(kindle Ebook) Whip Hand Sid Halley #2 BY Dick Francis


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  • 06 April 2018
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Whip Hand Sid Halley #2 Read & download ì 2 Nd's top trainers came to beg his help in preventing foul play at the race track that Sid Halley began to know what being haunted really was. Dick Francis was never much for reoccurring characters However there were a couple protagonists that popped up now and again during his than five decade long career of penning bestselling award winning and brilliant suspense novels Sid Halley a personal favorite of mine made his first appearance with the release of Odds Against in 1965 In case you re unfamiliar with Sid here s the back story He was a champion steeple chase jockey but that career ended abruptly when a horse stepped directly on his left wrist and left him crippled He became a private investigator although he didn t take to the job right away Sid s left hand was later amputated following a run in with a bad guy with a steel poker and a bad temper I don t know how old I was when I started reading what would be considered adult fiction but Dick Francis was one of the first authors I really latched onto Honestly I thought I d read every book he wrote So you can imagine my surprise and delight when I discovered recently that I d somehow missed one and it featured Sid Halley In Whip Hand 1979 Sid s investigative services are very much in demand He s hired to look into some suspicious racing syndicates an alarming trend of extremely promising horses from one trainer suddenly underperforming and falling ill and a con man who has Sid s ex wife facing a possible jail sentence due to her involvement in what turns out to be a bogus charity Sid initially doesn t make much progress on any of those fronts and one person wants very badly to keep it that way He not only warns Sid off but threatens him with very specific bodily injury Bottom line he s told if he persists with his inuiries he ll be missing two hands instead of just one The message gets through and Sid backs off for a while but then events conspire to throw him back into the fray and he soon discovers there are others that will go to great and painful lengths to stop him from uncovering the truth If you can t tell I am a huge Dick Francis fan and have been for as long as I can remember In fact he was perhaps the biggest influence behind A Shot at Redemption my first mystery novel I decided that if he could write dozens of incredibly compelling and entertaining stories about horse racing a sport I know and care little about I should be able to craft at least one decent plot with short track auto racing as the backdrop My readers can judge how well I succeeded The point is Francis inspired me as a reader as well as a writer Sid Halley remains the only Dick Francis character to appear in than two books and Whip Hand is one of just two novels to win the Gold Dagger and Edgar Award In case you re wondering John le Carr s The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is the other Dick Francis sadly passed away in 2010 at the age of 89 I assumed that had to be the end for Sid Halley too but he was resurrected in 2013 when Felix Francis released Dick Francis s Refusal Like all the other Sid Halley novels it s definitely worth reading I encourage you to take a look at my Turn the Page review Dreams of Glass ended abruptly when a horse stepped directly on his left wrist and left him crippled He became a private investigator although he didn t take to the job right away Sid s left hand was later amputated following a run in with a bad guy with a steel poker and a bad temper I don t know how old I was when I started reading what would be considered adult fiction but Dick Francis was one of the first authors I really latched onto Honestly I thought I d read Zawieszenie niewiary every book he wrote So you can imagine my surprise and delight when I discovered recently that I d somehow missed one and it featured Sid Halley In Whip Hand 1979 Sid s investigative services are very much in demand He s hired to look into some suspicious racing syndicates an alarming trend of Healing Sex A Mind Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma extremely promising horses from one trainer suddenly underperforming and falling ill and a con man who has Sid s Spark Stronger #3 ex wife facing a possible jail sentence due to her involvement in what turns out to be a bogus charity Sid initially doesn t make much progress on any of those fronts and one person wants very badly to keep it that way He not only warns Sid off but threatens him with very specific bodily injury Bottom line he s told if he persists with his inuiries he ll be missing two hands instead of just one The message gets through and Sid backs off for a while but then Wonder Woman and Philosophy events conspire to throw him back into the fray and he soon discovers there are others that will go to great and painful lengths to stop him from uncovering the truth If you can t tell I am a huge Dick Francis fan and have been for as long as I can remember In fact he was perhaps the biggest influence behind A Shot at Redemption my first mystery novel I decided that if he could write dozens of incredibly compelling and Sozialismus Und Kapitalistische Gesellschaftsordnung entertaining stories about horse racing a sport I know and care little about I should be able to craft at least one decent plot with short track auto racing as the backdrop My readers can judge how well I succeeded The point is Francis inspired me as a reader as well as a writer Sid Halley remains the only Dick Francis character to appear in than two books and Whip Hand is one of just two novels to win the Gold Dagger and Edgar Award In case you re wondering John le Carr s The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is the other Dick Francis sadly passed away in 2010 at the age of 89 I assumed that had to be the Sponsor Tom 1 Sponsor #1 end for Sid Halley too but he was resurrected in 2013 when Felix Francis released Dick Francis s Refusal Like all the other Sid Halley novels it s definitely worth reading I Dragon's Bride encourage you to take a look at my Turn the Page review

