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    Crossfire (Hardback) By (author) Dick Francis, By (author) Felix Francis

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    DescriptionAn exhilarating new novel from the "New York Times"-bestselling authors. Shell-shocked and missing a foot-lost to an IED during his tour of duty in Afghanistan-Captain Tom Forsyth has been sent "home" by the army and, at loose ends, returns to his estranged mother's house for the first time since he joined up at seventeen. But Josephine Kauri, the "first lady of British racing," has always put the horses she trains first and her family last. Tom soon finds himself strained to the breaking point with his mother and stepfather. But there's another reason for the stifling tension at Kauri House Stables: Josephine is being blackmailed for a hefty sum every week-and forced to make her horses lose. Retirement is not an option, as she has been warned that it will result in the thing she most fears: exposure and ridicule . . . and prison, when the government finds out what she's been hiding. Tom sets out to discover and defeat this hidden enemy using his finely honed military skills. But can he save his mother's reputation and career, or will he find himself caught in the cross fire?


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    Title
    Crossfire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dick Francis, By (author) Felix Francis
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780399156816
    ISBN 10: 039915681X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: THR
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FH
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11200
    Ingram Subject Code: FT
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 823/.914
    Libri: I-FT
    B&T Approval Code: P25203000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 36
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC038000
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    B&T Approval Code: P25103215
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC031000
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC030000
    LC classification: PR6056.R27 C76 2010
    Publisher
    Putnam Adult
    Imprint name
    Putnam Adult
    Publication date
    17 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    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. Felix Francis (pictured with his father, Dick Francis), a graduate of London University, spent seventeen years teaching A-level physics before taking on an active role in his father's career. He has assisted with the research of many of the Dick Francis novels, including "Shattered, Under Orders," and "Twice Shy," which drew on Felix's experiences as a physics teacher and as an international marksman. He is coauthor with his father of the "New York Times" bestsellers "Dead Heat, Silks," and "Even Money." He lives in England.