaced by both an aspiring arms merchant and... more » a scoundrel who wants to ruin his career. Kit finds danger at every turn in this fast-paced, sure-to-please mystery. For Dick Francis fans everywhere.
The Night Lives On by Walter Lord
Titanic! The very name evokes that freezing night in April 1912 when the world's largest ocean liner struck an iceberg and plunged to the bottom of the North Atlantic. Here, in a sequel to his famous best seller A Night to Remember, Walter Lord unravels many mysteries that still surround the fatal voyage. Did the captain really know how to handle the great ship? Why were six warnings of ice ignored? Could the catastrophe have been avoided? A riveting account, complete with fascinating photographs of the Titanic as she is today -- more than two miles under.
The Choice by Henry Denker
Dr. Walter Duncan is a brilliant surgeon. To patients like Amy Bedford, a young tennis player with bone cancer, he seems like a miracle worker. But when Duncan's eleven-year-old daughter, Simone, becomes desperately ill, he is as terror-stricken and helpless as any parent. Even more so. For as a doctor, he knows only too well what can go wrong when choices must be made. A deeply affecting story by the author of Outrage.
The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough
In a sleepy town in Australia, Missy Wright fears life is passing her by. Plain and penniless, she is the youngest of the three ladies of Missalonghi. And she shares with her mother, Drusilla, and her maiden aunt, Octavia, a future that holds no more promise than her past. But then one day a dynamic stranger appears out of the bush and everyone takes notice -- especially Missy. Throwing caution to the winds, she chases a dream that just might come true. A magical tale by the author of The Thorn Birds.
Night of the Fox by Jack Higgins
Jack Higgins is back with another unbeatable thriller! It's spring 1944. A shipwrecked American colonel who knows the time and place of D-Day is washed ashore on the German-occupied island of Jersey. Somehow he must be rescued -- or silenced. Sent on the mission: a top British agent impersonating a Nazi officer and a beautiful woman playing his mistress. Both are soon enmeshed in a deadly masquerade in which traitors look like patriots and friends may well be foes.« less