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Read & Download Dick Franciss Gamble è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free S first solo effort Felix delivers a captivating tale that franchise fans will thoroughly enjoy Former jockey Nicholas “Foxy” Foxton is at the track one day w. Felix is still not as good a writer as his father although his plot and action scenes are well done It s his development of admirable characters and relationships that I find lacking He is getting better at it but he hasn t got the heart of his father There are very few characters I like in the bookI did like how the title of the book was woven into the story Nicholas Foxton gambled with his life as a jump jockey every day but when he had a bad fall and broke the vertebrae of his neck the doctors won t certify him to race any too much of a gamble Instead he goes back to school and becomes a certified financial investor gambling with other people s money in investments And this setting of the world of financial investments was interestingly explored Of course life itself is a gamble as Nicholas is shockingly made aware when his coworker standing next to him is murdered at the races With Nicholas s racing connections many of his clients are connected to the racing world so he freuently comes to the races to meet with them At one such meeting jockey Billy Searle informs Foxton that he wants his money back immediately and although Foxton informs him that it takes time to liuidate investments Billy is hysterical about getting the money the next day or he ll be dead And indeed when Billy is hit by a car and badly injured Nicholas wonders if Billy s need for money is perhaps about a bad gambling debt The topic of gambling in many forms was a nice thread throughout the bookAnother repeated theme that Nicholas and his job was boring and compared to being a jump jockey it was dry and dustyAnd one other writer techniue repeated all through the book was less appealing short sentences at the end of a section to foreshadow events or for shock value Maybe it was better being boring and alive than flamboyant and dead Don t worry about it Patrick said It ll all blow over in a couple of days I wish he d been right But my luck was about to run out Little did I realize at the time how Herb Kovak s legacy would turn out to be a poisoned chalice It was as if we had left all out troubles behind in London But they were about to come looking for us Good when used sparingly but used too much it became annoying to me I was starting to count them Overall a good story that I enjoyed reading I ve got to stop comparing him to his father however I could do that easily if he or his publishers would stop titling his books using his dad s name Dick Francis s Gamble

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Read & Download Dick Franciss Gamble è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Hen he witnesses the execution style killing of his friend Herb Novak Worried he might be next Foxy wonders if there was a dark side to Herb he didn’t know abou. Felix Francis has now picked up the writing mantle of his father and his mother Apparently as his mother assisted his father in writing the novels Felix assisted his father after his mother s death GAMBLE is the first book that bears only Felix s nameI am pretty certain that I have read all the mysteries that Dick Francis and family have written The books have likable heroes who have a connection to horse racing in some capacity or another That gives the authors the opportunity to create a world in each book that they know intimately They know it so well that the world of thoroughbreds and the humans who take care of them becomes real to readers who know absolutely nothing about the animals or the gambling that arises from the swiftness of their four feet The closest I come to the racing world and horses is watching the Kentucky Derby each year with my niece and her daughters The girls arrive wearing fancy dresses and hats for our ladies lunch and tea party Generally by the time the race starts they are bored and have moved on to other thingsPerhaps it is because I know so little about the world of Dick Francis and his family that I enjoy the books so much There is always mayhem and threats and the hero generally gets beaten by thugs by the middle of the book There is usually understated romance between the hero and a woman who is also part of the racing world but in all the books far attention is payed to horse flesh than to the human varietyFrancis found the key that prevents his books from becoming stale A jockey who rode exclusively for the ueen Mother for a number of years he was fascinated by the occupations held by people outside the racing world His protagonists include a George Clooney level actor a glassblower an architect an inventor of toys a meteorologist and a chef The research into the careers of the heroes is meticulous so the reader learns about interesting occupations and professions and horses and horse racing while enjoying a good mystery tooThe latest book GAMBLE is written by Felix Francis although his father s name is also on the cover Nicholas Foxton was a world class jockey until his career was ended by a fall that broke his neck Nick has been warned that another fall or an accident would likely kill him so he had to give up the racing life and take on the role of independent financial adviser a job thathas made him far wealthier than he would be if he had continued to raceA day at the races had to suffice until the day I was standing right next to Herb Kovak when he was murdered Executed would have been a better word Shot three times from close range twice in the heart and once in the face he was almost certainly dead before he hit the ground and definitely before the gunman had turned away and disappeared into the Grand National race day crowd Herb and Nick were colleagues They had joined the investment firm of Lyall and Black in the City of London on the same dayNick becomes curious about the files Herb was working on just before he died When Nick comes across information about a billion euro swindle he realizes he now has the information that got Herb killedAs with all books from the Francis stable GAMBLE is worth reading It is entertaining teaches a bit about a few things and ends with the hero still in one piece Obviously they have found a winning formula in the best sense There are forty six books available and after reading one the reader is likely to aim to read them all Three Railway Engines year with my niece and her daughters The girls arrive wearing fancy dresses and hats for our ladies lunch and tea party Generally by the time the race starts they are bored and have moved on to other thingsPerhaps it is because I know so little about the world of Dick Francis and his family that I enjoy the books so much There is always mayhem and threats and the hero generally gets beaten by thugs by the middle of the book There is usually understated romance between the hero and a woman who is also part of the racing world but in all the books far attention is payed to horse flesh than to the human varietyFrancis found the key that prevents his books from becoming stale A jockey who rode exclusively for the ueen Mother for a number of The Heiress In His Bed years he was fascinated by the occupations held by people outside the racing world His protagonists include a George Clooney level actor a glassblower an architect an inventor of toys a meteorologist and a chef The research into the careers of the heroes is meticulous so the reader learns about interesting occupations and professions and horses and horse racing while enjoying a good mystery tooThe latest book GAMBLE is written by Felix Francis although his father s name is also on the cover Nicholas Foxton was a world class jockey until his career was ended by a fall that broke his neck Nick has been warned that another fall or an accident would likely kill him so he had to give up the racing life and take on the role of independent financial adviser a job thathas made him far wealthier than he would be if he had continued to raceA day at the races had to suffice until the day I was standing right next to Herb Kovak when he was murdered Executed would have been a better word Shot three times from close range twice in the heart and once in the face he was almost certainly dead before he hit the ground and definitely before the gunman had turned away and disappeared into the Grand National race day crowd Herb and Nick were colleagues They had joined the investment firm of Lyall and Black in the City of London on the same dayNick becomes curious about the files Herb was working on just before he died When Nick comes across information about a billion euro swindle he realizes he now has the information that got Herb killedAs with all books from the Francis stable GAMBLE is worth reading It is entertaining teaches a bit about a few things and ends with the hero still in one piece Obviously they have found a winning formula in the best sense There are forty six books available and after reading one the reader is likely to aim to read them all

