Risk

Risk

by Dick Francis
     
 

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Roland Britten, an accountant by profession but an amateur jockey by preference, awakens one morning to discover that he cannot move, he cannot see, and he can hear nothing but the noise of a nearby engine. "A particularly ingenious Francis novel of suspense."--Publishers Weekly

Overview

Roland Britten, an accountant by profession but an amateur jockey by preference, awakens one morning to discover that he cannot move, he cannot see, and he can hear nothing but the noise of a nearby engine. "A particularly ingenious Francis novel of suspense."--Publishers Weekly

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"FRANCIS CAPTURES OUR ATTENTION AND HOLDS US SPELLBOUND."—The New York Times Book Review“THE BEST THRILLER WRITER GOING.”—The Atlantic Monthly

“FRANCIS IS A GENIUS.”—Los Angeles Times

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

“Few match Francis for dangerous flights of fancy and pure, inventive menace.”—Boston Herald

“A POSITIVE GENIUS.”—Time

“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:
9780449222393
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/04/1993
Pages:
271
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.83(h) x 0.82(d)

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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