At twenty to midnight Neil Griffon's home is broken into and he is roughly abducted by masked men. He quickly discovers that unless he cooperates his kidnappers will destroy his father's precious horses, racing stable and ultimately Neil himself. Returned to take charge of the stables, Neil can tell no-one about his ordeal. Vicious threats and horrible violence against his horses become a day-to-day reality and he is forced to comply with his blackmailer's wishes. Trapped in a war of attrition, Neil realises he must find a way to stop these criminals before his nerve gives out. After all, a choice between his integrity and his life is is in danger, there is not much choice is there.
Hardback book. For some reason paperback has the same ISBN.
Dick Francis never fails to entertain and to hold one on the edge of their seat and he did it again with this story. He develops his characters so that you either love them or hate them but at the same time understand them. "Bonecrack" is a stunning thriller which also lets you get to know the players very well indeed. You don't have to be interested in horse racing to enjoy every single one of his books.