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Triple Crown Audiobook

Triple Crown

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Felix Francis returns with the newest thriller in the Dick Francis tradition.

Jeff Hinkley is back for a third outing. Still a British Horseracing Authority investigator, Jeff has been seconded to the US Federal Anti-Corruption in Sports Agency (FACSA), where he has been asked to find a mole in their organization, an informant who is passing on confidential information to those under suspicion in American racing. Jeff attends the Kentucky Derby with the FACSA team, accompanying the Special Agents on a raid to a horse trainer's barn at Churchill Downs. Things do not go well, and someone ends up dead. Then, on the morning of the derby itself, three of the most favored horses in the field fall sick in what Jeff considers are suspicious circumstances. Jeff goes in search of answers, taking on the undercover role of a groom on the backstretch at Belmont Park racetrack in New York. But he discovers far more than he was bargaining for, finding himself as the meat in the sandwich between FACSA and corrupt individuals who will stop at nothing, including murder, to capture the most elusive prize in world sport: the Triple Crown.

©2016 Felix Francis (P)2016 Recorded Books

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 11-17-16
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 11-17-16 Member Since 2016

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "A Fun Read"

    Over the years I have read many of the Dick Francis books. I have read some of those co-written with Felix. I think this is my second book written by Felix alone. I noted that this is a series, whereas Dick, wrote stand-alone books.

    Our protagonist, Jefferson Hinkley, of the British Horseracing Association’s Integrity Service is asked by Tony Andretti, the Deputy director of the Federal Anti-Corruption in Sports Agency, to investigate illegal doping, particularly by a trainer named Adam Mitchell. Andretti thinks there is a mole in his Agency. So, Hinkley goes in undercover during the Triple Crown events. A reporter looking into the issues is murdered.

    The book is well written, the plot twists and turns while the suspense increases throughout the story. Francis compares the different customs between the British and American racing. I enjoyed learning some of these different customs and particularly looking at them from the British viewpoint.

    Martin Jarvis does a great job narrating the book. Jarvis is an award winning British actor and voice over artist as well as audiobook narrator.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 10-19-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Terrible book!"
    Any additional comments?

    The plot was ridiculous--the Deputy Director of a Federal (US) law enforcement agency needs a British agent to explain basic security rules/US law/investigative techniques? REALLY? The plot was bad enough, but the author has obvious contempt for everything American--contempt for law enforcement, the racing community, rich people--you name it! In fairness, he was also disparaging of Puerto Rican and Mexicans! The author should set his future books in England.

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    HEATHER 10-27-16
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    "great read ok porformance"

    Martin Jarvis rally struggled with the reading in this book. especially his Hispanic who sounded more like a Japanese interpretation. That said I have listened to many of his recordings and this was by far the worst. Wish I could say it was just his Latino characters that suffered in this reading but also his Irish really did not sound much Irish.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    M. Colette Wagner Orland Park, IL United States 11-22-16
    M. Colette Wagner Orland Park, IL United States 11-22-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Felix hits his stride."

    I've been a big fan of the Dick Francis books for years, and enjoyed the previous books Felix Francis wrote. Triple Crown is a real winner--great story and likable main character that really evoked the old Francis franchise. Well done.

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    Ron Belmont, CA, United States 11-17-16
    Ron Belmont, CA, United States 11-17-16
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    "Sigh...I love the series's but this one disappointed."

    I love Dick and Frances books, but this one was disappointing. The reader was boring. Throwing in "informational" facts for once didn't advance the storyline, and the climax was boring and tedious. The worst part was our "hero" was boring. The worst part was the climatic ending. I felt the storylines were rapped up due to a deadline to get to print. The more I think about the war the story ended, the more insipid and disappointing it becomes. I only hope this is a blip in an amazing series.

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    Elisa Larche-Ciesla 10-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautiful narration, nice story."

    I enjoyed the story. Felix Francis had donned his father's mantle well.

    The narrator moved effortlessly from English to American to Irish accents. His voice talents are remarkable.

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