Dick Francis's Refusal

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PUTNAM, Sep 3, 2013 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Dick Francis's beloved investigator Sid Halley returns in the riveting new mystery by New York Times?bestselling author Felix Francis.

Six years ago, investigator Sid Halley retired for good. He'd been harassed, beaten, shot, even lost a hand to his investigating business, and enough was enough. For the sake of his wife and new daughter he gave up that life of danger and uncertainty, and he thought nothing would ever lure him back into the game.

He thought wrong. Sir Richard Stewart, chairman of the racing authority, begs Sid to investigate a series of dodgy races. Sid adamantly refuses, but the following day, Sir Richard is found dead under suspicious circumstances. And then a man with an Irish accent contacts Sid, telling him to deliver a whitewashed report about the suspected race-fixing . . . or else.

At first Sid ignores these warnings, knowing that once he submits to this criminal bully, he will forever be under his control. But as the intimidation tactics escalate?and Sid's own family comes under threat?Sid realizes he must meet his enemy head-on . . . or he might pay the ultimate price for his refusal.

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User Review  - skraft001 - LibraryThing

Not a very satisfying book. Much less a 'who done it' as rather a 'how to get who done it'. All so very neat and tidy down to the very last line -- too syrupy sweet. Read full review

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User Review  - kdf_333 - LibraryThing

i was disappointed in this. i think Felix should have stuck to new characters. i mean granted all the Francis(Dick & Felix) protagonists are very similar type of men but different. this was not his ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

FELIX FRANCIS assisted with the research and writing of many of the Dick Francis novels and is the coauthor of Dead Heat, Silks, Even Money, and Crossfire, and the author of Gamble and Bloodline. He lives in England.

DICK FRANCIS was the author of more than forty acclaimed books. Among his numerous awards are three Edgar Awards for best mystery novel, the Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger, and the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award. He died in February 2010.

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