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Summary

Perry Stuart is a TV meteorologist who routinely works before the cameras. His life calm and ordered, his face familiar to every British household, Stuart's profound weather knowledge and accuracy have given him high status among forecasters, but no physical baptism by storm. Not, that is, until a fellow forecaster offers him a Caribbean hurricane-chasing ride in a small aeroplane. By frightening accident, Stuart discovers secrets from the ride, and back in England he faces threats and danger as deadly as anything that nature can evolve.

©1999 Dick Francis (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

Critic reviews

"Francis' writing is smooth and intelligent, moving the reader right along." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Francis offers up intrigue, adventure, and a gripping, fast-paced plot." ( Booklist)

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Nothing like a Dick Francis book

Poor story line rubbish ending the worse D F book I have read don't waste your time listening to it

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  • Dyane
  • DRIFIELD, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
  • 21-01-17

First Class

Never tire of reading Frances' novels nor of listening to Tony Britton bring them alive

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Not his best work

I usually enjoy Dick Francis's books, but not this one I'm afraid. Despite flying into hurricanes and some other intrigue I was left with the impression that nothing much happened. I have no idea how the main character came to some of his conclusions. Overall an anti-climax I'm afraid.

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  • Patj
  • United Kingdom
  • 07-12-16

Goes at a fast pace.

I couldn't put it down and housework etc . was done with it as accompaniment. Not a lot of the science was understandable to me, butit didn't detract from the story as the overall weather conditions were obvious. As always our hero was super human, but that all added to the fun. A great read and Tony Britton's voice is so right.

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  • Tracey
  • 10-02-15

winded

Would you consider the audio edition of Second Wind to be better than the print version?

again have not read print book

Who was your favorite character and why?

no real favorite

What about Tony Britton’s performance did you like?

he is a good storyteller

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the incident in the eye of the hurricane

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  • Rosemary
  • 10-10-11

Another Dick Francis Classic

Another Dick Francis Classic. Great with a fast moving engaging plot, a page turner,a great companion for anyone.