FELIX FRANCIS BOOK LUNCH HOUR SIGNING
THE IVY BOOKSHOP
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 – 1:00pm
Felix Francis gallops to The Ivy for a midday book signing.
Undercover investigator Jeff Hinkley is assigned by the British Horseracing Authority to look into the activities of a suspicious racehorse trainer, but as he’s tailing his quarry through the Cheltenham Racing Festival, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place — the administration of illegal drugs to his horses?
Then many more horses test positive for prohibited stimulants, and someone starts making demands, threatening to completely destroy the integrity of the racing industry. In order to limit the damage to the sport, it’s critical that Jeff find the perpetrator … but he’ll soon learn he’s up against someone who will stop at nothing to prevail.
Felix Francis is Dick Francis’s youngest son. Born in 1953, Felix studied Physics and Electronics at London University and then embarked upon a 17-year career teaching advanced level physics at three schools, the last seven as head of the science department at Bloxham School in Oxfordshire.
Over the past 40 years, Felix assisted Dick with both the research and the writing of many of his novels. They shared a love of racing and often worked together on plot and character details at Dick’s home in the Cayman Islands. With the publication of Dead Heat in 2007, Felix took on a more significant role in writing. Silks was the second novel in this father-and-son collaboration, and Even Money was the third. Crossfire was the novel Dick and Felix Francis were working on when Dick passed away in February 2010, marking the end of one chapter and the beginning of another in the Dick Francis brand.
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