Jefferson Hinkley

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 459 ratings

Dick Francis's Damage Publisher's Summary

Felix Francis is back with another edge-of-your-seat thriller, in the classic Dick Francis tradition.Undercover investigator Jeff Hinkley is assigned by the British Horseracing Authority to look into the activities of a suspicious racehorse trainer, but as he’s tailing his quarry through the Cheltenham Racing Festival, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place - the administration of illegal drugs to his horses? Then many more horses test positive for prohibited stimulants, and someone starts making demands, threatening to completely destroy the integrity of the racing industry. In order to limit the damage to the sport, it’s critical that Jeff find the perpetrator - but he’ll soon learn he’s up against someone who will stop at nothing to prevail.

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  • Book 1

    • Dick Francis's Damage

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Michael Neilson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    Undercover investigator Jeff Hinkley is assigned by the British Horseracing Authority to look into the activities of a suspicious racehorse trainer, but as he’s tailing his quarry through the Cheltenham Racing Festival, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place - the administration of illegal drugs to his horses?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I was on Tenderhooks

    • By Jean on 03-25-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Damage

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Michael Nielson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Jeff Hinkley, undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, is looking into the shady activities of a racehorse trainer. But as he's tailing his quarry through the Cheltenham Racing Festival, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place – the administration of illegal drugs to his horses? Days later, many more horses test positive for prohibited stimulants.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • damage d

    • By Tracey on 07-09-15

    Regular price: $33.57

  • Book 2

    • Front Runner

    • A Dick Francis Novel
    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    In his role as an undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff Hinkley is approached by a multitime champion jockey to discuss the delicate matter of losing races on purpose. Little does he know that the call will set off a lethal chain of events, including the apparent suicide of the jockey and an attempt on Hinkley's own life. Never one to leave suspicious events alone, Hinkley begins investigating the jockey and the races he may have thrown.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good read!

    • By Bruce on 04-23-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Front Runner

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Things are hotting up in this latest thriller from best-selling author Felix Francis, in his fifth solo novel Front Runner. Jefferson Hinkley is back. In his role as an undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff is approached by the multi-time champion jockey, Dave Swinton, to discuss the delicate matter of losing races on purpose. Little does Jeff realise that the call would result in an attempt on his life, locked in a sauna with the temperature well above boiling point.

    Regular price: $32.53

  • Book 3

    • Triple Crown

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 133

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Fun Read

    • By Jean on 11-17-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Triple Crown

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pedestrian

    • By ACT1 on 11-11-16

    Regular price: $37.30