After Dick’s death Felix took on his mantle and is doing sterling work. Not quite up to Dad’s standards yet but stay with him for these thrillers are good. This concerns race fixing, blackmail, fraud and gangsters. It stars an ex-private detective National Hunt jockey who is in very serious danger. With plenty of twists, lots of insight into the racing world and a terrific climax, it’s well worth a punt.
Refusal is the new Dick Francis novel from bestseller, Felix Francis. When Sir Richard Stewart, chair of the horse racing authority, demands ex-investigator Sid Halley examines some suspicious races, he is given a firm no. Sid retired six years ago - and nothing will make him go back. But he's wrong. Next day, Sir Richard is found dead. Then Sid's six-year-old daughter goes missing and he receives an anonymous call: declare the alleged race-fixing clean, or else. With his family in danger, how can Sid refuse? But this anonymous foe has underestimated the guile and determination of Sid Halley. Extreme situations demand extreme solutions and Sid will do anything to get his life back, or die trying. The work of thriller master Dick Francis continues through his son Felix's solo efforts: Bloodline, Gamble, and now Refusal.
The Francis flair is clear for all to see - Daily Mail
From winning post to top of the bestseller list, time after time - Sunday Times
The master of suspense and intrigue - Country Life
A tremendous read - Woman's Own
Publication date: 17/07/2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 12/09/2013
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||17th July 2014|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense,|
Felix Francis is Dick Francis’s youngest son. Born in 1953, Felix studied Physics and Electronics at London University and then embarked upon a 17 year career teaching Advanced Level physics at three schools, the last seven as head of the science department at Bloxham School in Oxfordshire. Felix remembers conversations around the Francis breakfast table being somewhat unconventional. “The production of a Dick Francis novel has always been a mixture of inspiration, perspiration and teamwork. The first one was published when I was nine, and I grew up in a house where breakfast talk would be about the damage ...More About Felix Francis