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Read & Download Dick Franciss Gamble è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Felix Francis co wrote several horse racing mysteries with his late father Dick Francis before the legendary author passed away in 2010 Taking up the reins for hi. As many of his fans know Dick Francis passed away in February 2010 He was a force in mystery novels all set in some way in the English horse riding community publishing one novel a year until his wife s death in 2000 She helped him research his novels In his obituary the New York Times reported that Dick Francis thought he would never write another book again but in 2006 he came out with a new Sid Halley novel in which his son Felix Francis helped with the research Thereafter Dick and Felix collaborated on several novels Last year s dual Francis offering Crossfire published after Dick Francis s death was also a collaborative entryAlthough Dick Francis s early novels were firmly set in the horse riding world of England his later novels while set in that world were often about other topics Nevertheless they all had an innate feel of that horse riding world and the villains were also part of that world When you opened a Francis novel the hero usually was in some awful predicament and you felt it in your gut There was a ratcheting up of suspense Time was always ticking and eventually the main character had to overcome his foes usually with wit and force of arms In the prior collaborative efforts the novels did not seem to have that same feel for the horse track or that suspense This new novel Gamble is Felix Francis first solo effort in the mystery genre that his father so skillfully charted Although Francis still lacks that Dick Francis touch around the track it s a solid overall effort and does have a lot suspenseFoxy Foxton now known as Nick Foxton was a former jockey who has gone into financial advising He works with Herb Kovak at Lyall Black a financial advising firm He is standing next to Herb Kovak at the track when an unknown gunman kills Kovak in cold blood Surprisingly appointed as Kovak s executor Foxton soon learns that Kovak was involved in some kind of internet scam involving gambling Later he goes to the track to meet with Bobby Searle a client of the firm who demands to have his financial portfolio sold immediately to pay off a 100000 pound debt When Foxton cannot convert the investments into hard currency fast enough Searle is nearly killed by a hit and run driverLater yet Foxton is approached by Colonel Jolyon Roberts a client of the firm to investigate a Bulgarian investment his family trust has made in the amount of 5000000 pounds It seems that Roberts nephew visited the site where houses and a factory were supposed to be built and found nothing there When Foxton finds out that something is fishy about that investment and conveys the information to Roberts and tells Roberts to talk to Lyall Black Roberts also ends up dead under suspicious circumstances Suspicious to FoxtonSoon Foxton finds himself running for his life from the hired gunman who killed Kovak and like all good Francis heroes he resorts to his wit and fists to defeat this villain and the ones who hired him He eventually puts the pieces together as to who wanted Kovak dead and solves the mystery of the real bad guysFrancis only miscue if it is one is that when his hero rides a horse in one scene there is no connection between rider and horse as we would have found in a Dick Francis novel It s a minor issue in an overall good effort


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    EBOOK Dick Franciss Gamble Felix Francis has now picked up the writing mantle of his father and his mother Apparently as his mother assisted his father in writing the novels Felix assisted his father after his mother’s death GAMBLE is the first book that bears only Felix’s nameI am pretty certain that I have read all the mysteries that Dick Francis and family ha

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    EBOOK Dick Franciss Gamble review Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Felix Francis I miss Dick Francis I have been a fan of his for a long time Yes he essentially writes the same hero over and over again although he usually gives the guy a different name and occupation in each book Yes his mysteries have a sameness to them at some point in the book the hero is going to be unjustly accused of something Either the hero or his love interest is going to have some kind of infirmity or disability The hero will come from a flawe

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    EBOOK Dick Franciss Gamble Felix Francis Õ 5 Read & Download review Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Felix Francis Dick Francis former steeplechase jockey turned thriller writer has always been one of my favorite reads I started devouring his books in the ‘60s and have read everyone since then 43 in all and own most of them They are like old friends whom I visit from time to time I was stricken by his death in 2010 but glad to know t

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  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • Dick Franciss Gamble
  • Felix Francis
  • English
  • 24 August 2019
  • 9780399157479