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Another great from the Dick Francis stable !!
on 29 April 2001
This is another great story from the Dick Francis stable. He has yet again come up with new characters to learn about and as usual,things and people are not always what they at first seem. I found this to be one of the better Francis books, the plot was thick enough to be interesting but not so thick that you got bogged down with trying to keep up with all the characters and plot twists. The story centers around a jockey, Kit Fielding, who ties to help out his twin sister and her husband when a vicious newspaper campaign threatens thier livlihood as race horse trainers. Kit has to try to forget that his sisters husband is an old enemy of the family and goes on to try to sort out what becomes an increasingly nasty and violent affair. Kit has to also keep up his job, riding winners for the Princess but he also finds time for a little love interest in the Princess' beautiful niece. Watch out for everyone in the story because as I said earlier people are not always what they seem!! I liked this book and would recommend it for any first time Dick Francis reader or someone who has already read some of his books. A very good 4 star rating from me!