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    DescriptionFrom Dick Francis and his son, Felix, comes Geoffrey Mason-a defense barrister whose true passion is riding his Thoroughbred. Mason's two lives collide when a fellow jockey is accused of murdering a colleague with a pitchfork. Mason prefers not to get involved. But soon he is torn between doing what's right-and what will keep him alive.


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    Title
    Silks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dick Francis, By (author) Felix Francis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 421
    Width: 108 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780425228975
    ISBN 10: 0425228975
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: THR
    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: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FT
    DC22: 823/.914
    Libri: I-FT
    B&T Approval Code: P25203000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 36
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC038000
    B&T Approval Code: P25103215
    BISAC V2.8: FIC031000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: PR6056.R27 S57 2009
    Edition statement
    Reprint, Premium
    Publisher
    Berkley Books
    Imprint name
    Berkley Books
    Publication date
    04 August 2009
    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.
    Review quote
    "A gripping thriller." -"PUBLISHERS WEEKLY" "One of the most reliable mystery writers working today." -"DETROIT NEWS AND FREE PRESS"