By Dick Francis

ISBN-10: 1568955251

ISBN-13: 9781568955254

A wanna-be jockey accepts a task in his father's crusade for Parliament--and realizes that politics may be the main perilous horse race of all.

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Gloria and I looked at each other. The air was filled with electricity. I looked at the city desk and watched the agitation of the editors. As Hitchens approached us, we saw that his eyes were red and realized he was drunk. I no longer recall who said it first, but we recognized that we had to get him out of the newsroom as soon as possible. I felt the need to protect him despite some off-color remarks he had made to me previously. He seemed to think it complimentary to tell me that the News knew what it was doing when it hired black women with beautiful legs.

Unlike those other exchanges, the representative of 32 Chapter 2 the Daily News was its editor-in-chief, Gil Spencer. He was a long way from his cloistered office on the seventh floor of the gleaming art deco building at 42nd Street and Third Avenue in midtown Manhattan. The quick once-over he gave my resume and clip file elicited comments about my education. Without someone to vouch for me, he fell back on one of the standard employment filters—the “right” educational pedigree. He asked about the schools I had attended.

It came from the Associated Press wire service and our own reporters. The previous night, April 19, an unidentified white woman, an investment banker, went about her regular nightly jog in Central Park. ,2 a small, lone figure amidst the high-rise buildings of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Her run took her to the northern section of the park. Adjacent to her neighborhood sat Harlem, one of the country’s most famous African American and Latino communities. Somewhere close to the 102nd Street transverse, near the Fifth Avenue entrance, beyond the ornate wrought-iron fencing in that area of the park, down a wooded path, an attack ended her jog.

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