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A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Bert Checkov, a racing correspondent, drunkenly confesses to fellow Fleet ... Show synopsis

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robroy

One of Dick Francis' best early novels

by robroy on Mar 20, 2011

Blackmail. It's a nasty word, and a nasty business. James Tyrone is a well-regarded investigative racing columnist, working for a tabloid rag. Why? Because his wife of over a decade is almost completely paralysed with polio, and the Blaze pays better than the more refined newspapers. He needs the money. But Tyrone is still a young man, with a young man's needs, and when he falls into a passionate affair, he leaves himself open to blackmail by a corrupt bookmaker. There's big money to be made when you know the favorite's not going to show up for the race. Dick Francis' stoic heros never give up, though; and this is one of his most memorable and gripping stories. Highly recommended.

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