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Captain Thomas Forsyth's tour of Afghanistan is cut brutally short when he's badly wounded by an IED - an Improvised Explosive Device, a roadside bomb. Tom's world is torn apart by the injury- the Army is his life. Six months of recuperation leave is a daunting prospect - but not as bleak as the probability of never rejoining his regiment.

Tom returns to Lambourn, to his childhood home, where his mother is a racehorse trainer and the 'First Lady' of racing. Never having seen eye to eye with his parent, Tom doesn't expect a hero's welcome - but even he's not prepared for the reception that awaits him.

When his mother's prize horse finishes a vastly disappointing third in a race it should have won, Tom discovers that the training business is on the edge, and facing a threat far more dangerous than a run of bad form. Tom finds himself on a very different, but just as deadly, battlefield where his military skills are tested . . . kill or be killed?

Publisher: London : Michael Joseph, 2010.
ISBN: 9780718156633
Branch Call Number: FICTION FRA
Additional Contributors: Francis, Felix


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Nov 13, 2013

enjoyed this book. Felix Francis is writing books as good as his father Dick Francis.

Oct 09, 2010

Anyone that likes suspense and/or horses should read any novel by Dick Francis and now by his son, Felix. Although all of them are stand alone, some of the characters appear in more than one of his books, so reading them in order of publication makes it easier to understand some of the references to past occurences.

Sep 09, 2010

Dick Francis has been one of my favorites for years. I've read all his books, most more than once. I was afraid the quality would suffer when his son's name began to appear on the cover, and was happy to find the old "Dick Francis" formula is alive and well. If you're a fan, you know what to expect and Felix Francis does not disapoint. Tom Forsyth is a classic Francis hero - strong, silent, resourceful, patient, unwavering, and of course winning out over the bad guys in the end. Very satisfying read.

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