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A trainee jockey has been kicked to death by an aggressive stallion at the local stables. Deemed an accidental death, the case is closed. But when the jockey's brother returns from active service, he sparks an armed siege, demanding the investigation be re-opened and the truth uncovered.
Still recovering from the physical and mental scars of his last case, Detective Inspector Nick Dixon is dragged deep into a murky world of betting scams and murder, where people will do anything to keep their secrets. Even if that means silencing a DI who keeps asking the wrong questions about the wrong dead jockey...
Kickback is the third novel in the highly acclaimed DI Nick Dixon Crime Series.
©2015 Damien Boyd (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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By MobileMinx on 04-24-15

Racing, Roadies & Ruin Abound!

DI Dixon does it again. With merely a moments notice since his last case, and still not fully recovered from the wounds it inflicted Detective Inspector Dixon is onto a horse mauling that may not be what it seems.

Accompanied by a skeleton crew, he enters the world of racing to find out what's transpired and who's responsible.

Quick and potent like the two before, this thriller plays out interestingly. Unlike the others, there are a few too many characters and a slight implausibility for this reader. Still a worthy listen as Napoleon gives us his oratory best!

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By Wayne on 05-09-16

Murder at the race track

Kickback starts where Head in the Sand ends, with detective Nick Dixon recovering from his knife wound. A trainee jockey has apparently been kicked to death in his stables at the race track by an aggressive horse. The jockey's brother believes he was actually murdered and takes strong steeps to assure that the police are forced to investigate it as such. Thus begins a story of murder, blackmail, and other criminal activities. DI Nick Dixon and his police partner/girlfriend Jane ultimately resolve the case but not before more murder.

This is Book 3 of the five novel Nick Dixon police procedural series. The setting is in the midlands of England.

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By Sonar on 10-16-17

Another fantastic listen

Wonderful book in the series by Damien Boyd. Napoleon Ryan is slow to start as with the other books but once he gets into his stride makes the books come to life

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By Theresa on 06-29-17

Damien Boyd does not disappoint

If you could sum up Kickback in three words, what would they be?

Exciting. Believable characters.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Kickback?

Hard to pick one, but the ending was gripping.

What about Napoleon Ryan’s performance did you like?

He is a bit ponderous to start with but as the story picks up pace, so does his reading. It is clear and, in being fairly dispassionate, somehow adds to the excitement.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

In a sense, yes, but actually didn't want it to be over too quickly either.

Any additional comments?

We listened to it on a long journey in the car - really good for that because although it has its twists and turns, it is not complicated or esoteric.

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