Revue de presse
“EACH FRANCIS NOVEL SEEMS TO BE HIS BEST.”—The Sunday Oklahoman
“FEW WRITERS HAVE MAINTAINED SUCH A HIGH STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR AS LONG AS DICK FRANCIS.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune
“DICK FRANCIS IS A WONDER.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer
“[THE] MASTER OF CRIME FICTION AND EQUINE THRILLS.”—Newsday
“Adventure novels so gripping that they cry out to be read in one gulp—then quickly reread to savor the details skipped in the first gallop through the pages.”—Houston Chronicle
Présentation de l'éditeur
Knock Down is a classic novel from Dick Francis, one of the greatest thriller writers of all time.
Jonah Dereham is a bloodstock agent who buys and sells horses for his clients. As an ex-jockey, it's the ideal quiet life - until Jonah is attacked by thugs out to sabotage his business.
Unfortunately for them, Jonah's a man with a steely resolve. He's determined to find out who is trying to ruin him, and why.
But staying honest is more dangerous than Jonah could have imagined.
And with his horses, his business and his own life on the line, Jonah must hit back - before he's taken down for good . . .
Packed with intrigue and hair-raising suspense, Knock Down is just one of the many blockbuster thrillers from legendary crime writer Dick Francis. Other novels include the huge bestsellers Dead Heat, Under Orders and Silks. The Dick Francis legacy continues through his son Felix Francis: Refusal is his latest novel, following Bloodline and Gamble.
Praise for the Dick Francis novels:
'The narrative is brisk and gripping and the background researched with care . . . the entire story is a pleasure to relish' Scotsman
'Dick Francis's fiction has a secret ingredient - his inimitable knack of grabbing the reader's attention on page one and holding it tight until the very end' Sunday Telegraph
'Still the master' Racing Post
'The master of suspense and intrigue' Country Life
Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott.
Dick Francis died in February, 2010, at the age of 89, but he remains one of the greatest thriller writers of all time.