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Odds Against (Sid Halley, #1) Former Hotshot Jockey Sid Halley Landed A Position With A Detective Agency, Only To Catch A Bullet From Some Penny Ante Thug Now, He Has To Go Up Against A Field Of Thoroughbred Criminals And The Odds Are Against Him That He Ll Even Survive.


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10 thoughts on “Odds Against (Sid Halley, #1)

  1. says:

    This book introduces Sid Halley who, if memory serves, is the only protagonist that Dick Francis ever usedthan once Halley was a very successful jockey until he fell from a horse which trampled his left hand, abruptly ending his career He accepts a job with a detective agency that has a racing division, but he spends a couple of years simply hanging around the office without being given any meaningful assignments But he s willin...


  2. says:

    It came, the blinding flash in the eyes, as we soared into the air White, dazzling, brain shattering light, splintering the day into a million fragments and blotting out the world in a blaze as searing as the sun I felt Revelation falling beneath me and rolled instinctively, my eyes open and quite unable to see There there was the rough crash on the turf and the return of vision from light to blackness and up through grey to normal light Two years ago Sid Halley crashed during a horse race It came, the blindi


  3. says:

    This is an old fashioned delight a taut, well plotted novel that s grounded in competence, suspense, and nitty gritty professional details While also being laid back and pleasant This was my first Francis, but it definitely won t be my last.Sid Halley used to be a jockey until his hand was badly mangled in a fall Francis alludes to what a sharp horseshoe and a horse s full weight can do to you, and it s not pretty and since then, he s been drifting throug...


  4. says:

    Sid Halley used to be a jockey, one of the greats He used to be alive.Now he merely drifts in a job at that he thinks was given to him out of pity pity for a cripple with a deformed and useless hand Then a two bit crook takes a pot shot at Halley who winds up, once again, in a hospital On leave, visiting with the father of his ex wife, Halley is drawn into a complex investigation of financial fraud, crooked real estate deals and race track politics Along the way he will learn to confront hi Sid Halley used to be a jockey,


  5. says:

    What is there to say about Dick Francis As I think about all of his books yes, this review covers all of his books, and yes I ve read them all I think about a moral ethical hero, steeped in intelligence and goodness embroiled in evil machinations within British horse racing society either directly or indirectly The heroes aren t always horse jockies, they can be film producers, or involve heroes engaged in peripheral professions that somehow always touch the horse racing world.Buttha What is there to say about Dick Francis As I t


  6. says:

    I have read every Dick Francis book, here is what they have to offer Great charactersExcellent storiesWell thought out plotsGreat books


  7. says:

    Second Read Sid Halley is a most interesting character Having not read one since 2011, I was quite delighted to have found a copy and was able to read it Going to keep hunting My Mom was a huge Dick Francis fan and she introduced him to me We were both hooked and really enjoyed it This was like being with ...


  8. says:

    Mix equal parts of Agatha Christie, Eric Ambler, Graham Greene and Leslie Charteris Shake well And garnish with a dash of Grey and L Amour.Dick Francis is the perfect author for an enjoyable reading experience His characters remind me of watching the old Roger Mo...


  9. says:

    In Odds Against, Francis s fourth fictional outing, he takes a decidedly darker turn Although not lacking in evil villains, both Dead Cert and For Kicks had a strong aspect of glamorous wish fulfillment, and so, in its own way, did Nerve Alan, Rob, and Daniel all had tough times, sure, but overall they were living lives other people think they would want to lead In Odds Against, though, Francis creates for the first but not the last time a hero whose life is decidedly unaspiration In Odds Against, Francis s fourth fictional outing, he takes a decidedly dark


  10. says:

    Quite advanced for its time, really Sid Halley, an ex jockey, is a doubly damaged anti hero not only does he have a smashed hand that leaves him partially disabled, he was abandoned by his mother as a toddler After his riding career is over, he is offered a job as an investigator but his emotional scars keep him from doing much, until he meets someone as wounded as himself Halley is a typical Francis drifter through life, emotionally isolated but still financially comfortable enough to know Quite advanced for its time, really Sid Halley, an ex jockey, is a doubly


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