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With the stakes so high, racing can be a deadly business...best-selling author Felix Francis' latest thriller!

Chris Rankin is a doctor, a specialist in emergency medicine at Cheltenham Hospital, but a doctor who also has health problems.

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 Rankin 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 attempting murder. But no one else believes that someone tried to kill Chris, leaving the doctor no option but to discover who the nameless man is and why he died, preferably before following him into an early grave.

©2017 Felix Francis (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Not as good as usual

Felix is unfortunately not in the same class as the original Dick Francis. Latterly the stories have contained too much important fact and that gets boring. The trademark Dick Francis was "catch them with the first sentence" followed by action, short sentences and a thrilling climax. This book had a lot of academic information which was quite convoluted and somewhat boring. The narrator irritated me beyond measure, she was too little girl prissy for a woman heading into her 40s with a responsible medical position, I cant imagine her kicking anyone anywhere but I guess she had to try. But, I generally dont like female narrators, they have difficulty with male voices (as did this one).

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  • 10-11-17

Frustrating

Frustrating. Too slow to get going. By the time I'd got to chapter 17 I'd had enough and I fast forward to chapter 35. I feel annoyed at having wasted money on this.

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  • Jane
  • 11-20-17

Awful book

Boring, depressing story that is only very loosely linked to horse racing. Difficult to like any of the characters, especially the main character who I found whiny and irritating. Too many americanisms even though it's set in England.

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  • Rory
  • 11-15-17

Disappointing

I didn't like it. The story was unrealistic and silly. The first part was like reading a woman's magazine and I expected better from a mystery thriller. The lead character was written badly but the story did improve in the middle. Then the main drama bit was just stupid.

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  • Mr. M. J. Collier
  • 11-10-17

Unfortunately not up to the usual standard

Not terrible but not up to the usual high standard. Hopefully the next will be a return to form.

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  • Anne
  • 11-10-17

Very obviously produced for American listeners

Story OK, narrator OK but aggravated by use of American terms rather than English words.

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  • Busster
  • 11-04-17

Slow start but developed into a great book

I've read all Dick/Felix Francis books and was initially surprised by the slow start and slight change of style.

Glad I stayed with it as I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Very well read too

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  • M.W.FOWLER
  • 11-01-17

Depressing

Dick Francis & Felix Francis have been my favourite authors-This book was depressing & a Femail narator does not work.

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  • Paul Wakeford
  • 10-29-17

Paul still a fan allowed one pig

Worst dick/felix Frances ever poor plot boring narration Felix your fans know about races don't need reminding constancely

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  • Carol
  • 10-22-17

Ploddingly predictable plot

A straightforward racing based crime novel as one would expect from the Francis stable. The plot was predictable with no surprises. Good narration though and I did manage to finish it. Not Felix Francis's best effort

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  • MoBotRio
  • 10-18-17

Change of angle

The first "Dick Francis" novel from a female character I believe. Felix you have done a brilliant job. Don't know how correct the medical stuff is, but don't care. Fast paced, good characters & a twist in the tale at the end. Masterpiece. The Francis inheritance is alive & well.