Photo Finish

Photo Finish

by John McEvoy
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Anonymous 18 days ago
If you like Dick Francis you'll enjoy this series
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
Shades of Mr. Ed, the talking horse of the eponymous television program: A veterinarian who receives communications from her equine patients plays a vital role in this latest Jack Doyle racetrack thriller. An Irish bookie convinces Jack to take on a 17-year-old female jockey, Mickey Sheehan, as her agent, setting the stage for another intriguing episode in his life, during which he’s been a boxer, racetrack publicist, and advertising man, among other things. When Mickey and her older sister arrive from the Emerald Isle, Jack gains not only a client but a lover. An immediate sensation, Mickey wins races and becomes the darling of track personnel and the public. She wins her first race atop Plotkin, a horse Jack and his friend, Moe Kellman, furrier-to-the-mob, bought for $50,000. All goes well until someone with a grudge against the trainer of Plotkin begins doping the animal, resulting in Mickey having a serious fall, weeks before a million-dollar race in which she’s to be pitted against another top Irish horse ridden by her brother. The series is reminiscent of the Dick Francis novels, and the plots flow as smoothly as the horses gliding through the turf. The author, as in the previous entries in the series, writes with realism, with accurate racetrack descriptions, and this fifth chapter in the Doyle series is heartily recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im up for it