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Bolt (original 1987; edition 2005)
by Dick Francis
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425202887, Mass Market Paperback)
Kit Fielding will do whatever it takes to stop the killing of racehorses. Not an easy task considering that the woman he adores is leaving him, an international arms dealer is threatening him, and Kit's nemesis has plans to knock him off the track—and plant him under it.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:20:25 -0400)
It is bad enough that Kit Fielding is the tallest jockey in racing; he has to be the most humane, as well. Now he is risking his life to stop the slaughter of horses, shot with a weapon called--with the cruelest irony--"a humane killer". Francis' biggest bestseller yet. "First-class entertainment! Great fun to read".--People.
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