A beautiful Italian girl driving home in an open top sports car, a little boy playing on a South Coast beach and the Senior Steward of the Jockey Club on his way to a press reception in Baltimore. One after the other they suffer the same nightmare ordeal - kidnapping. But there is one thing connecting these particular cases. For the Italian girl is a jockey and the little boy an only son of a racehorse owner.
A picture of the person behind this international chain of crime starts to emerge - a lover of Verdi, a man with a cool and calculating brain and an aficionado of the racing world. Andrew Douglas, brought in to advise and help the victims and their families, proceeds with all his customary diplomacy and courage. Only to find himself playing a dangerous part: the role usually reserved for his clients.
©1983 Dick Francis; (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
"Excellent well worth listening to"
Great story, characters
The realization of how overwhelming vulnerability was to each character during different parts of the story line was to them, no matter what their strengths were to deal with it
I think that Tony Britton's always reads Dick Francis characters with good understanding of the overall plot.
That there is still the internal fight that vulnerability can be perceived as you being less of a person, a victim, whereas the message of this book is that it can feel like this, but actually it's a state of being and not a reality.
Just love all of this author's books. Beautifully read by Tony Britton. Classic Crime Drama
Shame that 6 pages of chapter 18 missing, hence only 4 stars.
Cracking story as usual from DF! And always an accomplished narration from Tony.
This version has some of it missing so not as advertised. Does not effect the main plot but is a hickup in the storyline.
"The Danger by Dick Francis"
This is my first experience of audio books and I have no doubt been hooked.The clarity and professional delivery was top class and I look forward to opening my next book.
One of my favourite Dick Francis stories. Disappointed that some of the text was missing.
This is a great story but unfortunately there is a bit missing. chapter 18 is curtailed somewhat!
"Classic good guy mystery"
I have always been a fan of Dick Francis and find his books an easy an entertaining listen. I always like the main character so I find that helps. A good listen if you like a story with a beginning ,middle and end
Nor listened to a Dick Francise book for a number of years - this was as good as all the others I have listened to, or read. Would recommend it
I have always been a Dick Francis fan, but having Tony Britton read the book to me made it so alive in my imagination. Great plot, great characters and great detail, one not to miss!
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