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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 jennifer on 01-08-18

Really enjoyable

Where does Kickback rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Although on the short side this is a great listen very entertaining

What other book might you compare Kickback to, and why?

If you like Dick Francis then you would certainly like this, murder mystery with a difference

What about Napoleon Ryan’s performance did you like?

I enjoyed the reader, no problems for me

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

I enjoyed the setting of the book and the whole series for that matter, I know Somerset well so it's quite fun hearing the place names etc

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By Jean on 12-30-17

Dreadful reader

What would have made Kickback better?

A better reader

How did the narrator detract from the book?

His portrayal of women was awful. They were breathy and seemed to be trying to be seductive every time they spoke. This is probably the worst reader I’ve listened to. Can’t finish the book and will ask to return it.

What character would you cut from Kickback?

The woman.

Any additional comments?

So disappointing, the story might have been good but I couldn’t concentrate on it because of the terrible voices the reader uses.

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