Silks

After collaborating on Dead Heat (2007), bestseller Francis and his son, Felix, deliver another gripping thriller with a thoroughbred racing backdrop. Soon after London barrister Geoffrey Mason, an amateur jockey by avocation, starts receiving a series of threatening messages from a former client, Julian Trent, whose conviction for assault was overturned on appeal, Mason reluctantly accepts the defense of a jockey, Steve Mitchell, accused of the pitch-fork murder of fellow rider Scot Barlow at a steeplechase event. Mitchell and Barlow had fallen out over Barlow’s sister, a vet and Mitchell’s former girlfriend, who took her own life just a short while before. When unknown parties order Mason to lose the case, he must balance his professional ethics and his sense of self-preservation. The solid writing and engaging lead will carry readers along at a brisk pace, though some may find the dramatic courtroom revelation of the murderer overly theatrical. (Sept.)

  • Nakladatel:
    Putnam Adult
  • ISBN:
    978-0-330-51926-7, EAN:
    9780330519267
  • Popis: 1× kniha, brožovaná, 424 stran, 11,1 × 17,8 cm, anglicky
  • Rozměry: 11,1 × 17,8 cm
  • Rok vydání:
    2008 (1. vydání)

Cena v obchodě: 143