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Publisher's Summary

Edward Lincoln is a worldwide celebrity who plays impossibly daring detectives on the big screen. But in reality, he is an ordinary man currently stuck in an extraordinary spot. Nerissa, his ailing godmother, had pleaded with him to travel to South Africa to investigate whether someone was tampering with her racehorses. He could not refuse her.

Once there, Lincoln is overwhelmed by autograph hounds and high suspicions. And when sudden perils cross his path and murder makes a horrific appearance, Lincoln, the actor-turned-investigator, is plunged into a plot of gold, greed, and gilded lives. He ultimately realizes that the only way to uncover the killer is to give not only the performance of his life, but a performance to save his life.

©1972 Dick Francis (P)1998 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Great

Had me in suspence from beginning to end. well developed plot and characters. Read well.

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Solid but not the best

I am a fan of Dick Francis many works this book was good but was not his best. the suspense is generally there but the audio quality is inconsistent and the reading was okay as well. there are times when the book goes off on tangents and is very slow paced but the reader does a very good job at switching between South Australian American and English accents.

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Earlier recording was MUCH, MUCH better!

Pity that they re-recorded this as the characterizations were much better by the previous narrator. This version is unimaginative by comparison and boring to listen to.

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I love Dick Francis

I love all of his novels. I have read and listened to Smokescreen several times and know if you love Dick you’ll love this book.- #lovedickfrancis
#tagsgiving
#sweepstakes

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Resilience thy name is Dick Francis!

I love the way Dick Francis heroes work their way out of fixes with true grit and logic!

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Splendid

I’d known of him - in fact knew his editor - but never read him. Now I want to read his oeuvre. Wicked clever, realistic, and totally engaging.

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Excellent story.,

Interesting plot and interesting characters.
thoughtful, kind, and clever hero. Interesting setting and well delivered.

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Smoke stream

At chapter 15 the book stopped and said to download the rest of the book. I could not find a way to continue a download. So I lost out. Never happened before.

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Ok

Ok story. Picked out the killer in the first few pages. It is tiresome that when ever there is only one American in a story, that one will be the greedy crook/killer.

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Great read

Love, love, love Dick Francis. Couldn’t write a bad book. Read every one of them! Royal reading!!! I have read most of them twice or more!!! Disappointed not to find my fave, “For Kicks” on Audible! My first detective mystery which began a long love affair with his books. Shame, shame! Hopefully that will be corrected!!!!