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Bolt Kit Fielding Will Do Whatever It Takes To Stop The Killing Of Racehorses Not An Easy Task Considering That The Woman He Adores Is Leaving Him, An International Arms Dealer Is Threatening Him, And Kit S Nemesis Has Plans To Knock Him Off The Track And Plant Him Under It A worthy follow up to Break In It s great to spend another book with the ever capable Kit It was also neat to spendtime with the princess, meet her husband, and get to know them better It s a bit disappointing to me that Kit s sister Holly and her husband, who featured so heavily in Break In, never appear.The book synopsis here on Goodreads is laughably inaccurate Someone is shooting horses and there is an arms dealer but beyond that the synopsis is pretty bogus Having successfully de A worthy follow up to Break In It s great to spend another book with the ever capable Kit It was also neat to spendtime with the princess, meet her husband, and get to know them better It s a bit disappointing to me that Kit s sister Holly and her husband, who featured so heavily in Break In, never appear.The book synopsis here on Goodreads is laughably inaccurate Someone is shooting horses and there is an arms dealer but beyond that the synopsis is pretty bogus Having successfully defended his brother in law against a pair of news barons, Kit is asked to do the same for the princess s frail husband against a very hostile business takeover Meanwhile he must deal with the possibility of losing his fianc e Danielle to a debonair prince, and protect himself from Maynard s hostility Maynard, now a Steward, has all sorts of power over Kit, still a jockey, and after events in Break In is now actively trying to ruin him.Kit is under a lotstrain in this book, having to deal with events that hit home with himpersonally than his sister s troubles did He s a bit less of a badass here, which may be why I prefer Break In over Bolt, but his struggles are powerfully written There s a very memorable scene involving a character hanging precariously from a roof and Kit s race to rescue them There s also Kit s hugely entertaining battle with the bull headed and excessively entitled Aunt Beatrice, liberally aided and abetted by the princess The ending isthan a little horrifying and has always stayed with me Again, powerfully written.Predictably the arms dealer is described as having olive skin and a heavy dark mustache He gives an alias of Mohammed and Kit guesses that he s Arab, in some wayDefinitely Mediterranean, not Italian, perhaps French The stereotype doesn t extend beyond that that I can tell, but it s still present.It s slightly distressing to me that the threats to Danielle have nothing to do with her high powered job, which she obviously loves, and everything to do with her body physical harm, the loss of her beauty via acid in her face However, it makes sense in context The villain has a large physical presence and thinks in terms of physical threats to everyone, not just Danielle However, there s a telling exchange between Kit and Danielle she doesn t want to report the vandalism of her car and her near assault to the police because They think any young woman driving alone in the middle of the night is asking for trouble Profession in Focus None, beyond the horseracingProtagonist as a Memorable Character High Kit Fielding is one of only two protagonists Francis has usedthan once He first appeared in Break In.Relation to Horses High Kit is a steeplechase jockey and the princess owns a large stable of racehorses Kit has ridden her horses for years.Love Interest Yes, though this isn t Francis s usual tale of finding love.Abrupt Ending Yes Most Francis novels end abruptly once the killer has been discovered and or incapacitated instead of taking time to ease the reader down gradually What is there to say about Dick Francis As I think about all of his books yes, this review covers all of his books, and yes I ve read them all I think about a moral ethical hero, steeped in intelligence and goodness embroiled in evil machinations within British horse racing society either directly or indirectly The heroes aren t always horse jockies, they can be film producers, or involve heroes engaged in peripheral professions that somehow always touch the horse racing world.Buttha What is there to say about Dick Francis As I think about all of his books yes, this review covers all of his books, and yes I ve read them all I think about a moral ethical hero, steeped in intelligence and goodness embroiled in evil machinations within British horse racing society either directly or indirectly The heroes aren t always horse jockies, they can be film producers, or involve heroes engaged in peripheral professions that somehow always touch the horse racing world.Butthan that, Francis s heroes are rational human beings The choices made are rational choices directed by a firm objective philosophy that belies all of Francis s novels The dialogue is clear and touched with humor no matter the intensity of evil that the hero faces The hero s thoughts reveal a vulnerability that is touching, while his actions are always based on doing the right thing to achieve justice Causing the reader to deeply care about the characters in a novel is a difficult thing to do No such worries in a Francis novel The point of view is first person, you are the main character as you read the story usually the character of Mr Douglas The hero is personable, like able, non violent but delivering swift justice with his mind rather than through physical means This is not to say that violence is a stranger to our hero Some of it staggering and often delivered by what we would think of normal persons living in British society.You will come to love the world of Steeple Chase racing, you will grow a fondness for horses, stables, trainers and the people who live in that world You will read the books, devouring one after the other and trust me Dick Francis has a lot of novels over 40 by my last count.There are several series woven into the fabric of Francis s work notably the Sid Halley and Kit Fielding series.Assessment Dick Francis is one of my favorite writers I read his books with a fierce hunger that remains insatiable and I mourn his death I always enjoy reading a good Dick Francis novel They are pretty clean, the language isn t too bad, and not a lot of sex Sometimes I even reread