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Stalking Horse By John Francome

Stalking Horse by John Francome

Condition - Very Good
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Jockey Josh Swallow is aiming to go out at the top, finally winning the title of champion jockey. But it won't be easy. The brilliant rider Ben O'Brien has his eye on the prize, and leading trainer Leo Lovall is his bitter enemy, but the obsession of Josh's biggest fan may be deadliest of all.

Stalking Horse Summary

Stalking Horse: A gripping racing thriller with shocking twists and turns by John Francome

Jockey Josh Swallow is about to retire and he's aiming to go out at the top. He's ridden over 1000 winners and landed all the big prizes in the sport - all except one. So he's determined that this season the title of champion jockey will finally be his. But it won't be easy. There's Ben O'Brien, the brilliant young Irish rider in his first full season who already has a lead on Josh in the championship race. And leading trainer Leo Lovall, once Josh's best friend and now his most bitter enemy. There's also someone else with a keen interest in Josh. She's his biggest fan, though he has no idea she exists. And hers is the kind of obsession that will never be satisfied - not even by murder...

Stalking Horse Reviews

Horseracing is big business and horseracing fiction is a serious proposition. Francome, of course, is arguably the best there is in the genre, or passing the finishing line neck and neck with Dick Francis. Here one Josh Swallow, champion jockey, plans to slip into retirement at the top of his profession by ending the season as champion jockey, but newcomer Ben O'Brien also has his eye on the title. As for Leo Leovell, once Swallow's trainer, he has switched sides and joined the O'Brien camp. And what Swallow doesn't know about is his number one fan, his stalker. Intrigue in the horseracing fraternity. The author is also a regular fixture on TV coverage of the races and isn't shy about self-promotion.

About John Francome

Ex-National Hunt Jockey John Francome is a broadcaster on racing for Channel 4. The 7-times champion is the author of 18 highly acclaimed racing thrillers. He lives in Berkshire.

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Stalking Horse: A gripping racing thriller with shocking twists and turns by John Francome
Used - Very Good
Headline Publishing Group
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