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Bolt (Kit Fielding Mystery #2)

Bolt - Dick Francis

bookshelves: mystery-thriller, published-1986, paper-read

Read in November, 2000

blurb - When Kit Fielding, champion steeplechase jockey, finds out that his chief patron, Princess Casilia, is facing an increasingly serious threat, he goes unhesitatingly to her aid. Neither realises that his instinctive support is the first step towards a frightening battle involving violent risk, with the honour of the princess' family as the prize and Kit's own destruction as the forfeit. Beset by other problems, not least his troubled romance with Danielle, the princess' niece, Kit knows that while steering through a maze of deadly outside dangers and riding at breakneck speed in races, he must also contend with the long-term hatred of his own family's enemy.

4* - (1962 Dead Cert
3* - (1964) Nerve
3* - (1965) For Kicks
TO READ (1965) Odds Against
4* - (1967) Blood Sport
3* - (1969) Enquiry
4* - (1971) Bonecrack
3* - (1979) Whip Hand
3* - (1984) Proof
4* - (1986) Bolt
3* - (1989) Straight
4* - (1993) Decider
3* - (1998) Field of Thirteen
TO READ - (2000) Shattered

Consistent goodness.

Kit Fielding will do whatever it takes to stop the killing of racehorses. Not an easy task considering that the woman he adores is leaving him, an international arms dealer is threatening him, and Kit's nemesis has plans to knock him off the track—and plant him under it.