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Forfeit When Reporter Bert Checkov Falls To His Death, His Colleague James Tyrone Thinks He Can Prove It Was Murder But There S No Such Thing As A Sure Thing.

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  1. says:

    James Tyrone is a sports writer for a tabloid paper called The Blaze It s not the most respectable paper in town, but it pays better than itsprestigious counterparts and Tyrone badly needs the money Tyrone s principal beat is horseracing and one day after lunch he walks a fellow scribe back to his office The other reporter, Burt Chekov, writes for a competitor, but he and Tyrone have been friends Chekov has been drinking heavily of late and seems to be deeply troubled He s also been t James Tyrone is a sports writer for a tabloid paper called The Blaze It s not the most respectable paper in town, but it pays better than itsprestigious counterparts and Tyrone badly needs the money Tyrone s principal beat is horseracing and one day after lunch he walks a fellow scribe back to his office The other reporter, Burt Chekov, writes for a competitor, but he and Tyrone have been friends Chekov has been drinking heavily of late and seems to be deeply troubled He s also been touting horses in his column, encouraging readers to bet heavily on his picks, only to have some of the horses withdraw from the races at the last minute, leaving the people who bet on them out of luck As Tyrone walks Chekov to his office, Chekov says something that leads Tyrone to believe he has been being blackmailed and then, shortly thereafter, Chekov accidentally falls out of the window of his office to his death.Tyrone smells a story and begins digging into the horses that Chekov was touting He ultimatel...

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    Synopsis blurb.Bert Checkov was a Fleet Street racing correspondent with an unnerving talent for tipping non starters for big races But the advice he gave James Tyrone, a few minutes before he fell to his death, was of a completely different nature Not one for the quiet life, Tyrone has a bloodhound s nose for trouble and pretty soon he s caught up in an increasingly dangerous game One that threatens him, his crippled wife and the credibility of the racing world Blowing the roof off is Synopsis blurb.Bert Checkov was a Fleet Street racing correspondent with an unnerving talent for tipping non starters for big races But the advice he gave James Tyrone, a few minutes before he fell to his d...

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    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 think a...

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    This is the second Francis novel I ve read, and it showed that my enjoyment of Reflex was no fluke This is a strong suspense novel which, while set in and dependent upon the milieu of horse racing, does not require much in the way of previous knowledge I have no real affinity for horses, in any capacity though I do occasionally exclaim And I want a pony, but that s beside the point , and I was only occasionally left out by this.As with many British mystery suspense novels of the time publi This is the second Francis novel I ve read, and it showed that my enjoyment of Reflex was no fluke This is a strong suspense novel which, while set in and dependent upon the milieu of horse racing, does not require much in the way of previous knowledge I have no real affinity for horses, in any capacity though I do occasionally exclaim And I want a pony, but that s beside the point , and I was only occasionally left out by this.As with many British mystery suspense...

  5. says:

    I wish Francis had writtenbooks featuring James Tyrone.

  6. says:

    Another great Dick Francis book featuring the horse racing world This time the main character is a sports news reporter known for his sensational inside stories about owners, trainers and bookies Even though the setting is in the horse racing world, Francis finds a way to make each of the books fresh and exciting The writer has been asked to do a piece for the magazine Tally, and as his salary at the newspaper is barely enough to keep him and his severely handicapped wife, he is given permiss Another great Dick Francis book featuring the horse racing world This time the main character is a sports news reporter known for his sensational inside stories about owners, trainers and bookies Even though the setting is in the horse racing world, Francis finds a way to make each of the books fresh and exciting The writer has been asked to do a piece for the magazine Tally, and as his salary at the newspaper is barely enough to keep him and his severely handicapped wife, he...

  7. says:

    I always enjoy Dick Francis good story good plot.

  8. says:

    As a snapshot of what life was like in the 60s it was a fascinating read, really enjoyed all the little details Some of the attitudes were shockingly out of date when looked at with a 21stC perspective The crime myst...

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    They say third time is the charm, but in Dick Francis s case it was fourth time He had been nominated for the Edgar for Best Novel in each of the three preceding years before finally winning it with FORFEIT in 1970 Getting the last laugh, he went on to win it twiceand became a Grand Master in 1996.This was the first of his books I have read I tend to go for series books, am not immediately attracted to thrillers, and follow horseracing only if invited to a Derby Day party, so I hadn t t They say third time is the charm, but in Dick Francis s case it was fourth time He had been nominated for the Edgar for Best Novel in each of the three preceding years before finally winning it with FORFEIT in 1970 Getting the last laugh, he went on to win it twiceand became a Grand Master in 1996.This was the first of his books I have read I tend to go for series books, am not immediately attracted to thrille...

  10. says:

    Good storyline overall, but it dragged a bit in execution.

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