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From Dick Francis and his son, Felix, comes Geoffrey Mason-a defense barrister whose true passion is riding his Thoroughbred. Mason's two lives collide when a fellow jockey is accused of murdering a colleague with a pitchfork. Mason prefers not to get involved. But soon he is torn between doing what's right-and what will keep him alive.

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From award-winning author Dick Francis and his son, Felix, comes Geoffrey Mason--a defense barrister whose true passion is riding his thoroughbred. When a fellow jockey is accused of murdering a colleague, Mason is torn between doing what's right--and what will keep him alive. Available in a tall Premium Edition.

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Dick Francis (pictured with his son Felix Francis) was born in South Wales in 1920. He was a young rider of distinction winning awards and trophies at horse shows throughout the United Kingdom. At the outbreak of World War II he joined the Royal Air Force as a pilot, flying fighter and bomber aircraft including the Spitfire and Lancaster.

He became one of the most successful postwar steeplechase jockeys, winning more than 350 races and riding for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. After his retirement from the saddle in 1957, he published an autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write more than forty acclaimed books, including the New York Times bestsellers Even Money and Silks.

A three-time Edgar Award winner, he also received the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association’s Cartier Diamond Dagger, was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2000. He died in February 2010, at age eighty-nine, and remains among the greatest thriller writers of all time.

Felix Francis (pictured with his father, Dick Francis), a graduate of London University, spent seventeen years teaching A-level physics before taking on an active role in his father’s career. He has assisted with the research of many of the Dick Francis novels, including Shattered, Under Orders, and Twice Shy, which drew on Felix’s experiences as a physics teacher and as an international marksman. He is coauthor with his father of the New York Times bestsellers Dead Heat, Silks, and Even Money. He lives in England.

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bozereng, January 25, 2011 (view all comments by bozereng)
If I had to choose only one author's books to take with me on a deserted island, it would have to be Dick Francis. He is my all-time favorite popular writer because when I read his books, I feel empowered and motivated in ways that no other writer (except for one other) has ever instilled in me.

In the last few years of his life, he joined forces with his son Felix and though the books have a slightly different flavor, they are still engrossing, entertaining and an expression of the indomitable spirit of man and what he can accomplish.

Silks is a slight departure in that the main character is an attorney (or a barrister for those from the UK) rather than someone who works directly in the racing industry as most of Dick Francis' characters were wont to be...Even so, Silks is a well-written book and a very enjoyable read for people of all ages.

I highly recommend this book.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425228975
Author:
Francis, Dick
Publisher:
Berkley Books
Author:
Francis, Felix
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B-Mass Market
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.50x4.30x.90 in. .54 lbs.
Age Level:
18-17

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"Synopsis" by , From award-winning author Dick Francis and his son, Felix, comes Geoffrey Mason--a defense barrister whose true passion is riding his thoroughbred. When a fellow jockey is accused of murdering a colleague, Mason is torn between doing what's right--and what will keep him alive. Available in a tall Premium Edition.
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