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The Resource Straight, Dick Francis, (overdrive ebook)

Straight, Dick Francis, (overdrive ebook)

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Straight
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Straight
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Dick Francis
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eng
Title
Straight
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Summary
The death of his brother Greville--an enigmatic figure with numerous enemies--bodes ill for Derek Franklin, who inherits numerous aspects of his life, including its dangers
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  • Steeplechase jockey Derek Franklin is the star in Francis' latest, mostly off-track mystery. Derek is not riding due to a broken ankle, so he has plenty of time to absorb the shock of his brother's sudden death and the fact that, as executor of the will, he is now manager of Saxony Franklin Ltd., purveyor of semiprecious gems. As Derek hobbles about on crutches, he runs into increasingly more sinister traps and is uncertain whether the danger emanates from thieves, irate horse dealers, or the American racketeer who held a grudge against the senior Franklin. Francis does not leave the racetrack completely behind, as Derek must also negotiate the sale of his brother's racers, and even ride, in his handicapped condition, for potential buyers. Throughout, Derek is more thwarted than aided by the mysterious security and warning gadgets left by his technology-mad older brother, adding intrigue. Francis' committed following will line up for this one.--Denise Perry Donavin --
  • By now, regular readers of Francis's novels know exactly what to expect: a carefully plotted mystery woven through the world of horseracing, with a few twists and a hero who can be depended upon to do the right thing. On those counts, his 28th novel neither surprises nor disappoints. When Derek Franklin, a steeplechase jockey nursing a shattered ankle from a bad spill, learns of the death of his older, long-estranged brother Greville, he's stunned to find himself named as both executor of the will and sole heir. But in rapid succession, Derek is mugged, his brother's gemology firm is robbed, and Derek himself is assaulted in another robbery attempt; understandably, he comes to suspect that Greville's death may not have been an accident. The complications that follow involve diamond trading, a horse named Dozen Roses and secret computer passwords that are discovered with such consistent good luck that credibility suffers. So does Derek--by story's end, he has rebroken his ankle and been involved in two shootings and a car wreck. Thanks to a clever finale, however, he emerges as intact as the author's reputation. Reader's Digest Condensed Books selection; Mysterious Book Club main selection; BOMC featured dividend selection. (Nov.)
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028113
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
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940
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
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Dick Francis
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Straight
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<p>A jockey becomes the sole inheritor of his late brother's business, horse, mistress, and enemies.
Description
<p>A jockey becomes the sole inheritor of his late brother's business, horse, mistress, and enemies.
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267
Rating
4.3
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eBook
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unknown
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multicolored
Control code
ocm697659690
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461019
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unknown
Edition
Berkley mass-market ed.
Extent
1 online resource (312 p.)
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unknown
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online
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9781101464731
Isbn
9781101464274
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(electronic bk.)
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not applicable
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True
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remote
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(OCoLC)697659690

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