WITH THE STAKES SO HIGH, RACING CAN BE A DEADLY BUSINESS
'Felix Francis' novels gallop along splendidly' Jilly Cooper
Chris Rankin is a doctor, a specialist in Emergency Medicine at Cheltenham Hospital, but a doctor who also has health problems.
A smartly dressed man has been found unconscious at the local racecourse and is rushed to the hospital, where he subsequently dies. But who is he? Where does he come from? He had no form of identification on him, and no one claims the body.
Doctor Rankin is intrigued by the nameless dead man, obsessed even, and starts asking questions. However, someone doesn’t want the questions answered and will go to any lengths to prevent it, including attempting murder. But no one else believes that someone tried to kill Chris, leaving the doctor no option but to discover who the nameless man is and why he died, preferably before following him into an early grave.
The Francis brand of thrillers are bigger and bolder for a new generation!
Praise for Felix Francis's novels:
'The Francis flair is clear for all to see' Daily Mail
'From winning post to top of the bestseller list, time after time' Sunday Times
'The master of suspense and intrigue' Country Life
'A tremendous read' Woman's Own
Dr. Christine Rankin, the fraught narrator of bestseller Francis's moving fourth thriller set in the world of British horse-racing (after 2016's Triple Crown), suffers from panic attacks and an eating disorder. Her troubles mount with the death of a patient under her care, an unidentified middle-aged man who was found unconscious in a Cheltenham Racecourse restroom and later died while she was attending to an accident victim. After a complaint is filed against Rankin, she's suspended from work, and suicidal thoughts lead to her confinement in a psychiatric institution. After she's released and finds work as a doctor at the Cheltenham Racing Festival, she eagerly finds out more about the dead man's identity and the circumstances of his death. Rankin's obsession grows after she learns that an injured jockey she's treating lies to her about recognizing the dead man. Francis devises a subtle, clever scheme for the heart of the mystery, and he excels at making his broken lead credible and sympathetic even as she engages in reckless behavior.