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Publisher's Summary

Jefferson Hinkley is back in the newest thriller in the Dick Francis tradition, this time on a special mission to the United States to investigate a conspiracy involving the biggest horse races in the country.

The richest prize in racing. The perfect motive to commit a crime.

Jeff Hinkley, a British Horseracing Authority investigator, has been seconded to the US Federal Anti-Corruption in Sports Agency (FACSA), where he has been asked to find a mole in their organisation, an informant who is passing on confidential information to fix races.

Jeff goes in search of answers, taking on an undercover role as 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 and lucrative prize in the world: the Triple Crown.

©2016 Felix Francis (P)2016 Recorded Books

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Pedestrian

My dad and I both love Dick and Felix Francis and look forward to September each year. Dad got first read this year and he was underwhelmed. I got second read and I was underwhelmed. Dad isn't the world's best literary critic but he said "They always grab me and I can't put them down but this one doesn't" - he was right, I could take or leave it. It didn't grab me from the start then there was a whole lot of narrative with heaps of technical information that just seemed to keep on coming, none of the short sentences, action packed plot that characterised older books. Dick rarely repeated his heroes but we have had several now with Jefferson as the hero and he's wearing a little thin - there wasnt even a decent love contact this time. Sorry, disappointed with this one.

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  • P G.
  • 02-27-18

A very interesting story on American Racing

Would you consider the audio edition of Triple Crown to be better than the print version?

Have not read the print version so no comment

Who was your favorite character and why?

Paddy, he is the story

Have you listened to any of Martin Jarvis’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is the first tine I have listened to Martin Jarvis and was very impressed with how he presented the characters. Those that were meant to be threatening were. He is able to convey, by subtle changes in his voice, the emotions within the characters. Very good.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

No real idea

Any additional comments?

Whilst the story was interesting it was not Dick Francis

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  • Judith
  • 02-03-18

Narrator with no accents!

Martin Jarvis narrated a previous book in this series which was set in England. He did a sterling job. However, this one required American and and Irish Spanish accents. They were all dire! The plot was the normal horsey detective romp.

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  • mike
  • 01-09-18

loved it

another cracker from Felix Francis. looking forward to more from him.. definitely recommend this title

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  • Nick
  • 12-30-17

Great story

fantastic story brilliantly read by the narrating master. feels like listening to full cast dramatisation

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  • Grumpy pensioner 🤔
  • 06-12-17

Triple share of quality

Yet another top quality racing suspense thriller with an introduction to American horse racing.Must close now to start my next Francis audio book.

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  • N. Dyne
  • 05-04-17

a heading is not optional it terms out

Its just like his dad! Jarvis sounds smarmy. plot interesting and the usual informative research. wish the legal bit was explained

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  • Clh77
  • 01-29-17

Terrible Accents!

The overall story was pretty good although the main character seems a bit old fashioned in a modern world... but I nearly stopped listening as the accents were so bad.
Martin Jarvis is a fantastic narrator but it turns out he's not great at Irish accents or Puerto Rican for that matter. It was painful.

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  • mazo
  • 12-10-16

Not your best.

What would have made Triple Crown better?

A decent story line.

What could Felix Francis have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

He had obviously researched a great deal for this book and he wanted his readers to learn all about the drugs and what they did to the horses. There seemed to be more about the research than a story which involved people.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The start as I always look forward to a book written by the Francis family.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Triple Crown?

Certainly the seconds with the solicitor at the end an intelligent man would not let his solicitor get away with such rubbish.

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So disappointed, you are a fiction writer and this means a story which should draw you in and keep you involved not turn you off with too much boring information. Most of all make it believable even if we are dealing with Americans.

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  • Mrs Jennifer M. Heyworth
  • 11-29-16

Music annoying

Good book, true to Francis performance but recording of music makes it annoying but still good

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  • Mel A
  • 11-29-16

ALWAYS Love a Francis Novel...BOTH Father & Son!!!

Well Done Felix. . . love that you're carrying on in the meaty world of Racing & BEYOND...Always a well twisted plot...no cookie cutters for you! Thank you!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-12-17

Cracker

Always enjoy Francis dynasty. Narrator very good. Totally engrossed the whole storyline. Would recommend to anyone.