Front Runner : Jefferson Hinkley

  • by Felix Francis
  • Narrated by Martin Jarvis
  • Series: Jefferson Hinkley
  • 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jefferson Hinkley is back in the newest Dick Francis thriller by the New York Times best-selling author of Damage.
In his role as an undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff Hinkley is approached by a multitime champion jockey to discuss the delicate matter of losing races on purpose. Little does he know that the call will set off a lethal chain of events, including the apparent suicide of the jockey and an attempt on Hinkley's own life. 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 intend to prevent his inquiry from probing further...at any cost.

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What the Critics Say

"Seasoned actor and narrator Martin Jarvis reads with gusto, displaying both his experience and long association with the series, as well as his talent for accents and characterization. Jarvis makes this an easy listening adventure, reflecting the suspense in the plot with excellent timing and creating a wide range of distinct characters that span the whole of the horse-racing scene and the world beyond." (AudioFile)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not the best

Martin Jarvis is always wonderful but he didn't have a outstanding book this time. The plot was ok, fast at some points and slow at others. The protagonist was a little slow to figure out what was going on, the love story was sappy, and the climax not very climatic.
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- Katherine M.

Good read!

The son is starting to get better. I hope he still has a lot of material to write about. The character is likeable but there's just something missing from his inner quality. Can't put my finger quite on it. . I'm sure Mr. Felix Francis will one day get it spot on.
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- Bruce

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-13-2015
  • Publisher: Recorded Books