Jack Doyle

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

Close Call Publisher's Summary

Jack Doyle, ex-amateur boxer and failed advertising account executive, returns to the world of thoroughbred horse racing when he is hired as publicity director for Monee Park, a struggling suburban Chicago track owned by heiress Celia McCann.

McCann is determined to maintain the business, which was inherited from a beloved uncle. She finds various exploits to keep the business afloat while awaiting passage of a law allowing the introduction of lucrative video slot machines at Monee Park.

But meanwhile, McCann is under pressure from the other heir, her cousin, Niall Hanratty, who wants to close the track and sell the valuable property to real-estate developers. Jack Doyle is called on to help Celia's cause, again a somewhat reluctant knight-errant who rises to the occasion when needed.

©2008 John McEvoy; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

    • Close Call

    • By: John McEvoy
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Jack Doyle, ex - amateur boxer and failed advertising account executive, returns to the world of thoroughbred horse racing when he is hired as publicity director for Monee Park, a struggling suburban Chicago track owned by heiress Celia McCann.

    Regular price: $18.17

  • Book 3

    • The Significant Seven

    • A Jack Doyle Mystery
    • By: John McEvoy
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Seven lifelong friends and racing fans since their university days strike it lucky at Saratoga Race Track when they combine to win a million-dollar race. They use some of their profits to buy race horses, one of which, The Badger Express, turns out to be a sensational runner, stallion, and money maker. Then years later, the men begin dying, one by one, targets of a professional assassin.

    Regular price: $18.17

  • Book 4

    • Photo Finish

    • A Jack Doyle Mystery, Book 4
    • By: John McEvoy
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Jack Doyle, former advertising man, amateur boxer, and Chicago racetrack publicist, undertakes a new job in the world of Thoroughbred horse racing: jockey agent. His client is Mickey Sheehan, a seventeenyearold female riding phenomenon from Ireland, who has decided to try her luck in the States. She and Doyle prove an effective team, until someone secretly begins administering dangerous illegal medications to horses.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Characters and Story

    • By jeff on 01-26-15

    Regular price: $18.17