Jefferson Hinkley is back in the newest thriller in the Dick Francis tradition, this time on a special mission to the United States to investigate a conspiracy involving the biggest horse races in the country.
The richest prize in racing. The perfect motive to commit a crime.
Jeff Hinkley, a British Horseracing Authority investigator, has been seconded to the US Federal Anti-Corruption in Sports Agency (FACSA), where he has been asked to find a mole in their organisation, an informant who is passing on confidential information to fix races.
Jeff goes in search of answers, taking on an undercover role as a groom on the backstretch at Belmont Park racetrack in New York. But he discovers far more than he was bargaining for, finding himself as the meat in the sandwich between FACSA and corrupt individuals who will stop at nothing, including murder, to capture the most elusive and lucrative prize in the world: the Triple Crown.
©2016 Felix Francis (P)2016 Recorded Books
The return of Jeff Hinckley, this time in the USA, produces a well paced story with a very good story line. Martin Jarvis provides an excellent narration. The story develops well, and has an interesting twist at the end. My single disappointment is the length of time the lead character took to recognise the major clue. But this may be less apparent to a layperson.
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