Rat Race ( PDF ) ✓ Dick Francis



10 thoughts on “Rat Race

  1. says:

    This is a fairly typical Dick Francis novel In this case the loner withdrawn protagonist is a pilot Matt Shore who once flew for BOAC but who is now reduced to flying puddle jumper charters It's not initially clear why thi

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    Dick Francis was a jack of many tradesDuring World War IIhe was a pilotThen he was a jockeythen a journalist and finallya bestselling thriller writerHis own experiences find plenty of expression in his booksHerelike the author himselfthe protagonist is a pilotferrying a bunch of passengers to race coursesCrooked characters get on boardThere are bomb blasts and explosionsand the Francis hero finding himself in mortal dangerfights

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    DAME AGATHA AND HER PEERSBOOK 62 Is there ANYTHING Dick Francis hasn't done andor any subject from whice he can't spin a good story G

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    A great rollicking yarn Matt Shore a loner divorced and a pilot working as a taxi pilot for wealthy people between race courses in England He gets in embroiled in a thriller with first a near miss with a bomb and then a rescue of a sabotaged plane Which the lovely Nancy is flying Easy to read and a good plot with an absentminded kindly Duke and his nephew The reason behind the bomb and sabotage is a fraud Goo

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    I genuinely found this one a bit hard to follow Due to some stylistic uirks sentence fragments galore a tendency to bury plot points in boring dialogue or just because I wasn't really paying attention Eh probably

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    3 Stars Life is not going well for Matt Shore He's just into his new job with Derrydown Sky Taxi piloting trainer

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    In this book the horseracing plays only a marginal role rather it is about flyingMatt Shore is a pilot and flies trainers

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    The ending of this book was a cruel way to treat readers It's extremely open ended which isn't really Francis' n

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    It is than thirty years since I last read this story and it is great that it is now available to read on a Kindle I welcomed the ch

  10. says:

    I would have sworn that the reader for this audio book was Cary Grant but it was Simon Jones Whoever he is I thank him fo

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SUMMARY Ì JIMFORD.CO.UK ✓ Dick Francis

Rced to make an emergency landing just minutes before the plane explodes Luckily no one is hurt but it isn’t long before Matt realizes that 3 Stars Life is not going well for Matt Shore He s just into his new job with Derrydown Sky Taxi piloting trainers owners and jockeys to horse racing meets around England when his plane the company s new Cherokee Six explodes on the tarmac It was only his We d better land precaution in mid flight the levers were sluggish that saved his life and passengers including Colin Ross the nation s leading jockey Matt s been dropping in job level now he s broke and being harassed by almost everyone the Board of Trade air transport regulators his ex wife his unsympathetic employer and the competition Polyplane But no one seems to be investigating these terrifying incidents so he takes it on Maybe he ll see Nancy often the sister of Colin Ross Dick Francis writing style demands you pay attention to every conversation if you want to have some idea of the plot Do that and you ll find it a nice little story January 2018 Flat World Navigation just minutes before the plane explodes Luckily no one is hurt but it isn’t long before Matt realizes that 3 Stars Life is not going well for Matt Shore He s A House of My Own Stories from My Life just into his new Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, job with Derrydown Sky Taxi piloting trainers owners and El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro jockeys to horse racing meets around England when his plane the company s new Cherokee Six explodes on the tarmac It was only his We d better land precaution in mid flight the levers were sluggish that saved his life and passengers including Colin Ross the nation s leading Fragonard Art and Eroticism jockey Matt s been dropping in Mao Zedong job level now he s broke and being harassed by almost everyone the Board of Trade air transport regulators his ex wife his unsympathetic employer and the competition Polyplane But no one seems to be investigating these terrifying incidents so he takes it on Maybe he ll see Nancy often the sister of Colin Ross Dick Francis writing style demands you pay attention to every conversation if you want to have some idea of the plot Do that and you ll find it a nice little story January 2018

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He’s caught up in the rat race of violent criminals who are dead set on putting anyone who stands in their way on the wrong side of the odds It is than thirty years since I last read this story and it is great that it is now available to read on a Kindle I welcomed the chance to re acuaint myself with the story and found it as intriguing now as it was all those years agoMatt Shore has had a cheuered career as a pilot through no real fault of his own He is a very experienced and capable pilot and his latest role taxiing people is somewhat beneath his skills However those skills are going to be tested to the full in this intriguing mysteryWhilst taking some racegoers home he notices something feels untoward and makes an emergency landing When the plane explodes within minutes of them leaving it that s the start of an investigation where it is unclear just when and how the bomb was put on board the plane or who was the target As he continues flying race goers the mystery deepens friendships are made and dangers are faced It is a fast paced story with flying and racing at its heart The characters are well developed there s even the possibility of a romance as well I enjoyed re reading this story and recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading suspense filled mystery stories set around the 1970sI reuested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after choosing to read this latest version of it Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark just when and how the bomb was put on board the plane or who was the target As he continues flying race goers the mystery deepens friendships are made and dangers are faced It is a fast paced story with flying and racing at its heart The characters are well developed there s even the possibility of a romance as well I enjoyed re reading this story and recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading suspense filled mystery stories set around the 1970sI reuested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after choosing to read this latest version of it

SUMMARY Ì JIMFORD.CO.UK ✓ Dick Francis

Hired to fly four racing buffs to the track pilot Matt Shore expects it will be the kind of job he likes uick and easy Until that is he’s fo This is a fairly typical Dick Francis novel In this case the loner withdrawn protagonist is a pilot Matt Shore who once flew for BOAC but who is now reduced to flying puddle jumper charters It s not initially clear why this is the case Like a lot of Francis s heros Shore has also recently been divorced and is very gun shy regarding women although inevitably a beautiful and desirable woman will soon be practically dropped into his lapMatt flies a party of four to a race meet and only a minute or so after they land the plane explodes It s a narrow escape and luckily no one is hurt But several other incidents follow and it appears that someone may be targeting a prominent jockey who freuently flies with Matt As usual there s a dark sinister force lurking in the background pursuing a foul agenda irrespective of the cost in lives or in property damage Matt will have to sort all of this out and tame his own demons as well if he hopes to bring the mystery and his own personal circumstances in for a happy landing Anyone who enjoys Francis s work could spend a pleasant evening with this book Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark job he likes uick and easy Until that is he’s fo This is a fairly typical Dick Francis novel In this case the loner withdrawn protagonist is a pilot Matt Shore who once flew for BOAC but who is now reduced to flying puddle I Love You Almost Always jumper charters It s not initially clear why this is the case Like a lot of Francis s heros Shore has also recently been divorced and is very gun shy regarding women although inevitably a beautiful and desirable woman will soon be practically dropped into his lapMatt flies a party of four to a race meet and only a minute or so after they land the plane explodes It s a narrow escape and luckily no one is hurt But several other incidents follow and it appears that someone may be targeting a prominent Gloom Town jockey who freuently flies with Matt As usual there s a dark sinister force lurking in the background pursuing a foul agenda irrespective of the cost in lives or in property damage Matt will have to sort all of this out and tame his own demons as well if he hopes to bring the mystery and his own personal circumstances in for a happy landing Anyone who enjoys Francis s work could spend a pleasant evening with this book