Front Runner : Jefferson Hinkley

  • by Felix Francis
  • Narrated by Martin Jarvis
  • Series: Jefferson Hinkley
  • 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
Dave Swinton is then found dead, burnt beyond recognition in his car at a deserted beauty spot. The police think it's a suicide but Jeff is not so sure. He starts to investigate the possible races that Swinton could have intentionally lost but discovers instead that others are out to prevent him from doing so, at any cost.

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What the Critics Say

"From winning post to top of the best seller list, time after time." (The Sunday Times)
"The master of suspense and intrigue." (Country Life)

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Customer Reviews

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As good as his father was

A very good story and great ending , the story teller was also well chosen and kept the story tense in a good way
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- mark

Not a patch on Dick Francis

What disappointed you about Front Runner?

I very quickly became bored with this book. Too much unnecessary information about nothing in particular. Whenever something untoward happened to Mr Hinkley it wasn't rocket science to work out roughly what it would be, or how he would extradite himself.


What will your next listen be?

Tomb In Turkey by Simon Brett


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

Yes, adequate, but not as good as I know he can be.


You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

At least we didn't have two and a half hours where Mr Hinkley knew something we didn't, as in his previous book.


Any additional comments?

Sorry, but compared to his father, Felix just doesn't cut it for me.

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- Mrs. Rm Walters

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-09-2015
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd