Dick Francis's Gamble by Felix Francis

88%

5 Critic Reviews

Francis fans can be assured that, like Nick’s climactic mount, they’re in reassuringly expert hands.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

One of the youngest winners of the Grand National, Nick “Foxy” Foxton suffered a near-fatal injury that cut short his career. Years later, he’s out for a day at the Grand National races when his colleague, Herb Kovack, is shot at point-blank range right in front of him. Like the police, Nick is baffled: Why would anyone kill such an apparently gentle soul?

Then Nick finds a threatening note in the dead man’s coat, and he begins to doubt how well he really knew his friend. And on discovering that Herb named him beneficiary in his will, Nick wonders why he’s been entrusted with the legacy. Is this a generous gift from a friend, or is it, in fact, a poisoned chalice?
 

About Felix Francis

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DICK FRANCIS was the author of more than forty acclaimed books.FELIX FRANCIS has assisted with the research of many of the Dick Francis novels and is the coauthor of Dead Heat, Silks, Even Money, and Crossfire. He lives in England.
 
Published August 7, 2012 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. 448 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Kirkus

Good
on Jul 20 2011

Francis fans can be assured that, like Nick’s climactic mount, they’re in reassuringly expert hands.

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Book Reporter

Good
on Jul 26 2011

...we welcome Felix Francis into our fold, and look forward to the mysteries that we all have come to love, enjoy and share.

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Washington Times

Excellent
on Jul 29 2011

...deft treatment of plot, characterization, setting and pace that readers will encounter in “Gamble” that Francis novels, under new management, will continue to find themselves at the very top levels of genre fiction.

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NJ.com

Good
on Jul 24 2011

The late Dick Francis wrote the same way he rode races: at full gallop.

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Excellent
on Nov 11 2011

Felix is doing an excellent job of carrying on the family tradition.

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