Tony Beach, wine merchant, knows his scotch, so to be asked to give his opinion of one particular bottle seems harmless enough. But the bottle contains firewater of a highly explosive nature - and, without intending it, Tony finds himself trapped on a one-way route into danger. From a harmless Sunday morning party at a racing stable and onwards to the edge of death, Tony comes nearer and nearer to a lethal adversary and, unexpectedly, to a fuller knowledge of his own true self. Set in the world of wine and spirits, PROOF is crafted with Dick Francis's usual high standard of drama, suspense and invention.
An an annual party to celebrate the success of the racing season everything seemed to be running well to form. INcluding the need for more champagne, Until a runaway horsebox ploughed into the marquee... Witness to the terrible death and destruction, win merchant Tony Beach knows it is just one of those tragic accidents. But when his expert advice is called into play over sub-standard alcohol in a local night club, connections start to click. And another person dies... horribly. 'The best of Francis's bestsellers so far ... it's a corker' Publishers' Weekly
About the Author
Dick Francis has written thirty-seven bestselling thrillers set in the field of racing, and SHATTERED (September 2000) will be the next. He and his wife Mary divide their time between England and the British West Indies.