Royal Flush

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Pan, 2003 - Fiction - 643 pages
8 Reviews

'The Colonel' is rumoured to have masterminded several of the most successful robberies in the UK over the last forty years. But who is he?

Edward de Jersey, now a wealthy man, owns a very successful racing yard and stud farm and his pride and joy is his horse, Royal Flush, who he has always dreamed will one day win the Derby. But de Jersey's luck runs out when his trusted financial advisor invests his fortune in a fledgling internet company which goes bust, leaving de Jersey with no capital and mounting debts. In danger of losing everything, De Jersey resurrects his criminal past, turning to the internet to find a team of specialists who will help him pull off the most audacious heist in history.

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User Review  - Peter Herrmann - Goodreads

A page turner .. provided you suspend disbelief. Plot details are very involved - which made it, for me, very interesting; the characters' behaviors & emotions & reactions not wholly realistic. Too lengthy. But, original idea (I think) and kept me engrossed. Read full review

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User Review  - David Roberts - Goodreads

I am reviewing the thriller Royal Flush by Lynda La Plante which is a very good novel which I bought at a car boot sale. The plot to this novel is there is a horse trainer who is initially wealthy but ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Lynda La Plante was born in Liverpool. She became a household name after the phenomenally successful TV series 'Widows' in the mid-80s, followed by the award-winning 'Prime Suspect' in the 90s and, now, the equally successful 'Trial and Retribution' series.

This is her ninth novel. Her previous novels, the most recent of which is Sleeping Cruelty, have all been bestsellers. She has also won numerous awards for her writing, including the BAFTA Dennis Potter Writers Award.

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