Not typical Francis but readable all the same.
As ever Dick Francis has written another terrific mystery. The theme this time is air transporting of horses. It is is amazing how much one learns while enjoying a good mystery.
This is the best Dick Francis novel I've read. I like it so well that instead of immediately reposting it, I'll hold onto it and read it again later. Flying Finish combines horse racing, air-transport of racehorses and brood mares, general aviation flying, and a love story. And Francis apparently writes about all these things with the knowledge of personal experience. I used to be a private pilot, and I enjoyed learning some of the jargon of Brittish general aviation.
all his books are good.. [ mystery ]
Dick Francis is very good at what he does; this is no exception.
Another wonderful Dick Francis story, involving skullduggery in the air transport of racing horses. What a story teller!
NICE SURPRIZE. ONE OF A SERIES OF BOOKS ABOUT DANIEL ROKE BECOMING AN UNDERCOVER BRITISH AGENT LOOKING FOR AN ENGLISH HORSE-DOPING RING. INTERESTING PLOT. GOOD SOLID BOOK.
Lord Henry Grey doesn't want the special favors his title tends to give him, so he takes a job at a horse transport company and accompanies shipments of horses by air. But he soon discovers that things are not quite what they seem. This is another excellent Dick Francis thriller, even if the overall theme and the technology are outdated. Another great adventure from the master of the mystery/thriller!
This is a novel about another of Francis' lonely heros, caught between social classes and fairly mysterious to most of those who know him. This one ends up having a fairly riveting story, with genuinely unpleasant villains. as with most of Francis' heros, he is deceptively stubborn and survives hideous experiences to bring things to a safe conclusion. This one, however, leaves some loos ends hanging. We are lefft wondering what will happen to his Italian girlfriend (characteristically, for this hero, they are instantly in love but can't speak the same language, so there is a distance between them, as there is with the rest of the hero's family and acquaintances) and what choices he will make about the rest of his life.
One of the great Dick Francis's racing tales. In pretty darn good shape.
I'm a huge Dick Francis fan, and this is one of the best I've read so far.
Another top-knotch thriller by Dick Francis.
I've read all of Dick Francis' books, and this is one of his best. Completely gripping, impossible to put down. If you love mysteries and thrillers, you couldn't do better than Flying Finish. WOW. What a story!