McGovern's Horses

By: Elsen, Tim

Price: $48.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality first edition hardcover (so stated) in green slick paper covered boards with gilt spine title. Not exlib. Tips and spine ends barely bumped, faint foxing on endpapers, rest of 208 pp text is clean, crisp and unmarked. no names, tears or soil. When horse trainer Mike McGovern was offered the chance to buy a brilliant stable of race horses, including the magnificent El Dorado for the knock-down price of 10 million, he did not hesitate. But with the McGovern stables short of cash, there was no alternative but to go to a shady money-lender for the sum, and that meant putting his own life, and his son's on the line. But the horses were worth it and there seemed to be no problem - until, out of the blue, a quarantine order was slapped on the animals, sequestering them to the stables while a precious week ticked by. It was then that McGovern began to suspect that the deal was not quite as tidy as it had seemed; that someone equally determined but far more influential was after the horses as well; that he had a fight on his hands. This powerful and exciting novel follows the no-holds-barred contest between McGovern and ruthlessly acquisitive businessman Sir Leonard Caplin, to a violent and breathtaking showdown on a rocky shore in western Scotland.

Title: McGovern's Horses

Author Name: Elsen, Tim

Illustrator: Tibbles, Jean-Paul: DJ, No Illustrations Within.

Categories: HORSE STORIES,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, Methuen London Ltd: 1982

ISBN Number: 0413501302

ISBN Number 13: 9780413501301

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: R46595

Keywords: Scottish Horse Farms, Scotland Horse Trainers, Buying a Racing Stable, Thoroughbred Horses, UK Horse Story, bloodstock.,