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"Jockey and amateur photographer Philip Nore knows all too well how it feels to take a tumble from a horse. He also knows what it's like to feel the wrath of furious owners and trainers. You can't always be a winner. George Millace hated winners. As a photographer he specialized in taking pictures that exposed the failings of riders. But now he's dead - and no one seems very sorry. But when Millace's home is broken into during his funeral and Nore finds himself helping clear up, he finds something unexpected. Millace had other pictures - ones people will go to desperate lengths to possess. Now he must find out who wants them - and fast. Because if George Millace's death was no accident then his killers are getting closer."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: London : M. Joseph, 1980.
ISBN: 9780330450386
Branch Call Number: FRA
Characteristics: 246 p.


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Jul 29, 2015

This is a good novel - set in the world of English horse racing as are most Dick Francis novels.

Good plot with some interesting twists

Feb 18, 2012

This is a really good story, my second or third time reading it. Loved it every time. The attention to the photography detail [science & lifestyle] as well as the horse track/jockey lifestyle thourally enjoyed.
This particular copy, the book's jacket plastic cover [protecting the actual book jacket] needs to be replaced. The combined cover was too loose & crinkly for me to enjoy reading the book. So I took it off for the duration of reading the book & put it back on as soon as I was done.

hermlou Nov 21, 2010

Philip Nore is a jockey who helps the widow and son of George Millace, a photographer killed in an auto accident. His widow is attacked, and her house is burned down by people who want some incriminating evidence. Philip is also a photographer, and he has the difficult task of finding some evidence in the negatives that Millace had stored in a safe place. The photos lead to a whole web of cheating among powerful men. It's an intriguing mystery.

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