• by Dick Francis, Felix Francis
  • Narrated by Martin Jarvis
  • 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Captain Thomas Forsyth’s second tour of Afghanistan is cut brutally short when he’s badly wounded by a roadside bomb. Tom’s world is torn apart by the injury – the Army is his life. The thought of never rejoining his regiment is a terrifying prospect and one that he is not willing to entertain.
Tom returns to Lambourn, to his childhood home, where his mother is a racehorse trainer and the ‘First Lady’ of racing. Never having seen eye to eye with his parents, Tom doesn’t expect a hero’s welcome – but even he’s not prepared for the reception that awaits him.
When his mother’s prize horse finishes a disappointing last place in a race he should have won, Tom discovers that the training business is on the edge, and facing a threat far more dangerous than a run of bad form. Tom finds himself on a very different, but just as deadly, battlefield where his military skills are tested ... kill or be killed?


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


An excellent story Dick Francis never fails and always writes edge of the seat stories. Thoroughly recommended
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- Mrs Patricia Lee

Not up to standard

I fully agree with Jane. Martin Jarvis's reading of this book was not enjoyable at all - I kept hearing 'William' of 'Just William' fame coming through. I'm normally a fan of Martin Jarvis but not in this case. He totally failed to capture the tone and character of Dick Francis's hero and spoiled the book for me. The story itself doesn't gallop along as other Francis's books do - lots of repetition that gives the distinct impression of 'padding' and a strong feeling that the author is NOT Dick Francis. If you love traditional Dick Francis you won't enjoy this. Don't buy this one and stick to Tony Britten's excellent narrations in future.
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- Anne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-09-2010
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.