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Title: Trial Run.
Description: Michael Joseph, London, 1978, first edition.. 239 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 071811714X Map endpapers. "This time (Francis's) hero Randall Drew penetrates the Iron Curtain into Soviet Russia. He emerges, of course, victorious after a series of hair-raising adventure s. Randall Drew is prevented from carrying on his career in steeplechasing by poor eyesight. Restless and unsure of his future but pursuing an ardent love affair, he does not welcome an invitation to go to Moscow on a delicate investigati o n , b u t a lmost irresistible pressures are brought to bear. A mysterious entity 'Aloysha' is threatening a royally connected candidate for the Moscow Olympic Games; the candidate may be vulnerable to scandal which could set off intolerable di pl om at i c co nf l ic ts. The brief is vague, the opposition invisible and the stakes appallingly high.." Tiny shallow bump at bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has light browning on spine/flap-folds and at some edges, light edge wrinkli ng, mi nor e dg e w ear , min or rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good.

Keywords: Horses, Horse Racing, Steeplechasing, Jockeys, Randall Drew, Iron Curtain, Soviet Russia, Mystery, Love Affairs, Moscow, Aloysha, Olympic Games, Scandal, Diplomacy, Diplomatic Conflicts.

Price: US$ 20.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 22007

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