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Second Wind | [Dick Francis]

Second Wind

The catastrophic power of a giant hurricane can raise coastal waves 30 feet high and blow through houses at devastating speeds. For TV meteorologist Perry Stuart, however, such predictions are hypothetical, as he chiefly predicts periods of English drizzle - until a fellow forecaster offers him a Caribbean hurricane-chasing ride in a small airplane as a holiday diversion. But a frightening accident teaches Stuart more secrets than wind speeds.
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The catastrophic power of a giant hurricane can raise coastal waves 30 feet high and blow through houses at devastating speeds. For TV meteorologist Perry Stuart, however, such predictions are generally hypothetical, as he chiefly predicts periods of English drizzle, with bursts of heavier rain and sunshine to follow. Stuart's profound weather knowledge and accuracy have given him high status among forecasters, but no physical baptism by storm.

Until, that is, a fellow forecaster offers him a Caribbean hurricane-chasing ride in a small airplane as a holiday diversion. But a frightening accident teaches Stuart more secrets than wind speeds, and back home in England he faces threats and danger as deadly as anything nature can evolve.

Dick Francis "has simply never failed. Every one of his opening sentences pulls the reader in and doesn't let go until the last, perfect word," according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

©2008 Dick Francis; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

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"Fast-moving action." (The Washington Post)

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    Barbara Pawnee City, NE, United States 05-04-10
    Barbara Pawnee City, NE, United States 05-04-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Another Excellent "read""

    This book contains many elements of interest but flying and weather are the tops.There is also a mystery of course and that is the main theme and the slowly revealed cause of some erratic behavior by the main characters. This is a good fast moving book. The characters are well drawn and one loves or hates them accordingly. The beauty of Francis' books are the element of education you get from them all twisted up in the mystery and I love that. I learned about hurricanes, weather fronts and flying. If only school was like this!

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    Michael Hixson, TN, USA 01-30-10
    Michael Hixson, TN, USA 01-30-10 Member Since 2004
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    "good, mindless read"

    I always enjoy reading Dick Francis, even if it feels alot like eating potato chips, not very filling.

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    "Not My Favorite "Francis" But..."
    Where does Second Wind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love listening to Audible audiobooks. I love Dick Francis books. Therefore, I thoroughly enjoyed reading and listening to this book; however, having said that, this particular book of his is not my favorite one. But any Dick Francis book is certainly worth the time and effort (and expense) of reading.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I was disappointed in the ending. Maybe this is the main reason I didn't enjoy this one of his as much.


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    C. Byrd Fort Worth, TX 05-10-12
    C. Byrd Fort Worth, TX 05-10-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Another great thriller!"
    If you could sum up Second Wind in three words, what would they be?

    Another great one from Dick Francis.....this one just a bit different from his others, but still a super read!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, Francis always keeps me there!


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