By Dick Francis
Initially released by means of Michael Joseph in 1971.
Bonecrack is a vintage novel from Dick Francis, one of many maximum mystery writers of all time.
At middle of the night Neil Griffon's house is damaged into and he's kidnapped by way of masked males. while he wakes up, hours later, Neil discovers that 'unless he cooperates' his kidnappers will ruin his father's racing sturdy, his priceless horses or even Neil himself.
Returning to the stables, Neil can inform nobody approximately his ordeal, or his kidnappers' threats of violence if he doesn't conform to their demands.
Trapped, Neil refuses to give up - and devises an creative scheme to overcome his kidnappers at their very own game.
Packed with intrigue and hair-raising suspense, Bonecrack is only one of the various blockbuster thrillers from mythical crime author Dick Francis. different novels contain the massive bestsellers lifeless warmth, below Orders and Silks. The Dick Francis legacy keeps via his son Felix...
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Luke gave him a look of dry reproach. ” “You’ve got a point,” Roan answered on a dutiful laugh. “I’ll look into the situation, but there’s not much else I can do without April’s cooperation. ” Luke meant that exactly as it sounded. ” “Who he is, whether he has a record, how much of a threat he appears to be. ” Luke repeated as his cousin paused. “Somebody should keep an eye on April. I don’t like the sound of this guy going public. ” “I already offered. ” “Fine idea. ” “Roan, son,” Luke said, “you wound me.
It was a relic from the past with an air of solid strength, heavy responsibility, and not a lot to offer in the way of comfort. It was, Luke had often thought, a lot like Turn-Coupe’s sheriff himself. Luke found his cousin in his office. Roan’s hair looked like he’d been combing it with a John Deere and a cultivator, and a harassed frown drew his brows together over the bridge of his nose. Seeing Luke, he stacked the papers he’d been reading and laid them aside on one of several neat piles. His lean face creased into smile lines.
In that case, I’m positive that I do! ” April followed her hostess into a dim room furnished with an antique parlor set covered in a wildly unlikely tropical print. The room was scattered with tables, most of which were extremely valuable except for one that looked like a miniature butler in a tailcoat. The setting was just like Julianne, she thought, half traditional, half quirkily artistic. How old her friend was, April had never thought to ask. With her long, narrow face crinkled in a constant smile, clear sea blue eyes, silver-streaked black hair in a braid down her back, and gently padded shape, she could have been any age from forty to seventy.