Featuring the gripping plot, dramatic settings and believable characters that readers have come to expect from Dick Francis, To the Hilt displays the master at the top of his form. Alexander Kinloch is definitely the black sheep of his noble family, choosing the precarious life of a painter over a lucrative job in his stepfather's brewery. But when a trusted assistant disappears with millions of pounds, Alexander is reluctantly thrust into a foreign world of bankers and auditors. Brutal thugs and jealous relatives stand in his way as he labors to save the business and protect the family treasures. In the face of adversity, Alexander must defend himself and his family's honor to the hilt. After three dozen novels, Dick Francis maintains his reputation as one of the most popular mystery writers of our time. Both suspenseful and poignant, To the Hilt is a wild ride through a perilous adventure.
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by Dick Francis
"At the request of his dying stepfather, a fine arts painter enters a harsh corporate setting to rescue the family business. All of Dick Francis's thirty-some novels feature narrator-heroes whose basic decency and trustworthiness contend with the selfishness and evil of the world. The chief requirement for the reader of a Francis book, therefore, may simply be likability. In this regard, Simon Prebble measures up well. The lilt in his voice suggests the sensitivity and unassuming honor of narrator Alexander Kinloch. Though he also differentiates the novel's other characters, Prebble's confidential tones succeed best at rendering the charm of Francis's hero. G.H. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"
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