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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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,Great character development with a fresh tale. Reliable Francis seamless setting brought to new light. Professional talent performance enhances vision.
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