It’s amazing what bodily injury can do for a man. A fall from a racehorse left brilliant jockey Sid Halley dangerously depressed, with a wrecked hand and the need for a new career. It was a bullet wound that helped him find one.
Although he’d been with a detective agency since his racing accident, it isn’t until some two-bit hoodlum drills a slug into his side that he is sent out on a case of his own. That is where he meets Zanna Martin, a woman who just might make life worth living again. But it is an even-money bet that he will be killed before she has the chance.
©1965 Dick Francis (P)1998 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
An engineer who loves chemistry and science fiction
The perceptive insight into people that typified all of Dick Francis's writing, spoiled by mediocre reading. Geoffrey Howard is certainly better than Martin Jarvis, but sadly will never come up to the same level as Simon Prebble or Tony Britton.
I am an artist, lover of books. Love reading or listening to a good book. I live on the East Coast of Canada with an awesome ocean view.
A typical Francis book, wanted to continue to work through it and figure out who and why. I love his books.
Odds Against is the first of the Sid Halley books by Dick Francis and Geoffrey Howard is a wonderful narrator for Sid. This is an excellent book with a stellar narrator. Do not hesitate to buy - you will not be disappointed.
I had read this book some years back and enjoyed it but it was even more enjoyable because of the excellent narration.
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