Edward Link is a simple family man at home until a beloved friend, dying in South Africa, calls him to her bedside for one last favor. As a screen actor it will mean playing all his most dangerous movie roles in real life and may mean his own demise. An excellent thriller.
This was a moderately good read. It's a very early work for Francis and the story isn't as well written as his later books but still worth reading.
Edward Lincoln is the cool, self-effacing Englishman that makes the perfect hero. A little insight into an actor's psyche, but mostly a quessing game till almost the end as to who is the evil culprit. A good early Dick Francis novel
Famous actor Edward Lincoln goes to South Africa on request from his dying friend, whose racehorses are mysteriously losing race after race. Lincoln is one of the calm, stoic, courageous but slightly self-effacing characters that Francis specialized in. That might be why I didn't really believe in him...how many famous actors try hard to fade into the background? There's a bit of wincing when one of the other characters defends apartheid, but Francis doesn't have his character agree with it at least. Otherwise, an interesting trip out of England and a nice mystery.