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Smokescreen (Paperback)

Author:  Dick Francis
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0425210251
ISBN-13: 9780425210253
Sku: 202034242
Publish Date: 5/2/2006
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 6.5H x 4.25L x 1T
Pages:  291
Age Range:  NA
An actor who plays a superstar detective in films is asked to go to South Africa to investigate the questionable training of race horses. Reprint. *Author: Francis, Dick *Publication Date: 2006/05/02 *Number of Pages: 291 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 6.50
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An actor who plays a superstar detective in films is asked to go to South Africa to investigate the questionable training of race horses. Reprint.
Edward Lincoln isn't a detective, but he plays one in the many popular films he's starred in over the course of his successful career. So when his godmother asks him to look into a mystery surrounding her fatigued race horses, Lincoln soon learns the wide and deadly gap between life and art.
Author Bio
Dick Francis
After serving six years in the Royal Air Force, including three years as a fighter pilot in World War II, Dick Francis followed in his father's footsteps to become a champion jockey, winning over 350 races. He won numerous awards and titles during his career, including Champion Jockey in 1953 and 1954. In the 1956 Grand National Steeplechase, Francis was only a few lengths from winning the race he had entered for the eighth time, but with no one in his path, his horse collapsed just before the finish line, prompting him to call the event "both the high point and low point of my career as a jockey." Soon afterwards he began working on his autobiography, THE SPORT OF QUEENS, published in 1957, the same year he retired from racing.||Francis soon found a new calling as a writer--first as a racing correspondent for the London Sunday Express and then as a novelist. He published his first novel, DEAD CERT, in 1962, and continued writing mystery novels and short stories based in the world of horse racing. Appreciated by critics and fans alike, his bestselling books won numerous prizes. His protagonists, who range from local jockeys to international spies, often suffer brutal, torturous situations and must battle to free themselves and see justice served. Many of his stories--including those written later in his life with his son Felix after his wife of more than 50 years, Mary, died--reveal the shadier, seedier side of this royal sport. Dick Francis died on Valentines Day in 2010 at the age of 89.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Pocketbook
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0291
Product attributePublisher:   Berkley Publishing Group
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