A high-class, transcontinental horse-racing junket should be an idyllic getaway for the super-rich. But one passenger on this train is a sociopath - a genius at blackmail and criminal corruption - and he plans to take everyone for everything they've got.
Richard Stanley "Dick" Francis CBE FRSL (31 October 1920 - 14 February 2010) was a British steeplechase jockey and crime writer, whose novels centre on horse racing in England. Tony Britton was born in Birmingham, England in 1924. A renowned classical actor, he has been cast in many stage productions including Gigi and My Fair Lady, as well as numerous Shakespeare roles. Britton's film credits include Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) and The Day of the Jackal (1973). He has had lead television roles in Robin's Nest (1977) and Don't Wait Up (1983), and narrated many audiobooks throughout his career.
'The old Francis magic sweeps the reader past the post.' -- The
Mail on Sunday
'It's obvious Dick Francis had a good time writing The Edge. I certainly had a good time reading it.' -- The New York Times Book Review
'A thrilling race ... Action aplenty.' -- Los Angeles Times Book Review