the books, because it s like being with a friend you haven t seen in several years I really enjoy the characters he uses, and also enjoy the series he writes about too I love to watch a good horse race, evenfun to attend them live No I m not a gambler, but it s still fun to go. I have not read a Dick Francis book that I didn t like The story was compelling and the ending a Francis classic In his sequel to Break In, Francis shows his old racing colors to advantage Champion jockey Kit Fielding whom I ve come to hugely admire He s awesome again proves his mettle when Henri Nanterre, the ruthless business partner of his fiancee s uncle, tries to convert their road construction company into an armaments enterprise Nanterre threatens the life of Princess Casilia, his partner s wife, who also owns many of Kit s mounts Nanterre is foiled, but then some of the princess s horses are f In his sequel to Break In, Francis shows his old racing colors to advantage Champion jockey Kit Fielding whom I ve come to hugely admire He s awesome again proves his mettle when Henri Nanterre, the ruthless business partner of his fiancee s uncle, tries to convert their road construction company into an armaments enterprise Nanterre threatens the life of Princess Casilia, his partner s wife, who also owns many of Kit s mounts Nanterre is foiled, but then some of the princess s horses are found dead, killed, ironically, by captive bullet bolt guns designed for humane deaths This makes my blood boil when they damage and kill the horses.Next come several near lethal attacks against humans, including Kit s Danielle, and our Kit must devise a plan to thwart Nanterre for good Soon Danielle has second thoughts about sharing the dangers of a steeplechaser s life Maynard Allardeck, racing steward and hereditary enemy of the Fielding family, reappears and makes Kit s life evendifficult The characterization isn t especially profound, but the plot races along wonderfully well, right up to a jolting twist at the end.Really good book Highly recommend Dick Francis returns us to the world of jockey Kit Fielding, who we met in an earlier novel Kit is engaged to the beautiful Danielle, but their relationship seems to be on the rocks Lately, Danielle seems rather distant to Kit, and he worries he may be losing her to another man The story begins at the races, where Kit is riding for Princess Casilia deBrescou, a fine woman who owns several racehorses she enjoys watching at various racetracks Kit and the princess are fairly close, and after th Dick Francis returns us to the world of jockey Kit Fielding, who we met in an earlier novel Kit is engaged to the beautiful Danielle, but their relationship seems to be on the rocks Lately, Danielle seems rather distant to Kit, and he worries he may be losing her to another man The story begins at the races, where Kit is riding for Princess Casilia deBrescou, a fine woman who owns several racehorses she enjoys watching at various racetracks Kit and the princess are fairly close, and after the races he finds her speaking with a very rude man At her request, Kit comes home with her, to the palatial London house where she lives with her businessman husband Roland and Kit s fianc e Danielle Another cousin, Prince Litsi, an apparent rival for Danielle s affections, and Beatrice Bunt, Roland s unpleasant sister, are also in residence Kit talks with the princess and her husband and finds that the rude man is Roland deBrescou s business partner from France, Henri Nanterre, who wants Roland to sign papers agreeing to use a plastic they had developed in the making of firearms Roland is highly opposed to the idea and refuses, and that s when the trouble starts In the middle of the night, someone goes to the stable where the princess horses are kept and shoots two of them with a bolt, a humane killer used by veterinarians One of the horses was a particularly fine prospect for the Grand National Additionally, a man follows Danielle on her way out of work one night, and she flees to call Kit for help Henri Nanterre is behind the attacks, and even Roland s sister Beatrice is a spy Beatrice wants the money Nanterre promised her, if she could get Roland to sign the papers enabling his company to make guns Nanterre calls the deBrescou house often, making dire threats Roland is near to signing off on the guns, but Kit persuades him not to Instead, Kit hires a guard and a dog to patrol the stable where the princess horses are kept, and also hires a bodyguard for Roland for the times when he and Litsi aren t at home Nanterre plans an attack on Litsi that almost kills him, and then Kit and Litsi decide to make plans of their own to trap Nanterre.Nanterre falls into their trap, and they effectively save the future of the deBrescou family It seems like life is about to go back to normal, but Francis throws in onetwist at the finish, neatly tying up the last loose end Like all Dick Francis books, Bolt was delightfully English, peopled with likeable characters While there wasn t a great mystery for us to solve, he leaves us waiting breathlessly for something to happen at every turn We know who the villain is from the very beginning in this book, and it s the reaction of our hero that keeps us turning pages The delicate social balance between the characters is intriguing, as well There just aren t any bad Dick Francis books I just re read this one Dick Francis is a wonderfantastic mystery Read Break In first. Champion horses are being shot and Kit Fielding hason his plate,having to contend with a black market arms dealer as well as an enemy of his family.The book gallops along nicely to the finish line at a brisk enough pace. what can i say books and horses


About the Author: Dick Francis

Dick Francis CBE born Richard Stanley Francis was a popular British horse racing crime writer and retired jockey.Dick Francis worked on his books with his wife, Mary, before her death Dick considered his wife to be his co writer as he is quoted in the book, The Dick Francis Companion , released in 2003 Mary and I worked as a team I have often said that I would have been happy to have both our names on the cover Mary s family always called me Richard due to having another Dick in the family I am Richard, Mary was Mary, and Dick Francis was the two of us together Series Sid Halley Mystery Kit Fielding Mystery


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