Synopses & Reviews
Sid knows the perils of racing all too well, but in his day jockeys didn't usually cross the finish line with three .38 rounds in the chest which is how he found Huw Walker, the winner of a coveted race only a few hours earlier. Now Halley's quest for answers will push him to his very limits both on and off the track.
"Francis fans can rejoice because the master is back, and better than ever." Denver Post
"The sheer reading joy of Under Orders comes from the old master's championship storytelling." Los Angeles Times
"After a six-year break, Dick Francis is back in the writing saddle, a welcome return for his legions of patient fans." Orlando Sentinel
"Under Orders doesn't disappoint as it gently trots its way to the finish line." South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Under Orders will be an exciting treat for Francis's and Sid's many fans. Highly recommended." Library Journal
About the Author
Francis lives in the Caribbean. In June 2000 he and his wife, Mary, who helped with much of the research for the books, celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. Sadly, Mary died later that year, bringing to an end one of the great literary partnerships of the twentieth century. However, a new partnership now blossoms with his younger son, Felix, who has helped with the research for Under Orders, the first Dick Francis novel for six years.