Rat Race

Rat Race

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by Dick Francis
     
 

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Hired to fly four racing buffs to the track, pilot Matt Shore expects it will be the kind of job he likes: quick and easy. Until, that is, he’s forced to make an emergency landing just minutes before the plane explodes. Luckily, no one is hurt, but it isn’t long before Matt realizes that he’s caught up in the rat race of violent criminals who

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Hired to fly four racing buffs to the track, pilot Matt Shore expects it will be the kind of job he likes: quick and easy. Until, that is, he’s forced to make an emergency landing just minutes before the plane explodes. Luckily, no one is hurt, but it isn’t long before Matt realizes that he’s caught up in the rat race of violent criminals who are dead-set on putting anyone who stands in their way on the wrong side of the odds…

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“THE BEST THRILLER WRITER GOING.”—The Atlantic Monthly

“FRANCIS IS A GENIUS.”—Los Angeles Times

“[THE] MASTER OF CRIME FICTION AND EQUINE THRILLS.”—Newsday

“DICK FRANCIS IS A WONDER.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“FEW THINGS ARE MORE CONVINCING THAN DICK FRANCIS AT A FULL GALLOP.”—Chicago Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425210765
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/05/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.26(w) x 6.84(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
“THE BEST THRILLER WRITER GOING.”—The Atlantic Monthly

“FRANCIS IS A GENIUS.”—Los Angeles Times

“[THE] MASTER OF CRIME FICTION AND EQUINE THRILLS.”—Newsday

“DICK FRANCIS IS A WONDER.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“FEW THINGS ARE MORE CONVINCING THAN DICK FRANCIS AT A FULL GALLOP.”—Chicago Tribune

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.

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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Rat Race 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My absolute favorite Dick Francis book, this fast-paced quick read is perfect for a quick jaunt into fiction. Planes, explosives, and of course horses, Rat Race offers a recipe for a fun break from day-to-day life. Francis utilizes his past experience to great end, infusing his fiction with tidbits of knowledge, making a more real experience for the reader. Matt Shore, the stoic protagonist, appears boring at first glance, but the reader soon learns that he possesses an innate ability to deal with danger. Caught up in someone else's war, Matt nevertheless comes through to protect the proposed victims, against his better judgment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago