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Publisher's Summary

The privileged world of horse racing, filled with sleek thoroughbreds, burnished leather, and the silken sheen of jockeys’ colors, is a wonderful place to spend a few hours. Let best-selling, internationally-popular author Dick Francis take you to the immaculate stables of the de Brescou estate, where dark forces are lurking. Someone is killing the de Brescou racehorses with a “bolt” gun, shooting them silently, leaving no clues. Before the noble family, which includes his fiancée, is torn apart, jockey Kit Fielding must find the assassin. There are higher stakes than the horses, though. The de Brescous could lose control of their family business as well.
Bolt spent 13 weeks on The New York Times best-seller list. From regal countesses to dapper racing officials, it puts you in the company of truly intriguing characters. The impeccable pacing of this mystery, enchanced by Simon Prebble’s assured narration, is sure to keep you on the alert each step of the way.
©1986 Dick Francis (P)1999 Recorded Books, LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By Customer on 08-28-16

Excellent writing and excellent narrator.

Break In and Bolt are the two Dick Francis books that tell the story of Kit Fielding, his life as a racing jockey, and crimes involving the world of racing. Each can stand alone, but are richer if read in order.

Break In introduces Kit, his racing background and, most important, his character as an honorable man. Bolt concludes our peek into his racing and personal life. Both are so well written the reader has no trouble feeling they are in the stable yard or at the racecourse.

I started reading Dick Francis in my early 20's. I am almost 70 and his writing has stood the test of time. He, along with PD James, are masterful contemporary crime writers who can tell stories that pull readers back to their books again and again.

Simon Preeble is outstanding, as usual. I have all his narrations in the Dick Francis collection available at this time. I'm looking forward to adding the other narrators in due time.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By katrine on 03-08-15

A great read

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The depth to wich the story and the characters are created is amazing

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I head it as fast as I could, beacue the story was compelling and the narater brilliant

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