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Discover the classic mystery from Dick Francis, one of the greatest thriller writers of all time

'A whip cracking, page turning read with a twist in the tail 5***** Reader Review
'Dick Francis grips the reader from start to finish' 5***** Reader Review

Ex-steeplechaser Randall Drew is reluctantly off to pre-Olympic games Moscow, as a favour to royalty. One of the blue bloods is destined to compete in the games and there are concerns - both of safety and of scandal - that only Drew, with his racing connections, can clear up.

On arriving - speaking no Russian and wishing he were back home - Drew is supposed to identify and contact one Alyosha to clear up the scandal. Instead, he finds himself tailed by the KGB and embroiled in foiling a terrorist plot - or die trying.

Home seems an awful long way away - and if he's not careful, he'll be going back in a box . . .

Packed with intrigue and hair-raising suspense, Trial Run is just one of the many blockbuster thrillers from legendary crime writer Dick Francis.

Praise for Dick Francis:

'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

Crime & Thrillers
September 30
Penguin Books Ltd

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