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Blind Switch

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Publisher Comments:

Desperate Jack Doyle accepts a sketchy job which leads to a deadly game of fixing horse races and murder--of the four-legged kind.... One-time amateur boxer Jack Doyle, an irreverent and rebellious advertising account representative, goes to work one fine Chicago day and finds his desk--and his job--both gone. A two-time loser at the marriage game as well, Doyle, usually ultra-confident, fishes himself out of a bottle to take stock, realizing, "with a thumping finality, that Life sure as hell did have his number and was crunching it."~At loose ends, Doyle accepts a most unusual offer from an acquaintance, Moe Kellman, "furrier to the Mob," to fix a horse race. The context of making the deal, a Cubs game at storied Wrigley Field, sets the tone for the drama that follows. Thus begins a chain of events that will lead the FBI to Doyle's door where they "coopt" him into a quest after people who are maiming or killing thoroughbred horses for their insurance values. Their number one target is a loathsome media mogul who can't bear to lose at anything.~Built upon recent factual events, spiced with satire and peppered throughout with engaging loonies, Blind Switch is a noteworthy first novel with a hero forced to ask in its ultimate line, "Where have I gone right?"

Synopsis:

Dick Francis could well have written this adrenaline-charged novel set in Maryland’s rich horse country where Steve Cline seems, at 21, much too young to be in charge of a major stable. His skills and stamina are sorely tested when he’s hijacked early one morning along with some of his horses. His escape turns him into a killer’s target in an environment where everyone courts risks...

About the Author

John McEvoy, former Midwest editor and senior correspondent for Daily Racing Form, is the author of five previously published non-fiction books on thoroughbred horse racing, including the award-winning Great Horse Racing Mysteries. He has also published a book of poetry. McEvoy and his wife Judy live in Evanston, IL.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590582763
Author:
Mcevoy, John
Publisher:
Poisoned Pen Press
Author:
McEvoy, John
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Horse racing
Subject:
Mystery; Fiction; Amateur Sleuth; Betting; Breeding Farm; Broodmare; Cajun; Chicago; Chicago Suburbs; Equine; Horse Racing; Horse Racing Mysteries; Iowa; Kentucky; Mafia; New Mexico; Preacher; Racehorse; Racetrack; Thoroughbred Racing; Wrigley Field
Subject:
Amateur Detective; Amateur Detectives; Amateur Sleuth; Amateur Sleuth (Detective); Animals; Baltimore; Baltimore/Washington Corridor; Baltimore s Inner Harbor; Columbia, Maryland; Crime Fiction; Dick Francis; Dressage; Equestrian; Equestrian Fiction; Equi
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Insurance crimes
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Jack Doyle Series
Publication Date:
March 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
278
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Dick Francis could well have written this adrenaline-charged novel set in Maryland’s rich horse country where Steve Cline seems, at 21, much too young to be in charge of a major stable. His skills and stamina are sorely tested when he’s hijacked early one morning along with some of his horses. His escape turns him into a killer’s target in an environment where everyone courts risks...
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