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- ISBN: 0525536760
- ISBN: 9780525536765
372 pages ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 
- Copyright: ©2018
|General Note:||Sequel to: Pulse.|
|Summary, etc.:||Harrison Foster, crisis manager for a London firm, is summoned to Newmarket after a fire in the Chadwick Stables kills six very valuable horses. When human remains are found among the equestrian ones, all the stable staff are accounted for. So who is the mystery victim? The Chadwick family is a dysfunctional racing dynasty, and sibling rivalry bubbles away like volcanic magma beneath a thin crust of respectability. As Harry delves deeper into the case, can he solve the riddle before he is bumped off by the fallout? -- adapted from jacket|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 October #2
*Starred Review* Felix Francis has a string of winning equestrian mysteries, including his latest, which continues the run he began by coauthoring four novels with his father, Dick Francis, the late champion steeplechase jockey turned award-winning mystery writer, who died in 2010. This time out, Francis improvises to great effect on the theme introduced by Robert Heinlein in Stranger in a Strange Land (1961); here, though, the strange land is the intricate world of caring for, breeding, running, and trading valuable Thoroughbreds. When the favorite for the British Epsom Derby, Prince of Troy, is destroyed in a stable fire, Harry Foster, legal consultant specializing in crisis management for a London firm, is called to Newmarket to investigate, despite his knowing nothingâand caring lessâabout horses. It's fascinating to watch Harry, whose lack of horse knowledge is offset by his expertise in handling crises, dig into the workings of the family who own the stables and have long dominated British horse racing. When the remains of a human body are discovered in the stables, the mystery expands into examining family conflicts and years of exploiting and mistreating stable workers. As the investigation grows more and more intense, readers will appreciate the wealth of fascinating facts Francis' hero learns (for example, all horses in the Northern Hemisphere have their birthday on January 1, no matter when they were actually born). Another trip to the winner's circle for the talented Francis. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
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 Pulse, he lives in England.
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