[Ebook] ↠ High Stakes Author Dick Francis – Manifest-money.info

High Stakes No surprises here a solid thriller set in the world of horseracing Read it in one sitting, on a beautiful summer morning, lazing in the sun of my backyard.The two sides of the conflict are clear right from the start line On one side is Steven Scott, young and wealthy, an enthusiastic newcomer to the racetrack, with money to burn but with little practical knowledge about buying, training and racing the horses he owns On the other side an ambitious trainer and a shady bookmaker that are appare No surprises here a solid thriller set in the world of horseracing Read it in one sitting, on a beautiful summer morning, lazing in the sun of my backyard.The two sides of the conflict are clear right from the start line On one side is Steven Scott, young and wealthy, an enthusiastic newcomer to the racetrack, with money to burn but with little practical knowledge about buying, training and racing the horses he owns On the other side an ambitious trainer and a shady bookmaker that are apparently taking advantage of his good nature and friendly demeanour.As a long time reader of Dick Francis novels, I know it doesn t pay to underestimate his tall, quiet, competent but self effacing protagonists They hide a mulish perseverence and an unshakeable sense of justice Steven may have been fooled once, but he s not going to take it laying down.What I liked better in High Stakes than in other Francis books is the way he sets up Steven as a team player, rather than the usual Lone Ranger hero He quickly gathers around him a few loyal friends and sets up a really smart heist to outwit the bad guys I won t go into details, other than to say this book is a bit above average in Francis portofolio when it comes to actual plot I also enjoyed the romantic angle in Steven life, one that is integral to the story rather than a cookie cutter sideline.The conclusion is a bit too predictable and too much view spoiler the signature attempt by the bad guy to solve his problems by dealing in physical violence against the hero hide spoiler.Dick Francis is not really such a quotable author, but I picked one of my favorite passages in this book, highlighting his passion for horses and racing that permeates every one of his novelsWe watched him from the balcony of the private box with hearts thumping like jungle drums It was for this that we had gone to so much trouble, this few minutes ahead For the incredible pleasure of seeing a superb creature do what he was bred,trained, endowed, and eager for For speed, for fun, for exhilaration, for love Not the absolute best of the Dick Francis novels, but rattles along at a fair pace I haven t read a Dick Francis book in years I guess I thought of them as Enid Blyton books for grown ups with lashings of horse poop , but I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this book A good old fashioned horseracing mystery No real surprises with the plot but just a good captivating, easy to follow, and enjoyable mystery I am definitely considering seeking outDick Francis books in the future A pleasant re discovery Another well done novel by Francis, whom I adore This audiobook was narrated very well by Geoffrey Howard. Again I was pleased and amazed at the different ways Dick Francis manages to tell his stories surrounding the horse racing world This one was told from the point of view of a fairly well off inventor, Steven Scott, who owns a string of racing horses They are being trained by, and were bought on the recommendation of Jody Leeds, the trainer and stable owner Steven has begun to suspect that Jody is ripping him off and when Steven confronts him he blusters and tries to pretend they must have mad Again I was pleased and amazed at the different ways Dick Francis manages to tell his stories surrounding the horse racing world This one was told from the point of view of a fairly well off inventor, Steven Scott, who owns a string of racing horses They are being trained by, and were bought on the recommendation of Jody Leeds, the trainer and stable owner Steven has begun to suspect that Jody is ripping him off and when Steven confronts him he blusters and tries to pretend they must have made errors in adding up the monthly billings Nevertheless, Steven decides to take his horses away from Jody s stable which stuns Jody as he believes he will be ruined Things get a lot worse when Jody steals Energise, the best horse Stevens efforts to get his horse back and prove that Jody has been fleecing him without leaving him open for a libel charge make fascinating reading Not only is Jody manipulating the race results by substituting horses of very similar appearance, he is in collusion with the owner of a string of betting shops to ruin small competitors who only have one shop of their own, so that Ganser Mays, the string owner can buy out their leases Steven is a clever fellow and with the aid of some good friends he sets out to bring these two down I can t give away too much but will only say that this is very thrilling reading This is another Francis book with a somewhat atypical Francis hero This one, Steven Scott, is successful and mostly happy with no previous tragedies to cloud his life He does, however, lead a mostly solitary life and, at the beginning of the book, his trainer s dishonesty deals a serious blow to Steven s trust in his fellow man This book follows Steven as he makes sure that the bad guys get what s coming to them, but also shows him developing his own circle of friends and coming out of his This is another Francis book with a somewhat atypical Francis hero This one, Steven Scott, is successful and mostly happy with no previous tragedies to cloud his life He does, however, lead a mostly solitary life and, at the beginning of the book, his trainer s dishonesty deals a serious blow to Steven s trust in his fellow man This book follows Steven as he makes sure that the bad guys get what s coming to them, but also shows him developing his own circle of friends and coming out of his isolation The schemes in this one both the plotting of the bad guys and the retribution of the good guys are complicated and fun I wish there had been a second Steven Scott book, because I d like to know what he and his buddies got up to next Solid Simply solid.Much like buying your favourite soft drink brings few surprises a Dick Francis novel offers little deviation from his tried and trusted template.A strong morally and emotionally hero, who is being wronged by a villain who is either violently vicious or in chaoots with someone who is, form the basis of all good Francis novels This one is no exception.All the trademarks are ticked brutal beating, destruction of property, clever plot although this one is easier to unravel Solid Simply solid.Much like buying your favourite soft drink brings few surprises a Dick Francis novel offers little deviation from his tried and trusted template.A strong morally and emotionally hero, who is being wronged by a villain who is either violently vicious or in chaoots with someone who is, form the basis of all good Francis novels This one is no exception.All the trademarks are ticked brutal beating, destruction of property, clever plot although this one is easier to unravel than some , beautiful love interest and a crucial horse race thrillingly described.Telling you what order these elements appear would spoil your enjoyment and whilst this book will never have you marvelling at its brilliance it will keep you occupied for a few hours as you spend time in the company of some engaging characters.The bad guys are, as in many Francis novels, almost cartoonishly bad but they are still fairly well drawn Our hero is moralistic but nonetheless quite engaging.It s a fun read and nothingAnd there s nothing wrong with that The usual Dick Francis fare and quality Not particularly noteworthy in either direction just good. Steven Scott May Have Been A Successful, Wealthy Inventor With No Experience In Horseracing, But With The Inspired Guidance Of His Trainer, Jody Leeds, And The Prowess Of A Beautiful Black Hurdler Named Energise, He Has Brought Home Several Wins But His Winning Streak Is About To Come To A Fast End When He Discovers Trouble In His Own Stables Trouble That Could Bring About His Own Termination If He Doesn T Watch His Step In this excellent Dick Francis novel, Steven Scott is a very successful businessman, who discovers that his friend, Jody Leeds, the trainer of his horses has been stealing from him, and its not a small amount Leeds has been charging him for trips that were not taken and jockey training rides that were not ridden This is just the tip of the iceberg, however, because Leeds and as Scott discovers in this engaging story, his crew have been using Scott to line their pockets in a nefarious scheme.Sc In this excellent Dick Francis novel, Steven Scott is a very successful businessman, who discovers that his friend, Jody Leeds, the trainer of his horses has been stealing from him, and its not a small amount Leeds has been charging him for trips that were not taken and jockey training rides that were not ridden This is just the tip of the iceberg, however, because Leeds and as Scott discovers in this engaging story, his crew have been using Scott to line their pockets in a nefarious scheme.Scott, who was a neophyte in horse training has relied on Leeds, the son of a member of the jockey club, Leeds has help picked out the horses for Scott to buy, trains them, then races them in England Scott has also bet with Leeds bookie Ganser Mays The horses all do well but Scott discovers that somehow or other when he has his biggest bets on his horses, they all seem to lose He basically figures out that Mays and Leeds are conspiring to fix the races Figuring this all out, at the start of the novel, Scott fires his trainer and takes his horses back However, Leeds conspires to steal Energise, Scott s latest horse, and when Scott goes to get the horse back, he discovers that Leeds plot is evencomplicated, as the horse that is returned is not Energise, but looks like him.Enlisting the help of a business man, a lovely girl that he meets and courts during the novel, and another bookie, Scott decides to get Energise back Unusually for a Francis novel, Scott s courtship of the girl is done well and Scott s business background is also well drawn, but its the story itself that is just sublime.In the end, even after all that transpires, Scott knows that it was worth it.And so will the reader


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