Blood Sport

Blood Sport

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by Dick Francis
     
 

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When English agent Gene Hawkins told his boss he'd forego his vacation to search for millionaire Dave Teller's prized missing stallion, he didn't know his retainer would include the attentions of his boss's beautiful daughter—or Teller's seldom sober wife. Nor did he know that a trail from London to New York to Las Vegas to Califonria would eventually lead to…  See more details below

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When English agent Gene Hawkins told his boss he'd forego his vacation to search for millionaire Dave Teller's prized missing stallion, he didn't know his retainer would include the attentions of his boss's beautiful daughter—or Teller's seldom sober wife. Nor did he know that a trail from London to New York to Las Vegas to Califonria would eventually lead to murder....

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515126518
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.12(w) x 6.72(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Dick Francis (pictured with his son Felix Francis) was born in South Wales in 1920. He was a young rider of distinction winning awards and trophies at horse shows throughout the United Kingdom. At the outbreak of World War II he joined the Royal Air Force as a pilot, flying fighter and bomber aircraft including the Spitfire and Lancaster.

He became one of the most successful postwar steeplechase jockeys, winning more than 350 races and riding for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. After his retirement from the saddle in 1957, he published an autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write more than forty acclaimed books, including the New York Times bestsellers Even Money and Silks.

A three-time Edgar Award winner, he also received the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association’s Cartier Diamond Dagger, was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2000. He died in February 2010, at age eighty-nine, and remains among the greatest thriller writers of all time.

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Brief Biography

Hometown:
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies
Date of Birth:
October 31, 1920
Date of Death:
February 14, 2010
Place of Birth:
Tenby, Pembrokeshire, southwest Wales
Place of Death:
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies
Education:
Dropped out of Maidenhead County School at age 15.

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Blood Sport 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I disagree with reviewer #1....It is not only about horses!! And you could not predict the ending after the first two chapters!! Francis' perception on human nature is refreshing. Dick Francis rules again!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Blood Sport,' by Dick Francis, is a traditional Francis horse book. It is about a man named Gene Hawkins who is hired by his boss' friend to find three champion race horse that were stolen and taken to the United States. After some coaxing and a near death experience, Gene takes the job and travels to the United States in search of the three race horse.

This book is very predictable. Once past the first few chapters, readers know what is going to happen in the end. What saves Francis' book was the action scenes that have a way of pulling readers in. Though thrilling at times, this book didn't do it for this reader.