Dick Francis's Refusal (Mass Market Paperbound)
Berkley Books, 9780425268544, 421pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2014
Six years ago, private investigator Sid Halley retired. He'd been harassed, beaten, shot, even lost a hand--enough was enough. For the sake of his wife and new daughter, he gave up that life, and he thought nothing would ever lure him back into the game. He thought wrong. Sir Richard Stewart, chairman of the racing authority, begs Sid to investigate a series of dodgy races. Sid refuses. Then Sir Richard is found dead under suspicious circumstances. And then a man with an Irish accent contacts Sid, telling him to deliver a whitewashed report about the suspected race-fixing...or else. At first Sid ignores these warnings. But as the intimidation tactics escalate--and his own family comes under threat--Sid realizes he must meet his enemy head-on...or he might pay the ultimate price for his refusal.
About the Author
Felix Francis is the younger of Dick Francis's two sons. During the last forty years Felix assisted with the research of many of the Dick Francis novels, not least Twice Shy, Shattered, and Under Orders. Since 2006, Felix has taken a more significant role in the writing, first with Dead Heat and then increasingly with the bestsellers Silks, Even Money, and Crossfire, all father-son collaborations. He continued his father's legacy with Dick Francis's Gamble and Dick Francis's Bloodline. He lives in England.