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L on the other His new life though could never erase the haunting memories of his past glories But it was only when the wife of one of Engla. Review to follow soon

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ChallengingFirst classTHE BALTIMORE SUNSid Halley once a jockey was now a private invesigator with only one good hand left after a horse fel. The protagonists in Dick Francis novels rarely ever made repeat appearances but one of the exceptions is Sid Halley who we see for the second time in Whip Hand Halley is a former jockey whose career was ended when a horse rolled over on him crushing his left hand The hand was ultimately amputated and he now has a prosthesis But it s impossible for him to continue riding under these circumstancesHalley has thus become a private investigator and not surprisingly a number of his cases involve the racing world In this instance the wife of a trainer approaches him and asks him to ensure the safety of one of her husband s prize race horses In the past couple of years two of his horses which were virtually guaranteed to win major races fell way short and ultimately developed health problems and had to be retired from racing The woman is afraid that it s going to happen again with a horse that s set for a big race in a couple of weeks or so She wants Halley to make sure that no one interferes with the horse but she also wants him to do so without letting her husband know that she has hired him Naturally this might be somewhat difficult but Halley accepts the assignmentInevitably of course there is something rotten if not in Denmark then at least in the racing world and vicious malevolent forces will attempt to prevent Halley from completing his appointed mission As usual Francis spins an entertaining tale and this book will appeal to his loyal readers and to others who might find a mystery set in the English racing world intriguing

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Nd's top trainers came to beg his help in preventing foul play at the race track that Sid Halley began to know what being haunted really was. The second Sid Halley book read many years after the first brilliant book Retired jockey with an artificial electronic hand turned private investigator faces three tough plots at the same time two of them including physical violence and intimidation

  • Paperback
  • 304
  • Whip Hand Sid Halley #2
  • Dick Francis
  • English
  • 20 February 2017
  • 9780425203545

10 thoughts on “Whip Hand Sid Halley #2

  1. says:

    The protagonists in Dick Francis novels rarely ever made repeat appearances but one of the exceptions is Sid Halley who we see for the second time in Whip Hand Halley is a former jockey whose career was ended when a horse rolled over on him crushing his left hand The hand was ultimately amputated and he now has a prosthesis But it

  2. says:

    Winning was all Winning was my function What I was there for What I wanted What I was born forIn the dream I won the race The shouting turned to cheering and the cheering lifted me up on its wings like a wave But the winning was all; not the cheering I woke in the dark as I often did at four in the morningThere was silence No cheering just silenceI could still feel the way I moved with the horse the ripple of muscle through bot

  3. says:

    Basicallythe Dick Francis hero in each of his racing thrillers is the same personHe is decentmorally upright and very likableBut in ea

  4. says:

    My first Dick Francis read and it was great Not all that fond of books set abroad but didn't know that when I began reading Can say though th

  5. says:

    What is there to say about Dick Francis? As I think about all of his books yes this review covers all of his books and yes I've read them all I think about a moral ethical hero steeped in intelligence and goodness embroiled in evil machinations within British horse racing society either directly or indirectly Th

  6. says:

    Review to follow soon

  7. says:

    Dick Francis was never much for reoccurring characters However there were a couple protagonists that popped up now and again during his than five decade long career of penning bestselling award winning and brilliant suspense novels Sid Halley

  8. says:

    The second Sid Halley book read many years after the first brilliant book Retired jockey with an artificial electronic hand turned private investigator faces three tough plots at the same time two of them including physical violenc

  9. says:

    198513 June 199814 Dec 2000Another reread Not one of my favorites This one was written in '65 back when Dick was trying to be so hard boiled I like the character of Sid and his father in law Charles but everything else is so grim and no so psychological It's okay to while away time but not something to pick up just for a good read I have a ha

  10. says:

    Note GR description states first published January 1st 1969 this is not correct as book was first published in 1979 must be a typing error

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