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A gripping racetrack thrilller from the best-selling author of Driving Force and Comeback
The stakes are deadly at Stratton Park. Architect and family man Lee Morris never gave much thought to the shares he inherited of the Stratton Park racecourse, the multi-million dollar property owned by the powerful Stratton family. His mother had first received the shares to keep her quiet about the abuse she had suffered at the hands of her first husband, Keith Stratton. Now, much to Lee's chagrin, he is being drawn into the thick of the Stratton family squabbles as they wage a furious debate over the future of the race track.
So when Lee packs his six sons into his renovated old bus to visit the racetrack, he finds himself embroiled in a supremely dangerous game that extends much deeper than horse racing. And perhaps too late, Lee realizes his involvement in the racetrack may cost him more than he bargained for. It may cost him his life.
©1993 Dick Francis (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
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By A on 02-18-11

Decide for yourself

Thank you Audible for adding another Dick Francis title to your collection. He is one of my all time favorite authors and I won't be happy until Audible offers all of his titles in unabridged format. I am constantly re-reading the 30 or so titles I already have; good think they won't wear out.

What I love best about his mysteries is that each novel brings us a new protagonist with a different background--pilot, wine merchant, banker, photographer, glassblower, etc.-- and a unique storyline but with all the stories related in one way or another to the world of British horse racing. His writing is consistently engaging.

While Tony Britton is my favorite narrator of Dick Francis books, Simon Prebble does an excellent job. His voice is pleasant to listen to and his diction is good. The recording is crisp and clear.


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By R. Pontiflet on 05-23-17

An Entertaining Story With a Realistic Flavor

For me, this is one of the very best novels by Dick Francis. I've listened to several of Dick Francis' novels and have enjoyed most but not all. What I like about Francis' mysteries is that each novel brings a different protagonist with a different background/profession. But most have a connection one way or another to the world of horse racing. In this story, the protagonist is a married father of six boys. His boys are included in the story which added a "realistic" flavor rather than distract from the flow of the story. Dad is a fine, upstanding man who wants to raise his sons well and just do the right thing. I was consistently hooked into this story from beginning to the very end.

Narrator Simon Prebble does an excellent job. His voice is soothing and very easy and pleasant to listen to.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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