Front Runner

Front Runner

A Dick Francis Novel

Book - 2015
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When undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff Hinkley is approached by a champion jockey to discuss the delicate matter of losing races on purpose, it sets off a lethal chain of events, including the alleged suicide of the jockey and the attempted murder of Hinkley himself. Never one to leave suspicious events alone, Hinkley begins investigating the jockey and the races he may have thrown. But there are others out there who will stop at nothing to prevent his inquiry from probing further.
Publisher: [London] :, Michael Joseph,, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780718178840
Branch Call Number: FIC Franc
Characteristics: 424 pages
Additional Contributors: Francis, Dick 1920-2010


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Nov 09, 2015

Front Runner is up to the usual high standards of the Francis family novels. Jeff Hinkley is investigating an illegal betting scheme, when there are attempts on his life. Jeff is the usual bloodied but unbowed Francis hero. He waltzes off to the Cayman Islands to recover during Christmas, when more untoward events occur. We are treated to background information on medical conditions, scuba diving, and betting at the races. I learn as well as am entertained when I read a Francis novel. Front Runner kept my interest to the last page.

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