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  • Published: 24 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9781405916875
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99

Driving Force



Ex-jockey Freddie Croft now runs a fleet of vehicles which transport racehorses across the British Isles and Europe. But when two of his drivers pick up a hitchhiker who ends up dead, Freddie's got a big problem.

Ex-jockey Freddie Croft now runs a fleet of vehicles which transport racehorses across the British Isles and Europe. But when two of his drivers pick up a hitchhiker who ends up dead, Freddie's got a big problem.

First, it quickly becomes apparent that the hitcher wasn't quite what he seemed. And second, Freddie finds that his horse boxes might just be being used for moving something a lot less legal than horses.

Now he must figure out what is going on before the police do, and before whoever is doing it cottons on and tries to stop him - permanently. A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. 'I enjoyed this book hugely.' Sunday Times

  • Published: 24 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9781405916875
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Dick Francis

Dick Francis has written forty-one novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), his autobiography (The Sport of Queens) and the biography of Lester Piggott. He is justly acclaimed as one of the greatest thriller writers in the world.

He has received many awards, amongst them the prestigious Crime Writers Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the genre, and the Mystery Writers of America have given him three Edgar Allen Poe awards for the best novel of the year, and in 1996 made him a Grand Master for a lifetime's achievement. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2000.

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