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When the stakes are this high, accidents are bound to happen…

John Francome presents a tense story of intrigue behind a series of bizarre racing accidents in his gripping racing thriller Stud Poker. The perfect read for fans of Felix Francis’ Pulse and Triple Crown.

‘Mr Francome adeptly teases to the very end and cleverly keeps a few twists up his sleeve until the closing chapters’ – Country Life

When Paul Raven’s ride at Plumpton crashes through the wing of the third last flight, it seems like one of racing’s tragic accidents. But that doesn’t explain why Paul’s closest friend, Alex Drew, appears to be involved. Or why the fall that ends Paul’s career should finally destroy Alex. Paul discovers a link between what happened at Plumpton and a sequence of other accidents apparently connected with a private poker school run by the wealthy property developer Clay Wentworth. Stud Poker seems to have little to do with the world of National Hunt racing, but by the time Paul is caught up in the dangerous game, other less honest players have stepped forward. And the stakes are high.

What readers are saying about Stud Poker:

‘Great storyline that grips the reader until the end

‘All the usual twists and turns – just when you thought you had it worked out, there’s another turn to keep you guessing’

Brilliant and every bit as dramatic as Dick Francis