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  • Dick Francis Novels, Book 11
  • By: Felix Francis
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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Hands Down

By: Felix Francis
Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
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Summary

Sid Halley, a private investigator, has a new left hand, having had a transplant since his last appearance in Refusal. After receiving death threats, an ex-jockey trainer friend calls Sid to ask for his help, but Sid has his own problems to deal with, like recovering from surgery and saving his crumbling marriage.  

When his friend’s stable yard is torched, horses killed and the friend is found dead, Sid can only blame himself for not helping sooner. The police think it’s suicide, but Sid is not convinced after his friend’s terrified phone calls. Heavy with a guilty heart, Sid starts to investigate and soon finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy that cuts to the very heart of the integrity of British horse racing.

Can Sid figure out what happened to his friend, or will he be the next one that the killer targets?

©2022 Felix Francis (P)2022 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Another enjoyable story and well read by Martin Jarvis
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standard Francis but Jarvis is TOO smooth

Felix has written better but it is classic formula Francis. I usually love Martin Jarvis as a narrator (esp Just William) but he's too middle class comfortable and smooth. the personal relationship voice he uses is almost unlistenable. Sid Halley is rendered a partner of no standing. we would all leave the pathetic lovelorn puppy.

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  • 22-09-22

Fantastic read

As usual a great book to listen to, and Sid Halley has moved with the times as well. Thoroughly enjoyed this book.