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Inside track / John Francome.

By: Francome, John [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Headline, 2002Description: 311 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0755300602; 9780755300600; 0755300610; 9780755300617; 0755300629; 9780755300624.Subject(s): Race horses -- Training -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- England -- FictionGenre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction).DDC classification: 823.914 Summary: Aspiring young trainer Nicola Sullivan is certain that given the right horse she is as good as anyone, until an owner removes two horses to another yard and one shows dramatic improvement. She enlists the help of her brother, Jamie, once a star jockey but now facing demons from a term in prison.
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Pippa Hutchison is an aspiring young trainer, certain that given the right horses she is as good as anyone in the business. Until, that is, an owner removes two horses to another yard, and one shows dramatic improvement. She enlists the help of her brother, Jamie, once a star flat jockey, now trying to revive his racing career over fences after a harrowing term in prison. But former wild boy Jamie has his own demons to deal with, like the new challenge of jumps riding, the hostility of those who can never forgive him for a young lad's death - and the black wall within him that separates him from his past.

Aspiring young trainer Nicola Sullivan is certain that given the right horse she is as good as anyone, until an owner removes two horses to another yard and one shows dramatic improvement. She enlists the help of her brother, Jamie, once a star jockey but now facing demons from a term in prison.

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Francome, touted by the Irish Times as the natural successor to Dick Francis, is no newcomer to the racing/mystery scene. Like Francis, who was a successful jockey, Francome is believed by many to be the best jump jockey ever seen on a British racecourse. His 16 mysteries, all best sellers in Britain, reflect a writing style very similar to that of Francis. His new book is essentially two stories, the first about the comeback of a jockey who had been imprisoned for killing a teenager while driving drunk and the second about the unsolved murder of two drug addicts. Suspense mounts as a star-crossed relationship develops between the jockey and the sister of the boy killed in the accident, and the connection between the parallel stories is slowly revealed. Fast women, faster horses, trainers, and jockeys abound in this exciting page-turner. Dick Francis fans will snap up. Francome lives in England.--Patsy Gray, Huntsville P.L., AL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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