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This is one race you can’t afford to lose…

Lifeline is another dark racing thriller from ‘the natural successor to Dick Francis’ (Irish Times), John Francome. The perfect read for fans of Felix Francis’ Pulse and Triple Crown.

‘Chasing the winning post is not only the aim of the jockey, it becomes compelling for the reader as
Francome delves deeply into the murky side of racing’ – Oxford Times
Unlike some jockeys, Tony Byrne has never taken a bung and never ridden a dishonest race. All the same, his career is heading for the rocks, dragged down by weight problems and woman trouble – and too many slow horses. In comparison, Freddy Montague has never been fussy about sticking to the rules, either on the racetrack or in bed with another man’s wife. And if there’s money on offer to fix races, Freddy’s guaranteed to be first on the gravy train. Unfortunately for both men, the guarantees run out once Freddy’s train comes off the rails. That’s when the gravy turns to blood…

What readers are saying about Lifeline:

‘The style is quick and absorbing, with many twists and turns both on and off the racecourse

Fast and furious intrigue and murder

‘I have never been a fan of horseracing but this book brought to life the thrill of the chase for me’