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Smokescreen - Dick Francis
Smokescreen
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In Francis's "best thriller" (Evening Standard), a movie star must give the performance of his life when he crosses paths with killers while investigating race-horse tampering in South Africa.
In Francis's "best thriller" (Evening Standard), a movie star must give the performance of his life when he crosses paths with killers while investigating race-horse tampering in South Africa.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780425210253 (0425210251)
Publisher: Berkley
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Community Reviews
sandin954
sandin954 rated it
An entertaining adventure featuring a movie star who agrees to travel to South Africa to investigate a friend's string of horses which, for some reason, have not been running up to expectations. Listened to the audio which was narrated by Geoffrey Howard.
Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it
4.0
My first Dick Francis novel. I had avoided him for many years because he is always described as "that guy who writes about horse-racing" but that's misleading. In this case at least [disclaimer: I've since read [book:The Edge|8527], in which horses information is more pervasive] the racing provides ...
Kwoomac
Kwoomac rated it
To me reading Dick Francis is like eating comfort food. It's nothing fancy, but I know I'm going to love the experience. Francis' protagonists are "everyman" thrown into unusual circumstances, who always find a way to win. This one was no different. Our hero, Edward Lincoln, sees himself as a regu...
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
3.0 Smokescreen
Another good one.
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0
One of the characters in this novel is very much like Sean Connery’s James Bond, so what other reason do you need to read it? This is one of more enjoyable and open DF novels. There is a sense of What if here, especially in regards to the central character’s marriage
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