Dick Francis's Damage

Dick Francis's Damage

Large Print - 2014
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Felix Francis is back with another edge-of-your-seat thriller, in the classic Dick Francis tradition.
Undercover investigator Jeff Hinkley is assigned by the British Horseracing Authority to look into the activities of a suspicious racehorse trainer, but as he's tailing his quarry through the Cheltenham Racing Festival, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place--the administration of illegal drugs to his horses?
Then many more horses test positive for prohibited stimulants, and someone starts making demands, threatening to completely destroy the integrity of the racing industry. In order to limit the damage to the sport, it's critical that Jeff find the perpetrator . . . but he'll soon learn he's up against someone who will stop at nothing to prevail.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press,, 2014.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410471369
1410471365
Characteristics: 535 pages.
Additional Contributors: Francis, Dick
Alternative Title: Damage [text (large print)]

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Skalley99 Jul 25, 2015

Felix is not his father. Where his father had a concise storyline, Felix's meander. Too many cooks in the kitchen.

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Roundcat
Nov 02, 2014

I do like the Francis family books. Felix's style, however, is somewhat different from his father's. The signature research into various key issues in each book, previously done by Felix for his father, is still well done. Felix's hero is definitely more fleshed out and involved with those around him, which makes the reader more interested in him. The mystery is very well worked out, as is the "real life" of the hero. I was with him right up to the end, which, in my opinion, left quite a few of the in depth relationships of the hero blown to smithereens with no resolution. It was a page turner, though.

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