Reader's Digest Condensed Books Volume 2 1988 Author:Dick Francis; Elaine Long; Phillip Finch; Catherine Gaskin CONTENTS — HOT MONEY by Dick Francis — For Malcolm and Ian Pembroke, "like father, like son" could not be further from the truth. Malcolm is rash, oft married, and blessed with the Midas touch, which has made him millions as a gold speculator. Ian, his son, is a loner and a bachelor, an amateur jockey uncertain of his future. — Yet despite their di... more »fferences they are drawn together. For someone is stalking Malcolm? turning his palatial home into a death trap. Someone angry enough to kill. And when the clamorous Pembroke clan gather, father and son discover that the lines between family and foe are blurring with alarming speed.
Another Dick Francis mystery that races to a stunning finish.
JENNY'S MOUNTAIN by Elaine Long
An unforgettable story of one woman's struggle in the mining hills of Colorado. ?Jenny switched on her headlamp. In the dim glow that lit the tunnel, the vein of gold ore glittered. It was man's work, for certain, but could she learn to drill and blast and haul this precious rock? Jenny knew she must. For with two small children to feed and her husband, Mike, too spooked to work the mine?well, there was no one else to get out the payload.
If only she could free her family from the grip of poverty. If only she could study all she yearned to know. If only David, who had rescued her once before, could be there for her again.
She turned off her lamp. In the darkness she recalled the words an old prospector had spoken to her: "The mountain holds its treasures dear." Would the mountain? Jenny's mountain now?yield its treasures up to her??
TRESPASS by Phillip Finch
It began as an adventure?. but ended as a nightmare!
SARA DANE by Catherine Gaskin
?It is the judgment of this court that you shall be transported beyond the seas...?
With those words an English sentenced young Sara Dane on trumped-up charges of theft, proud, headstrong, she was sent the filthy hold of the convict ship Georgette, bound for Botany Bay And it was on this ship, in June 1792, that she first met the handsome Lieutenant Andrew Maclay.
They were made for each other and for the raw untamed country at journey's end. Together they carve out an empire in land, trace and shipping. But all her wealth influence could not protect Sara the shadow of her own past . . . or from the fearsome challenges of the bold new land that would become Australia.
From the pen of an internationally acclaimed author, a classic saga of an extraordinary woman.« less