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Kirtland Community College Library PR 6056 .R36 D7 2011 30775305512155 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780330329514
  • ISBN: 0330329510
  • Physical Description: print
    434 pages ; 18 cm
  • Publisher: London : Pan Books, 2011, ©1972.

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General Note: A mystery novel.
Summary, etc.: When a hitchhiker picked up by one of his drivers is later found murdered, ex-jockey Freddie Croft, the owner of a profitable fleet of horse vans, is drawn into the mystery.
Subject: Hitchhiking Fiction
Horse racing Fiction

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Driving Force
Driving Force
by Francis, Dick
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Francis's first-rate thriller about the British horse-racing scene--a 10-week PW bestseller--portrays a former steeplechase jockey who learns that his horse transportation firm is implicated in a drug smuggling operation. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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Driving Force
Driving Force
by Francis, Dick
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Dick Francis races to new heights with another retired jump-jockey sleuth, thirtysomething Freddie Croft, owner-operator of a fleet of vans, called Driving Force, that tote thoroughbreds all over Britain to training stables, racing meets, and stud farms. When a hitchhiker dies in one of his vans (strictly against house rules to pick up riders), and when his cockney-speaking mechanic finds small containers concealed under several of the vans, our hero fears drug smuggling. With the help of some well-coordinated action and the usual Francis mix of characters--the whining driver about to be sacked, the supercilious country doctor, various despotic owners and trainers, the tough but refined woman investigator helping to crack the case--the pace accelerates through the clubhouse turn and into the home stretch. One of the best Francis novels in years, Driving Force combines an airtight plot, plenty of racing ambience, and some thoughtful reflections on animal rights, immunology, and the work ethic. Francis fans have a treat in store for them. (Reviewed Sept. 15, 1992)0399137769Robert Seid

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