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Tim Ekaterin's merchant bank, like all banks, only invests in sure things. Now he's about to involve it in ₤5 million of prime horseflesh, a stallion called Sandcastle. Top breeders reckon it's the safest bet in racing. But racing doesn't just attract the money men of the city. It's riddled with all kinds of dubious dealmakers. People who don't think twice about breaking bones. People to whom no bet is safe until it's paid in blood, Ekaterin's blood.
©1982 Dick Francis (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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By Nina on 04-12-2007

Sue me -- I love D. Francis

Yes, he uses a formula -- but what a formula. As usual, this is fast-paced, complex enough to be interesting, and full of research details that bring the story alive.

I think he's an excellent writer. There's no other thriller/mystery author who is so consistently excellent.

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By Johnathan Gladen on 17-04-2008

on par

if you are familiar with his writing you won't be disappointed . If this is your first experience with dick francis you won't be disappointed either.

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By David on 18-08-2007

Excellent

Typical Dick Francis well written and interesting the story keeps moving and maintains interest. Anyone who likes previous books will thoroughly enjoy this.

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By iThink2018 on 14-07-2018

Deeply moving, intelligent book

I love Dick Francis' books. This is one of my most favourite. Painfully moving in parts, and haunting once read. The uncompromising nature of greed.

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