Royal Flush

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Pan, 2003 - Fiction - 643 pages
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'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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Edward de Jersey, an immensely wealthy man, owns a successful racing yard and sets high hopes on his magnificent colt Royal Flush winning the Derby. But de Jersey's luck runs out when his trusted ... Read full review

Royal Heist: A Novel (La Plante, Lynda)

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La Plante's latest thriller takes the reader into the glitzy world of Ascot-level horse racing and international crime to heart-pounding effect. Edward de Jersey is the son of a bookie made very, very ... Read full review

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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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