Triple Crown : Jefferson Hinkley

  • by Felix Francis
  • Narrated by Martin Jarvis
  • Series: Jefferson Hinkley
  • 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Felix Francis returns with the newest thriller in the Dick Francis tradition.
Jeff Hinkley is back for a third outing. Still a British Horseracing Authority investigator, Jeff has been seconded to the US Federal Anti-Corruption in Sports Agency (FACSA), where he has been asked to find a mole in their organization, an informant who is passing on confidential information to those under suspicion in American racing. Jeff attends the Kentucky Derby with the FACSA team, accompanying the Special Agents on a raid to a horse trainer's barn at Churchill Downs. Things do not go well, and someone ends up dead. Then, on the morning of the derby itself, three of the most favored horses in the field fall sick in what Jeff considers are suspicious circumstances. Jeff goes in search of answers, taking on the undercover role of a groom on the backstretch at Belmont Park racetrack in New York. But he discovers far more than he was bargaining for, finding himself as the meat in the sandwich between FACSA and corrupt individuals who will stop at nothing, including murder, to capture the most elusive prize in world sport: the Triple Crown.

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A Fun Read

Over the years I have read many of the Dick Francis books. I have read some of those co-written with Felix. I think this is my second book written by Felix alone. I noted that this is a series, whereas Dick, wrote stand-alone books.

Our protagonist, Jefferson Hinkley, of the British Horseracing Association’s Integrity Service is asked by Tony Andretti, the Deputy director of the Federal Anti-Corruption in Sports Agency, to investigate illegal doping, particularly by a trainer named Adam Mitchell. Andretti thinks there is a mole in his Agency. So, Hinkley goes in undercover during the Triple Crown events. A reporter looking into the issues is murdered.

The book is well written, the plot twists and turns while the suspense increases throughout the story. Francis compares the different customs between the British and American racing. I enjoyed learning some of these different customs and particularly looking at them from the British viewpoint.

Martin Jarvis does a great job narrating the book. Jarvis is an award winning British actor and voice over artist as well as audiobook narrator.
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- Jean "I am an avid eclectic reader."

Terrible book!

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The plot was ridiculous--the Deputy Director of a Federal (US) law enforcement agency needs a British agent to explain basic security rules/US law/investigative techniques? REALLY? The plot was bad enough, but the author has obvious contempt for everything American--contempt for law enforcement, the racing community, rich people--you name it! In fairness, he was also disparaging of Puerto Rican and Mexicans! The author should set his future books in England.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-11-2016
  • Publisher: Recorded Books