The Resource Silks

Silks

Label
Silks
Title
Silks
Statement of responsibility
Dick Francis and Felix Francis
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Julian Trent, you have been found guilty by this court of perpetrating a violent and unprovoked attack on an innocent family including a charge of attempted murder. You have shown little or no remorse for your actions and I consider you a danger to society." When defence barrister Geoffrey Mason hears the judge's verdict, he quietly hopes that a long and arduous custodial sentence will be handed down to his arrogant young client. That Julian Trent only receives eight years seems all too lenient. Little does Mason expect that he'll be looking Trent in the eyes again much sooner than he'd ever imagined. Setting aside his barrister's wig, Mason heads to Sandown to don his racing silks. An amateur jockey, his true passion is to be found in the saddle on a Thoroughbred, pounding the turf in the heat of a steeplechase. But when a fellow rider is brutally murdered - a pitchfork driven through his chest - Mason's racing life soon becomes all too close to his working life. The prime suspect is one of their brethren, champion jockey Steve Mitchell; the evidence is overwhelming. Mason is reluctant to heed Mitchell's pleas for legal advice - but soon he finds himself at the centre of a sinister web of threat and intimidation. Mason is left fighting a battle of right and wrong, and more immediately, a battle of life and death... his own
Summary
Geoffrey Mason is well known (as "Perry" Mason) among the pro riders, including Steve Mitchell and Scot Barlow--arguably the two top pros. So when Scot Barlow is murdered--with Mitchell's pitchfork nonetheless--Geoff finds himself pulled into the case asa junior barrister
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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267896
Cataloging source
BT
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Dick Francis
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Francis, Felix
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True
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Fiction / Thrillers
Target audience
adult
Label
Silks
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004157
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780141889801
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Silks
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004157
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780141889801
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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