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Knock Down : Francis Thriller - Dick Francis

Knock Down

Francis Thriller

Paperback Published: 10th October 2013
ISBN: 9780718179083
Number Of Pages: 288

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Knock Down is a classic novel from Dick Francis, one of the greatest thriller writers of all time.
Jonah Dereham is a bloodstock agent who buys and sells horses for his clients. As an ex-jockey, it's the ideal quiet life - until Jonah is attacked by thugs out to sabotage his business.
Unfortunately for them, Jonah's a man with a steely resolve. He's determined to find out who is trying to ruin him, and why.
But staying honest is more dangerous than Jonah could have imagined.
And with his horses, his business and his own life on the line, Jonah must hit back - before he's taken down for good . . .
Packed with intrigue and hair-raising suspense, Knock Down is just one of the many blockbuster thrillers from legendary crime writer Dick Francis. Other novels include the huge bestsellers Dead Heat, Under Orders and Silks. The Dick Francis legacy continues through his son Felix Francis- Refusal is his latest novel, following Bloodline and Gamble.
Praise for the Dick Francis novels-
'The narrative is brisk and gripping and the background researched with care . . . the entire story is a pleasure to relish' Scotsman
'Dick Francis's fiction has a secret ingredient - his inimitable knack of grabbing the reader's attention on page one and holding it tight until the very end' Sunday Telegraph
'Still the master' Racing Post
'The master of suspense and intrigue' Country Life
Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott.
Dick Francis died in February, 2010, at the age of 89, but he remains one of the greatest thriller writers of all time.
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Jonah Dereham is a bloodstock agent who buys and sells horses for his clients. As an ex-jockey, it's the ideal quiet life - until Jonah is attacked by thugs out to sabotage his business.



Unfortunately for them, Jonah's a man with a steely resolve. He's determined to find out who is trying to ruin him, and why.



But staying honest is more dangerous than Jonah could have imagined.



And with his horses, his business and his own life on the line, Jonah must hit back - before he's taken down for good . . .



Packed with intrigue and hair-raising suspense, Knock Down is just one of the many blockbuster thrillers from legendary crime writer Dick Francis. Other novels include the huge bestsellers Dead Heat, Under Orders and Silks. The Dick Francis legacy continues through his son Felix Francis- Refusal is his latest novel, following Bloodline and Gamble.



Praise for the Dick Francis novels-

'The narrative is brisk and gripping and the background researched with care . . . the entire story is a pleasure to relish' Scotsman

'Dick Francis's fiction has a secret ingredient - his inimitable knack of grabbing the reader's attention on page one and holding it tight until the very end' Sunday Telegraph

'Still the master' Racing Post

'The master of suspense and intrigue' Country Life



Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch

Industry Reviews

A regular winner . . . as smooth, swift and lean as ever * Sunday Express *
As a jockey, Dick Francis was unbeatable when he got into his stride. The same is true of his crime writing * Daily Mirror *

ISBN: 9780718179083
ISBN-10: 0718179080
Series: Francis Thriller
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 10th October 2013
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1

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Dick Francis

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Born in Wales, Francis was a wildly successful jockey until an freak accident during Britain’s prestigious Grand National Steeplechase left him unable to continue racing. “Retired” at age 36, he responded to interest in his career with an autobiography. He also began using his knowledge of racing to write about the sport for the Sunday Express newspaper. The economic realities of raising a family led Francis to try his hand at mystery writing, and in 1962 Dead Cert was published. It was an instant hit and Francis went on to write 41 international best sellers.

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