Citizen

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Harper, 2009 - Horse racing - 549 pages
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Suspense fiction. Spy and Espionage. Tipper Mullins is brought up on a rough estate in Dublin. The tricks and techniques he learns in taming the family's wild pony become invaluable in escaping this tough beginning. Fate throws him a chance as an apprentice jockey, but he soon learns that survival in this new world is as much about what happens away from the track as coming first on the day. Unbeknown to the young jockeys, the powers behind the sport are changing; a major figure from Russia is keen to have a stake in the seemingly respectable industry of racing and stud farming, and he will stop at nothing to get what he wants. He wants Tipper. But Tipper doesn't know why until a very special, yet familiar, horse appears on the scene. From the fields of Tipperary to the remotest laboratories of Russia, this is a novel of greed, speed, betrayal and loyalty, as corruption and new biotechnology change everything around them.

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