From Dick Francis and his son, Felix, comes Geoffrey Mason—a defense barrister whose true passion is riding his Thoroughbred. Mason’s two lives collide when a fellow jockey is accused of murdering a colleague with a pitchfork. Mason prefers not to get involved. But soon he is torn between doing... show more
From Dick Francis and his son, Felix, comes Geoffrey Mason—a defense barrister whose true passion is riding his Thoroughbred. Mason’s two lives collide when a fellow jockey is accused of murdering a colleague with a pitchfork. Mason prefers not to get involved. But soon he is torn between doing what’s right—and what will keep him alive.
Publish date: August 4th 2009
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Sports And Games
, Murder Mystery
, Horse Racing
Typical Francis novel, involving horses, murder, conspiracies and light romance. This one takes us into the life of barrister and amateur jump jockey Geoffrey Mason. Attacked by a former client, Mason is thrust into a new case involving two of the top professional jockeys, one accused of murdering ...
Enjoyable, but not remarkable. A lot of legal/justice info and discussion -- gave reason for hero's actions (possibly), but slowed action. And I have to admit, towards the end, the use of the Magna Carta as a pivotal decider -- ugh, felt forced.
Pity one can't give a 0 stars rating to a book and have it register. I couldn't even finish this one - taking it back to the library after reading fewer than 50 pages.It looks like the elder Mr. Francis has given over writing duties completely to his son. I knew from the first page (no exaggeratio...
Putnam is using a horrible photo for the authors, where Dick looks to be a frail 150, and Felix looks jovial and dim. This is bad, because it suggests that Dick isn't doing much of the work, even though his name is so prominent on the cover. No matter. It starts out well.Meh. One of the best things ...
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