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Under Orders

Dick Francis / Martin Jarvis
The abridged downloadable audiobook edition of Dick Francis's thriller Under Orders read by Martin Jarvis.'Sadly death at the races is not uncommon. However three in one afternoon was sufficiently unusual to raise more than an eyebrow.'It's the third death that really troubles former champion jump-jockey Sid Halley. He knows the perils of racing all too well - but in his day jockeys didn't usually reach the finishing line with three .38 rounds in the chest. But this is precisely how he finds Huw Walker - the new winner of the Triumph Hurdle and Halley's friend. Now former friend. Walker was riding one of Lord Enstone's horses in the Hurdle and it was the inimitable owner who invited Halley in the first place. His brief: to make discrete enquiries into alleged race fixing. Are results being rigged? Are bookies taking a cut? And if so are trainers and jockeys playing a dangerous game with stakes far higher than they realise ... Halley's quest for answers draws him ever deeper into the darker side of the race game in a life-or-death power-play that will push him to his very limits - both professionally and personally.'A New Dick Francis is always a cause for celebration' - Mail on Sunday.

  • Published by Random House UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionFiction
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 7th September 2006
  • Duration 03 Hrs. 37 Mins.