Under Orders : Sid Halley

  • by Dick Francis
  • Narrated by Tony Britton
  • Series: Sid Halley
  • 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It's the third death on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day that really troubles super-sleuth Sid Halley. Former champion jockey Halley knows the perils of racing all too well - but in his day, jockeys didn't usually reach the finishing line with three .38 rounds in the chest. But this is precisely how he finds jockey Huw Walker - who, only a few hours earlier, had won the coveted Triumph Hurdle.
Just moments before the gruesome discovery, Halley had been called upon by Lord Enstone to make discreet enquiries into why his horses appeared to be on a permanent losing streak. Are races being fixed? Are bookies taking a cut? And if so, are trainers and jockeys playing a dangerous game with stakes far higher than they realise?
Halley's quest for answers draws him ever deeper into the darker side of the race game, in a life-or-death power play that will push him to his very limits - both professionally and personally.

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What the Critics Say

"Beloved series character Sid Halley, a champion jockey, makes a welcome return in the latest fast-paced crime novel from bestseller Francis....The writing and action are as crisp as ever." (Publishers Weekly)

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Loved it

First novel for 5 years. WOW. I dip in and out of the Dick Francis body of work. A little violence. a touch of sweet revenge. clear cut villans & well crafted hero's and of course, horse racing. Always coupled with a parallel area of interest to engage the reader.
I love em all.
This is a long awaited book. A Dick Francis classic. Everything is here. Worth the wait, worth the read. Read it and understand why he is revered both here in the UK and in the USA.
If this is your first Dick Francis novel, you are lucky you have a considerable back catalogue to enjoy and appreciate. I wish I was you.
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- Mr. J. M. Brooks

Briliant as always

Tony is the perfect reader for Dick Frances novels. Keeping the listener enthralled frim beginning to end
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- Dyane

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-06-2007
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.