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Whip Hand Sid Halley #2 Read & download ì 2 ChallengingFirst classTHE BALTIMORE SUNSid Halley once a jockey was now a private invesigator with only one good hand left after a horse fel. Winning was all Winning was my function What I was there for What I wanted What I was born forIn the dream I won the race The shouting turned to cheering and the cheering lifted me up on its wings like a wave But the winning was all not the cheering I woke in the dark as I often did at four in the morningThere was silence No cheering just silenceI could still feel the way I moved with the horse the ripple of muscle through both of the striving bodies uniting in one I could still feel the irons round my feet the calves of my legs gripping the balance the nearness to my head of the stretching brown neck the mane blowing in my mouth my hands on the reinsThere came at that point the second awakening The real one The moment in which I first moved and opened my eyes and remembered that I wouldn t ride any races ever Sid Halley is the uintessential Francis hero It is no surprise for me that in a long list of stand alone novels he is the only one to be given a second and third chance in the limelight He is probably the closest the author has come to talk about himself about the former top steeplechase jockey whose whole life turned around the racing track who was forced to give up the love of his life and start a new career And who brought to this new career all the will to get to the top all the dedication and the professionalism that defined him on the back of a horseThis particular novel has an additional personal appeal to me as it is the very first thriller by Dick Francis that I ever read back in the early 1990 s Twenty five years later I am still one of the faithfull fans of the authorSid Halley has been forced out of his chosen profession by a horrible accident that mauled his whip hand In his first novel Odds Against he is trying to deal with the trauma and to find a new purpose in life by joining a private investigation agency focusing on the racing world In the beginning of this second novel Sid is still investigating crooks and liars around the racetrack is self employed and rather too well appreciated for his success This fame and his rate of success translates in the bad guys trying to drive him out by threats and physical violenceAs you can see from my opening uote the thriller is written in the first person narrative and a liking for the protagonist is key to the enjoyment of the ride When I try to picture Sid in my mind I m thinking of one of those tall in the saddle cowboy heroes of the 50 s like Jimmy Stewart Gary Cooper or Gregory Peck The uiet types unassuming soft spoken and serious but unbending and relentless in the pursuit of justice Sid may be viewed as bad news by the rascals he chases but in his own mind he is daily battling with feelings of inadeuacy with loneliness and regrets over his broken marriage with the empty places left in his life after he was exiled from the racetrack When you look at me what do you see You know what I see Do you see a lot of fears and self doubts and feelings of shame and uselessness and inadeuacy Of course not you never show feelings like that No one does Everyone has an outside and an inside and the two can be uite different To myself I m a jumble of uncertainty and fear and stupidityI believe Sid is saved by this very insecurity which pushes him to try harder and to fight back I also admire his stoicism his sense of humour and his curiosity about the world and the people he meets In a cynical world that eyes only profit and where the end justifies the evil means used to achieve it Sid is a breath of fresh air and hope in the chance of the underdog to bring down the fat cats of businessI will not go into details about the plot it is good and clever but not exceptional Three separate lines of investigation weave in and out of focus the mysterious death of champion colts an internal investigation of corruption at the top level of the Jockey Club and a private reuest from Sid s former wife to unmask a confidence trickster The obligatory scenes of brutality and physical injury are starting to annoy me a bit after encountering them in every single novel by Francis that I read but they serve their purpose in the plot and in separating the bad guys from the good guysIn conclusion my rating is a subjective rabid fan one but I would recommend the first two Sid Halley novels as a great entry drug for readers as yet unfamiliar with the books of Dick Francis

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Whip Hand Sid Halley #2 Read & download ì 2 L on the other His new life though could never erase the haunting memories of his past glories But it was only when the wife of one of Engla. My first Dick Francis read and it was great Not all that fond of books set abroad but didn t know that when I began reading Can say though that it didn t bother or annoy me at all that it was set in England Actually learned much about England by reading the book Story was uniue and the writing was way way above average Clear clean with no excess words Dick Francis from what I ve read had no training in writing but he was a jockey so he knows his subject Look forward to reading Francis for many years and hoping the last book I read of his is only one half as good as this was It was great reading and kept me guessing with making so many turns hither and yon around the track Many than you ll find at an actual racetrack that s for damn sure Be nice if we were related too since Francis is a family name