By Dick Francis, Felix Francis

On the heels of lower than Orders, ?Francis once more proves himself a grasp. Wow.? (BOOKLIST)

Max Moreton is a emerging culinary star?until his visitors fall sufferer to critical nutrition poisoning?and then a bomb blast rips during the luncheon he?s catering. shut calls are too shut for convenience, and Max vows to guard his identify, and himself, ahead of it?s too overdue.

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