Book Reviews of Second Wind

Second Wind
Second Wind
Author: Dick Francis
ISBN-13: 9780515129236
ISBN-10: 0515129232
Publication Date: 10/1/2000
Pages: 261
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 71 ratings
Publisher: Jove Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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A different mystery for Dick Francis, but a good one.
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In this one, the inimitable Dick Francis deals with a weatherman in the aftermath of a hurricane. As always, it's great stuff.
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As usual, Dick Francis writes a great mystery. This one doesn't center around horse racing as much as some of his other books do, but instead about a TV meteorologist who becomes involved in solving a mystery about black market dealing in .... I don't want to reveal too much!!!! If you like Dick Francis as much as I do, you'll want to read this one, I couldn't put it down until I'd finished it.
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typically fast paced Francis mystery thriller - this one involves quite an amazing hurricane and a meteorologist.
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Fast paced, fun Dick Francis.
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I must admit the book was slow at the beginning. The temptation to toss the book a get another was an idea that came to me several times. But each time I refused to follow through there was just enough urge to continue. The SECOND WIND came when he finally got on to the eye of the hurricane fly through. From there the story got rather interesting and so I finished the book. Turns out to be not a total waste but a ok book.
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I've read almost all of Dick Francis' books and I've loved every one of them. This book is no exception. And I'm not even merely a fan of mystery, or even horse racing, but his books are all so good that it doesn't matter whether you like these genders or not.

Second Wind takes place in more modern times than most of Dick Francis' books, and it amazes me as to how the author can write and be knowledgeable on so many different subjects. Oh, and by the way, this book isn't really about horse racing at all.

P.S. His characters are great! You either love them or hate them.
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nice fast paced story with a little bit of horses and flying and hurricanes good read
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I tried to read this but could'nt get into it....
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For the Horseracing and Weather forcasting fan. More of a mystery/thriller type of book than a romance (which is what I was looking for) If you like Clancy or Higgins you'll probably like this one.
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Great fun. I love Dick Francis's racing novels, and this mystery about a TV meteorologist is very exciting.
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My granddaughter and I both enjoyed this book
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This is pretty good one by Francis. About a meteorologist who stumbles upon a hard secret and people are trying to kill him as a result. It takes place in England and the Caribbean is quite fun. A wonderful read.
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Unabridged.
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Dick is a great story teller!
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Another great Francis read. More about what is going on at an island than horse racing--although it (horse racing) is very connected to the plot.
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Loved it and everything this author puts out!
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TV meteorologist Perry Stuart has never witnessed thge catastrophic power of a giant Caribbean hurricane---his preferred area of expertise lies in predicting drab periods of English drizzle with obligatory heavy rain and sunsine to floow. That is, until a fellow forecaster offers him a hurricane-chasing ride in a small plane as a vaction diversion. The diversion turns tragic when the plane is downed---and Stuart barely escapes with his life. But he can't escape what he saw on the island---and if the people who have tracked him back to England have their way, Stuart's forecast will call for a 50 percent change of showers, along with zero chance of survival...
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Suspense, as allows with a Dick Francis book.
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TV meteorologist Perry Stuart has never witnessed the catastrophic power of a giant Caribbean hurricane-his prefereed area of expertise lies in predicting drab periods of English drizzle with the obligatory heavy rain and sunshine to follow. That is, until a fellow forecaster offers him a hurricane-chasing ride in a small plane as a vacation diversion. The diversion turns tragic when the plane is downed-and Stuart barely escapes with his life. But he can't escape what he saw on the island-and if the people who have tracked him back to England have their way, Stuart's forecast will call for a 50 percent chance of showers, along with zero chance of survival...
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This looks to be a very interesting read....
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Cool! Like all Dick Francis books. Well written. Great plot.
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I haven't read the book but my husband did and enjoyed it. Here is what the back cover says:

TV meteeorologist Perry Stuart has never witnessed the catastrophic power of a giant Caribbean hurricane--his preferred area of expertise lies in predicting drab periods of English drizzle with the obligatory heavy rain and sunshine to follow. That is, until a fellow forecaster offers him a hurricane-chasing ride in a small plane as a vacation diversion. The diversion turns tragic when the plane is downed and Stuart barely escapes with his life. But he can't escape what he saw on the island--and if the people who have tracked him back to England have their way, Stuart's forecast will call for a 50 percent chance of showers, along with zerio chance of survival...