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Not what i was expecting - which probably says more about me than the author!
on 8 July 2014
I can only admit to being disappointed in the end by this book. I was looking forward to a story of dodgy deals and evading the police and dangerous criminals but I'm afraid - and it's to the author's credit this really - that this is no more than a mildly interesting story of someone who ends up working in the betting business. Sure there are stories of coups and the like but it is all rather tame and well, businesslike. It's almost like the author is too honest and hard-working to have that "edge" that might have made this book a bit more "racy" (sorry, couldn't resist). I hope that I am not doing the author or indeed the betting business a disservice by saying that whilst interesting, this book isn't that thrilling.