- Hardcover: 213 pages
- Publisher: Harpercollins (1 February 1973)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060113340
- ISBN-13: 978-0060113346
- Package Dimensions: 29.8 x 20.2 x 0.6 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,90,693 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Smokescreen Hardcover – Import, 1 Feb 1973
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I don't normally warm to novels about actors, but Edward Lincoln (Link to friends) is a thoroughly likeable guy. He has nothing in common with the superheroes he portrays in film after film. He's not a crack shot, can't fly an airplane or dismantle bombs and doesn't speak Russian. He's happiest at home with the family between films.
Link's father worked in a stable, and Link would have liked to be a jockey, but he grew too tall too quickly as a lad. Anyway, he knows horses. An old family friend who doesn't have long to live asks Link to fly to South Africa and find out why her nine racehorses never win a race anymore. She's convinced that Link is as ingenious as the larger-than-life characters he plays.
Just to be kind, Link makes the trip. As it turns out, he needs to be both lucky and clever to stay alive.
This is not a political novel, despite the South Africa location. It should be read purely for the adventure.