The unexpected arrival of a new apprentice jockey at his father's racing stables heralds the beginning of a series of dark happenings for Neil Griffon. First his father suffers a grisly accident, then Neil is brutally assaulted and abducted. The price for his freedom will mean the betrayal and deception of those who trust Griffon most. But he has no choice: a no-compromise crime czar has made an ultimatum - that his own 18-year-old son be hired by Griffon's stables to ride the superstar horse, Archangel, in the Derby. And the young man must be trained to win. Or else….
©1989 Dick Francis (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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This book comes in right at the top loved this book
come to Grief is another one of Dick Franics books that just kept me gripped
Tony Britton manages to bring the book to life and he is very easy on the ears
laughed constantly asI can relate to this book
loving all of the books from Dick Francis, have not listened to a bad one yet
"Strong and believable storyline"
The set-up for this story seems a bit outlandish at first, with the hero being blackmailed and brutalised into taking on a relative amateur to his father's training stables. But the characters are very well-drawn and the motivations believable. The novel becomes both an insider's view of the relentless training regimes and a thrilling journey into independence for the likeable and courageous hero. I enjoyed this novel tremendously, as well as the expert narration by Tony Britton. Good sound quality throughout.
love the graphic descriptions of the horses and surroundings which take me back to my earliest memories of Newmarket and the trainers yards. Xtine
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