By Dick Francis
For millionaire jockey Alan York, profitable is an advantage. For Joe Nantwich, victory skill no soft backhanders; and for invoice Davidson, entrance working on strongly fancied Admiral, triumph is an imposter. It ability homicide - his personal. Turning inner most detective, York makes use of Joe's underworld connections to move at the path of the killers - simply to attract a sequence of blanks. but if ambushed via a gang of vicious thugs, he choices up a few clues together with his cuts and bruises. Bill's homicide starts to make extra feel. until eventually York unearths himself in health center, with out a memory.'Fresh and fascinating ...very lively' - "Sunday Times". 'As a jockey, Dick Francis was once unbeatable while he received into his stride. an analogous is right, these days, of his crime writing' - "Daily Mirror."
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I wouldn't like a ride in his taxi. You'd know him by his hair, I reckon. It grows nearly down to his eyebrows. Rum-looking cove. ' 'I don't want him,' I said. ' He beamed at me. 'There's another one I see sometimes, too. ' 'Thanks a lot,' I said. I gave him a pound note and his beam grew wider. He tucked it into an inside pocket. 'Best of luck, sir,' he said. I left him, with 'Midday Special' ringing in my ears, and went in to the weighing room, pondering on the information that my captors with the horse-box came from Brighton.
It grows nearly down to his eyebrows. Rum-looking cove. ' 'I don't want him,' I said. ' He beamed at me. 'There's another one I see sometimes, too. ' 'Thanks a lot,' I said. I gave him a pound note and his beam grew wider. He tucked it into an inside pocket. 'Best of luck, sir,' he said. I left him, with 'Midday Special' ringing in my ears, and went in to the weighing room, pondering on the information that my captors with the horse-box came from Brighton. Whoever had sent them could not have imagined that I had seen them before, and could find them again.
But the thorough driver had seen to it that I should not. The car would not start. Opening the bonnet to see how much damage had been done, I found that three of the four sparking plugs had been taken out. They lay in a neat row on the battery. It took me ten minutes to replace them, because my hands were trembling. By then I had no hope of catching the horse-box or of finding anyone who had noticed its direction. I got back into the car and fastened the neck of my shirt. My tie was missing altogether.