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review Whip Hand Sid Halley #2 Ö eBook or Kindle ePUB free download Whip Hand Sid Halley #2 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. 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 The heroes aren t always horse jockies they can be film producers or involve heroes engaged in peripheral professions that somehow always touch the horse racing worldBut than that Francis s heroes are rational human beings The choices made are rational choices directed by a firm objective philosophy that belies all of Francis s novels The dialogue is clear and touched with humor no matter the intensity of evil that the hero faces The hero s thoughts reveal a vulnerability that is touching while his actions are always based on doing the right thing to achieve justice Causing the reader to deeply care about the characters in a novel is a difficult thing to do No such worries in a Francis novel The point of view is first person you are the main character as you read the story usually the character of Mr Douglas The hero is personable like able non violent but delivering swift justice with his mind rather than through physical means This is not to say that violence is a stranger to our hero Some of it staggering and often delivered by what we would think of normal persons living in British societyYou will come to love the world of Steeple Chase racing you will grow a fondness for horses stables trainers and the people who live in that world You will read the books devouring one after the other and trust me Dick Francis has a lot of novels over 40 by my last countThere are several series woven into the fabric of Francis s work notably the Sid Halley and Kit Fielding seriesAssessment Dick Francis is one of my favorite writers I read his books with a fierce hunger that remains insatiable and I mourn his death

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review Whip Hand Sid Halley #2 Ö eBook or Kindle ePUB free download Whip Hand Sid Halley #2 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. 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 a personal favorite of mine made his first appearance with the release of Odds Against in 1965 In case you re unfamiliar with Sid here s the back story He was a champion steeple chase jockey but that career ended abruptly when a horse stepped directly on his left wrist and left him crippled He became a private investigator although he didn t take to the job right away Sid s left hand was later amputated following a run in with a bad guy with a steel poker and a bad temper I don t know how old I was when I started reading what would be considered adult fiction but Dick Francis was one of the first authors I really latched onto Honestly I thought I d read every book he wrote So you can imagine my surprise and delight when I discovered recently that I d somehow missed one and it featured Sid Halley In Whip Hand 1979 Sid s investigative services are very much in demand He s hired to look into some suspicious racing syndicates an alarming trend of extremely promising horses from one trainer suddenly underperforming and falling ill and a con man who has Sid s ex wife facing a possible jail sentence due to her involvement in what turns out to be a bogus charity Sid initially doesn t make much progress on any of those fronts and one person wants very badly to keep it that way He not only warns Sid off but threatens him with very specific bodily injury Bottom line he s told if he persists with his inuiries he ll be missing two hands instead of just one The message gets through and Sid backs off for a while but then events conspire to throw him back into the fray and he soon discovers there are others that will go to great and painful lengths to stop him from uncovering the truth If you can t tell I am a huge Dick Francis fan and have been for as long as I can remember In fact he was perhaps the biggest influence behind A Shot at Redemption my first mystery novel I decided that if he could write dozens of incredibly compelling and entertaining stories about horse racing a sport I know and care little about I should be able to craft at least one decent plot with short track auto racing as the backdrop My readers can judge how well I succeeded The point is Francis inspired me as a reader as well as a writer Sid Halley remains the only Dick Francis character to appear in than two books and Whip Hand is one of just two novels to win the Gold Dagger and Edgar Award In case you re wondering John le Carr s The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is the other Dick Francis sadly passed away in 2010 at the age of 89 I assumed that had to be the end for Sid Halley too but he was resurrected in 2013 when Felix Francis released Dick Francis s Refusal Like all the other Sid Halley novels it s definitely worth reading I encourage you to take a look at my Turn the Page review

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review Whip Hand Sid Halley #2 Ö eBook or Kindle ePUB free download Whip Hand Sid Halley #2 ChallengingFirst classTHE BALTIMORE SUNSid Halley once a jockey was now a private invesigator with only one good hand left after a horse fel. Basicallythe Dick Francis hero in each of his racing thrillers is the same personHe is decentmorally upright and very likableBut in each of the Francis bookshe appears with a different name and professionSid Halleythe protagonist of Whip Handmakes multiple appearances in his bookshoweverHe has had a nasty racing falland one of his hands is uselessIt also makes it easier for villains to torture himwhere he is most vulnerableHis wife has left himbut he still has a great friendship with his former father in lawDespite his handicaphe has become a private investigatorSome horses not running well and Sid Halley is asked to investigateAlong the waythere is plenty of violence and threats directed at HalleyThe theme of torture is part of many a Francis novelwhich is not my favourite element of his booksHalley investigates and beats the oddsAlong the wayhe has a memorable ride in a hot air balloon flying at a high altitude to make good his escape from the baddiesAnother solid entertainer from the Francis stable


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    review Whip Hand Sid Halley #2 Ö eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 j

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