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Francis Dick: Silks
Počet strán: 400
Väzba: iná / ostatná
EAN: 9780330464512
Jazyk: anglický
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Silks

Autor: Francis Dick

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O knihe: There are few thriller writers who have had such long and distinguished careers as Dick Francis, and his lengthy series of books (with their zesty recreations of the racing world) are among many readers' favourite novels in the genre. Recently, ill-health seemed to threaten the author's reliable productivity, and the death of his wife (who had long been a behind-the-scenes collaborator on his books) made it appear that the golden days of the Dick Francis racing thriller were firmly in the past. However, here is Silks, the result of a collaboration between Dick Francis and his son Felix -- and it will be a welcome arrival for the legions of Francis admirers. Julian Trent is found guilty of a violent unprovoked attack on an innocent family and a charge of attempted murder. He is accused by the judge of showing no remorse for his actions, but receives a remarkably light sentence. Surprisingly, this news is not welcome to his defence barrister, Geoffrey Mason, who was secretly hoping for a more severe judgement against his client, whom he does not like. Mason is a part-time jockey (this is a novel with Dick Francis's name on the jacket, after all), and when Mason dons his racing silks and travels to Sandown to follow his real passion -- riding a thoroughbred in a heated steeplechase -- he finds that he cannot leave the violence that is often the bread and butter of his profession behind him A fellow rider is savagely killed by a pitchfork driven through the chest, and there is a persuasive amount of evidence against champion jockey Steve Mitchell as the killer, but Mason becomes involved -- and finds all the various aspects of his life coalescing in a lethal fashion.

O autorovi

Narodil sa ako Richard Stanley Francis v mestečku Lawrenny v južnom Walese.

Otec bol džokej a syn pokračoval v jeho šľapajach. Ešte predtým však narukoval k pozemným službám anglického letectva Royal Air Force (1940), čím vstúpil prvý raz do služieb kráľovnej. Neskôr sa stal pilotom. Lietal aj na stíhačkách, ale najviac času strávil v kokpite bombardérov. Počas svojej dvanásťročnej džokejskej kariéry vyhral vyše 350 dostihov a stal sa šampiónom profesionálnych jazdcov. V rokoch 1953 - 1957 jazdil aj pre kráľovnú matku. Práve vtedy sa zranil počas pretekov v liverpoolskom Aintree na favoritovi Devon Lochovi, majetku kráľovnej. Ešte 50 metrov pred cieľom viedol, potom sa koňovi podlomili nohy a dodnes nie je úplne ... viac

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