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A smartly dressed man has been found unconscious at the local racecourse and is rushed to the hospital, where he subsequently dies. But who is he? Where does he come from? He had no form of identification on him, and no one claims the body.

Doctor Chris Reynolds, a specialist who treated the deceased - and who struggles with mental health issues - is intrigued by the nameless dead man, obsessed even, and starts asking questions. However, someone doesn't want the questions answered and will go to any lengths to prevent it, including an attempted murder. But when no one will believe that someone tried to kill Chris, the doctor is left with no option but to discover who the nameless man was and why he died...preferably before following him into an early grave.

Author bio: Felix Francis, a graduate of London University, is an accomplished outdoorsman, marksman, and pilot who has assisted with the research of many of his father's novels. The coauthor and author of numerous Dick Francis novels, most recently Triple Crown, he lives in England.

©2017 Felix Francis (P)2017 Recorded Books

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  • Daniel
  • Neenah, WI, United States
  • 11-01-17

Awful

Couldn’t get thru 3 chapters. Dick Francis would be appalled. Narrator is awful as well.

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Not up to what i expected.

Only half way through - keep waiting for the plot to spark my interest - I like Felix Francis - loved his father's writings, but this one is a dud.

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Different but Good!

This may be a book that appeals to women more then men, I loved it. The female doctor runs into some shady dudes who killed her patient then try to kill her and she gets even. A very satisfying ending. Because she has had a history depression, anxiety and an eating disorder, it is easy for the police to dismiss her observations and complaints. She takes matters into her own capable hands.

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mostly good

it was very slow starting, I almost have up. it did get better and was very suspenseful 2nd half.

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very disappointing.

This novel is so boring and disappointing.
A complete waste of time. Very poor story development. The book didn't become even remotely interesting until around chapter 30.

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Hugely satisfying! Best "Francis" ever!

Very good treatment of mental illness, describing what it feels like from the inside. By contrast, Dick Francis' "Blood Sport" left me rather depressed, with no resolution to Gene Hawkins' mental state (if I'm remembering correctly after 40 years). I have been a Dick Francis fan since I was a teenager in the early '70's, and I've read every single Dick and Felix Francis book. I had a little trepidation when Felix took over, and it did seem like at first the stories weren't quite as emotionally deep, however, that feeling didn't last long. Truth be told, I think Felix had been helping out the stories quite a bit toward the end of Dick's life. In any case, he's certainly got the formula down pat.
This story is a good balance of all the elements: pace, action, emotion, suspense, satisfaction, even believability. Having struggled with depression myself most of my life, I could identify with Chris Rankin, the protagonist. I would like to recommend this book to anyone who has someone struggling with mental health in their life.
I never write book or product reviews, but I felt so strongly about this book that I had to express a little of what I felt after listening to it twice in a row (it was that good).
A word about the reader (performer): Clare Corbett was excellent! Supurb accents, emotions, different voices, etc. Just an all-around good performance!

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Awesome

As always gripping, riveting I love Felixs books. His dad would be proud. Highly recommend.

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Terrible main character

I am so disappointed. This is one of my favorite authors. The main character Chris is so beyond stupid. It is painful to listen to the ridiculous things she does. If you are a fan of the Francis books skip this one.

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  • Lynn
  • MILLWOOD, VA, United States
  • 01-01-18

Slow

Too slow and I was tired of her depression and sad life situation. Very little horse storyline. Not what I expected and I did not want to finish book.

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  • Kirk
  • Irving, TX United States
  • 11-28-17

Ruined by ending

Character was interesting and very different. Took a long time to tie in the usual racing element but then very good.
But the ending... There is a valid reason I suppose for the illogical actions near the end but still not satisfying and one line at the climax pretty much ruined the whole thing for me. Particularly with the additude in the prolog.