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This review is from: Gamble (Dick Francis Novel) (Hardcover)
Not everything grows in the Amazon sometimes Tesco or Asda is worth a look. However let us consider the book whichis a whodunwhat rather than a whodunit. On the first page you might consider that you have read this story before but do not despair this goes off at a different tangent. In fact I made the mistake of picking up this book to read at 11 pm and I did not put it down till 5 am.- so you have been warned about its insidiouness. The plot rapidly gets technical since it shines a light upon independent financial advice and that is what I like about the Dick Francis genre is that they delve into the technical backroom of life as we know it. The technical explanations are lucid and while you will not become an expert; you will not remain an ignoramus. Yes the hero is an ex jockey and th story meanders on the edge of horse racing because that is where its milieu starts in order to bring the characters and plot together.As always the hero is in a YOYO (you are on your own) situation and the situation he finds himself is highly plausible simply because in this day and age the number of ways to commit crime have expanded exponentially especially in the field of fraudulent scams. But as ever crime leads to murder and that is where you start on page one.