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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

terrific character driven suspense thriller

After losing his foot in an Afghan fire fight, Captain Tom Forsythe has returned to the States to recover and learn to use his prosthesis. With no place to go, he returns to his mother's Kauri Horse Stables in Berkshire, England. At seventeen, tired of the fights with...
After losing his foot in an Afghan fire fight, Captain Tom Forsythe has returned to the States to recover and learn to use his prosthesis. With no place to go, he returns to his mother's Kauri Horse Stables in Berkshire, England. At seventeen, tired of the fights with his stepfather, he left to go to war. Now he learns his family is concealing something from him.

He soon learns someone is blackmailing his mother to the tune of 2000 pounds a week and they also lost a fortune in a sham hedge fund recommended by their accountant Roderick Ward who was found drowned; officially ruled an accident. What hurts Tom's mom the most is that her extortionist is forcing her to make sure her horses lose races. Tom investigates, but is kidnapped and left hanging in an abandoned warehouse. He escapes, vowing to take down the killers and others involved in harming him and his mom.

This father and son team has proven to be as successful writing entertaining mystery readers as Dick Francis did when he rode solo (with his late wife as his researcher). The story line is driven by the hero who lost a limb in the Afghan war, but though depressed refuses to allow his trauma from helping his mom out of her predicament. With homage to Dick Francis who goes out a winner as he passed away a few months ago, Crossfire is a terrific character driven suspense thriller.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on June 27, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

horrible

I wish I could say this is a good book but it is so awful compared to all Dick Francis's earlier books that I would highly recommend not buying it. If you feel compelled to read it go to the library and save yourself the money. It is not a keeper if you are a dyed-in-th...
I wish I could say this is a good book but it is so awful compared to all Dick Francis's earlier books that I would highly recommend not buying it. If you feel compelled to read it go to the library and save yourself the money. It is not a keeper if you are a dyed-in-the-wool Dick Francis fan like I am.

posted by tadaUT on December 8, 2010

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  • Posted December 8, 2010

    horrible

    I wish I could say this is a good book but it is so awful compared to all Dick Francis's earlier books that I would highly recommend not buying it. If you feel compelled to read it go to the library and save yourself the money. It is not a keeper if you are a dyed-in-the-wool Dick Francis fan like I am.

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