By Dick Francis
No jockey likes being labelled a cheat. Least of all by way of a Stewards' Enquiry. Kelly Hughes occupation seems to be doomed. He is familiar with he's been framed, yet discovering the explanation may perhaps turn out harmful. specifically with a killer on his tail... Hughes' personal enquiry uncovers dynamite which can blow the racing global to smithereens. just a couple of strong - and violent - males understand the sordid mystery. And they'll visit awesome lengths to maintain it that method. homicide is only one option... 'Highly ingenious' instances Literary complement 'Another winner' Publishers Weekly
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And I know what it feels like to be in a box. You’ll do anything to get out. ’ I’ll take your word for it. In any case, the traffic seems to be settling down. ’ The suit’s spimescape is back up at last. It shows me a reconstructed view of the router’s innards. The price of being invisible is being blind – which makes it somewhat tricky to break into a vast machine constantly creating and dissolving new components. At least for the moment I’m in the stable outer layers, away from the heavy processing centres.
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