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Trial Run

"Lifetimes are comparative."

Date of Publication: 1978 (PB)

Publisher: Pocket Books (PB)

Foreign Titles: Galopp (or Im Galopp in die Falle) German

Setting: England: Warwickshire; Russia: Moscow

Synopsis:
Randall Drew, gentleman horseman, didn't want to accept the prince's assignment. It certainly wasn't convenient.

But one of the royal-family members wanted to ride in the Moscow Olympics and somebody was threatening to kill him if he did.

And nobody knew who or why or how.

So Drew was off to Moscow--tracking a mysterious assailant whose ugly habits of sabotage and murder were but a rehearsal for a devastating new wave of terrorism.

Main Characters:
Randall Drew
Stephen Luce
Misha
Kropotkin
Malcolm Herrick
Ian Young
Gudrun
Lady Emma Louders-Allen-Croft, 26 years old
the Prince
Lord Johnny Farringford, 22 years old
Rudolph Hughes-Beckett
Frank Jones, KGB
Yuri Chulitsky
Oliver Waterman

Professions:
Randall Drew was a jockey and is a farmer.
Farringford is a jockey.
Stephen Luce is a student at Moscow University.
Malcolm Herrick is a journalist.

Comes after: Risk

Villain and Motives: Spoilers! Click here to reveal the villain!

Quotes:
"Tyrants come and go. Tyranny is constant."

"Life is a horror movie."

"[Russians] One alone might be tempted, two might conspire, but if there are three, one will always inform."

"Fear of foreigners is older than the conscious mind."

Quiz:
highlight the area beneath the question to discover the answer
1. What two famous people were fresh in Randall's mind when he was talking of the Heidelberg University?
Andrea Baader and Ulrike Meinhof

2. What did the above two people do that made them famous?
They were German terrorist who were trying to start a world-wide revolution

3. What is the secret of Alyosha?
It was a liquid that when thrown on the skin was absorbed and killed the victim in 90 seconds making it look like a heart attack

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