No Thanks to the Duke
Alastair MacTavish Dunnett
Publisher: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday; First Edition edition (1981)
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When onetime rugby star Barry Raeburn learns he is terminally ill and leaps from an Edinburgh bridge, it's more than providence that saves him. A direct order from The Duke - one of Europe's most powerful industrial tycoons - quite literally cushions his fall.
Why all the trouble to keep a dying man alive? The Duke has learned that an attempt will be made to kidnap a member of the Royal Family from the exclusive academy he attends in the remote highlands. Raeburn's assignment: join the faculty at Markland school...and foil the plot.
Alastair Dunnett weaves an ingeniously calculated web of suspense in NO THANKS TO THE DUKE - and climaxes it with a chilling chase across the Scottish moors that compares with the classic sequence in "The Thirty-Nine Steps".