by Dick Francis
Michael Joseph, 1988, [First Edition], 282 pages, ISBN 0718131797, hardcover, dust jacket,
Very Good Condition, dust jacket a little chipped around edges, book in fine condition, minor edge and shelf wear
'Dick Francis is the undisputed winner of the thriller stakes. The Edge, the new and most exciting one yet, is an action-packed story of drama and intrigue set on the sinister side of the international racing circuit; it will keep readers hooked to the very last page.
Tor Kelsey, an undercover agent for the Jockey Club's Security Service, is involved in the attempt to rid racing of one of its most notorious villains, the improbably named Julius Apollo Filmer. When Filmer is acquitted of conspiracy to murder, the Security Service's pride is sorely dented and they are determined to make the next charge stick. But they are faced with one major difficulty; Filmer's speciality is intimidating witnesses. Meanwhile, several racehorse owners have planned a luxurious train trip of a lifetime across Canada, taking horses with them to race at Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver. Included on the passenger list is one Julius Apollo Filmer...'