By Dick Francis, Felix Francis
Shell-shocked after wasting a foot in the course of his journey in Afghanistan, Captain Tom Forsyth returns to his estranged mother's residence. His mom has continuously positioned horses first and relatives final. yet now she's being blackmailed for a hefty sum per week and being pressured to make her horses lose. utilizing the talents he honed within the army, Tom units out to discover and defeat a hidden enemy earlier than his mother's attractiveness is ruined, and he finally ends up again within the crossfire.
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There remained a great deal of summer to kill. Jamie spent most of it at Mel’s. Jamie and Mel had begun to grow truly close when Jamie’s lack of siblings began to impair Sam and Justine’s cheerful attempts at family holidays. Jamie was never able to make new friends quickly, and too much exclusive parental company bored and embarrassed him. So Mel looked after him while Sam and Justine were in Tuscany or North Africa or Rome. And because Mel didn’t mortify Jamie the way his parents did, it was she who took him away.
M. He couldn’t read. For weeks, he’d been carrying round the same spine-broken and unread paperback. Several times a day, he attempted to read a page, but even if he was able to muster the necessary concen34 ALWAYS THE SUN tration, he’d lost his place and the passages he read and re-read lacked context and continuity. Television didn’t relax him. It flickered and glimmered, spectral blue on the walls behind him. As it grew late, he lowered the volume. Yet it seemed to shriek ever more stridently.
Mel laid the stuff on the bed for Sam to inspect. It looked crisp and dense with the future. Sam looked at the school tie and felt his testicles retract. He remembered knotting an identical tie at his own throat. And he remembered the first few, terrified weeks of the first year. 40, dragging his bag on the pavement behind him. He hung the clothes in Jamie’s wardrobe. The sight of them, hanging there, made him feel sick, and he went to make a cup of tea. On what had become known as Jamie’s last night of freedom, Mel came round to cook a special tea.