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A beautiful Italian girl driving home in an open top sports car, a little boy playing on a South Coast beach and the senior steward of the Jockey Club on his way to a press reception in Baltimore. One after the other they suffer the same nightmare ordeal - kidnapping. But there is one thing connecting these particular cases. For the Italian girl is a jockey, and the little boy an only son of a racehorse owner.
A picture of the person behind this international chain of crime starts to emerge - a lover of Verdi, a man with a cool and calculating brain and an aficionado of the racing world. Andrew Douglas, brought in to advise and help the victims and their families, proceeds with all his customary diplomacy and courage. Only to find himself playing a dangerous part: the role usually reserved for his clients.
©1983 Dick Francis (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
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By JOHN on 10-15-16

missing parts

the book is sold as unabridged but there are two parts of the story missing

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By Anonymous User on 02-10-18

Great story

Great book and totally dick Frances special way of looking at racing. the knowledge shows through

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By Diana Sebastian on 06-10-17

Beware two chapters are abridged!

Great story. It's a pity that two chapters have been abridged. Chapter 5 and 18 are shortened.

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By Chistine on 02-23-17

Tony Britton

I love listening to Tony Button. He brings the characters to life with his voice.

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