Summary

As one of the youngest ever winners of the Grand National, Nick ‘Foxy’ Foxton’s career as a world-class jockey is on perfect track until a near-fatal accident cuts his dream brutally short. But when he returns to Aintree as a spectator years later, nothing can prepare him for what unfolds.
Minutes before the biggest event on the racing calendar, Nick’s affable American colleague Herb Kovak is shot at point-blank range, the gunman disappearing among the stunned crowd. Along with the police, Nick is left baffled as to why anyone would want to kill such an apparently gentle soul.
With the press speculating links to gangland crime and a crumpled note containing a threatening message found in the dead man’s coat, Nick begins to doubt how well he really knew Herb. And on discovering Herb had named him as the benefactor of his will, Nick questions why he has been entrusted with the legacy. Is this a generous gift from a friend or is it, in fact, a poisoned chalice?
©2011 Felix Francis (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Gordon on 07-01-12

His father's son

Felix has produced a story with pace and excitement, set in the familiar backdrop (to Dick Francis fans) of equestrian pursuits.

An enjoyable thriller, which is characterised and delivered well by Michael Maloney.

The most appropriate compliment I can think of is... “one for all the Dick Francis fans”.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Alan on 17-11-11

As good as his Dad

This is a great listen. From the first page I was gripped, staying up late to finish it. Michael Maloney's narration is speedy and exciting and his characterisation is superb. The twists at the end are excellent. Highly recommended!

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4 out of 5 stars
By ACT1 on 16-01-12

In his father's footsteps

A good Francis novel but the ending was a bit too sharp for my liking. Narration was very good and it was easy to get lost in the characters.

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