Triple Crown

Triple Crown

Book - 2016
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The richest prize in racing. The perfect motive to commit a crime ...

Jeff Hinkley, a British Horseracing Authority investigator, has been seconded to the US Federal Anti-Corruption in Sports Agency (FACSA) where he has been asked to find a mole in their organisation, an informant who is passing on confidential information to fix races.

Jeff goes in search of answers, taking on an undercover role as a groom on the backstretch at Belmont Park racetrack in New York. But he discovers far more than he was bargaining for, finding himself as the meat in the sandwich between FACSA and corrupt individuals who will stop at nothing, including murder, to capture the most elusive and lucrative prize in the world - the Triple Crown.
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781471155475
Branch Call Number: FIC Franc
Characteristics: 437 pages ; 24 cm

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jeffreyochsner
May 13, 2017

Felix Francis does a great job carrying on the tradition of his father's books with horse racing at the center! This book takes place in the US, and it is interesting to hear the perspective of the UK visitor about the US violence, use of guns, etc. The title refers to the fact that the British visitor is here in the US during the triple crown races. It is a fascinating plot and the main character is smart and admirable.

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Roundcat
Nov 14, 2016

This latest Francis book is definitely up to the standards of the Francis family business. Jeff Hinckley has been asked to work in the U.S. for the fictional Federal Anti-Corruption in Sports Agency (FACSA) to find a mole who has been alerting race track owners of upcoming raids. In the process, he discovers that someone is fixing the three Triple Crown races. As usual Felix has done some research. We learn about the unenviable life of race track grooms, diseases of horses, and get tips on how to tail someone. Of course, there is violence and a chase. Altogether an well plotted, entertaining read.

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