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3.165 out of 53.165 out of 53.165 out of 53.165 out of 53.165 out of 5 3.17 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dick Francis Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781442342996
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A GRIPPING RACETRACK THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF DRIVING FORCE AND COMEBACK

THE STAKES ARE DEADLY AT STRATTON PARK

Architect and family man Lee Morris never gave much thought to the shares he inherited of the Stratton Park racecourse, the multi-million dollar property owned by the powerful Stratton family. His mother had first received the shares to keep her quiet about the abuse she had suffered at the hands of her first husband, Keith Stratton. Now, much to Lee's chagrin, he is being drawn into the thick of the Stratton family squabbles as they wage a furious debate over the future of the race track.

So when Lee packs his six sons into his renovated old bus to visit the racetrack, he finds himself embroiled in a supremely dangerous game that extends much deeper than horse racing. And perhaps too late, Lee realizes his involvement in the racetrack may cost him more than he bargained for...It may cost him his life... Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Gripping.”

    New York Times

  • “One of his best.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “Francis still writes at a full gallop. Fans, old and new, will not be disappointed by this one.”

    Miami Herald

  • “Top-notch.”

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer 

  • “Another winner...Francis’ plotting, pacing, and characterization are first-rate, and Decider breezes along to a breathless conclusion.”

    Orlando Sentinel

  • “The best Francis yet...the writer’s most unusual leading character to date...craftily plotted, sharply written.”

    Buffalo News

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MaryLynn | 2/2/2011

    " I am not a big mystery fan, but I like Dick Francis about once every couple of years. I like the main character and his relationship with his sons, all but the remarkably stupid small side plot towards the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Velimir | 1/18/2011

    " An interesting picture of a tug of war between owners of a horse racing track. Not what I was expecting... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 10/15/2010

    " This is slow paced book but compared to some of the over the top racy (no pun intended) books, this was a welcomed read. The characters where realistic and did not change throughout. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monique | 12/17/2009

    " It was an easy read that I read in one day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lora | 9/24/2009

    " You can never go wrong with a Dick Francis mystery. I don't want to tell you how long I've been reading as it would 'date' us both too much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 7/28/2009

    " Like most of Francis' books, it grabs you and keeps you entertained throughout. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 5/22/2009

    " My first Dick Francis. Every bit as enjoyable as my mom said it would be! This kept me highly entertained for two days... I'm looking forward to another one! "

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About the Author
Author Dick Francis

Dick Francis, (1920–2010) a former champion steeplechase jockey, was the author of many bestselling mysteries set in the world of horse racing. The only three-time recipient of the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award for best novel, his awards include the Gold Dagger, the Cartier Diamond Dagger, the MWA’s Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement, an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Tufts University of Boston, and in 2000 he received a Commander of the British Empire (CBE).

About the Narrator

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received over twenty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.