The Resource Crisis, Felix Francis

Crisis, Felix Francis

Label
Crisis
Title
Crisis
Statement of responsibility
Felix Francis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Harrison Foster is a lawyer by training but works as a crisis manager for a London firm that specialises in such matters. Summoned to Newmarket after a fire in the Chadwick Stables slaughters six very valuable horses, including the short-priced favourite for the Derby, Harry (as he is known) finds there is far more to the 'simple' fire than initially meets the eye. For a start, human remains are found amongst the equestrian ones in the burnt-out shell. All the stable staff are accounted for, so who is the mystery victim? Harry knows very little about horses, indeed he positively dislikes them, but he is thrust unwillingly into the world of Thoroughbred racing where the standard of care of the equine stars is far higher than that of the humans who attend to them. The Chadwick family are a dysfunctional racing dynasty, with the emphasis being on the nasty. Resentment between the generations is rife and sibling rivalry bubbles away like volcanic magma beneath a thin crust of respectability. Harry represents the Middle-Eastern owner of the Derby favourite and, as he delves deeper into the unanswered questions surrounding the horse's demise, he ignites a fuse that blows the volcano sky-high, putting him in grave jeopardy. Can Harry solve the riddle before he is overcome by the toxic emissions from the eruption and is bumped off by the fallout?
Member of
Summary
Investigating a stable fire that has killed a Derby favorite, London crisis manager Harrison Foster discovers a human victim and is reluctantly thrust into the dysfunctional rivalries of a racing dynasty
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10732620
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Francis, Felix
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Dick Francis novels
Series volume
0008
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horse racing
  • Lawyers
  • Murder
  • Race horses
Target audience
adult
Label
Crisis, Felix Francis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000063927327
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
517 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432855215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Crisis, Felix Francis
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000063927327
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
517 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432855215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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