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The narrator of Francis's 26th mystery is Tony Beach, a young widower who fights his grief by keeping busy at his wine shop and by socializing. Eventually he teams up with private detective Gerard McGregor to find the hijackers of several trucks of spirits; the pair then take on a case involving the adulteration of whiskey and wine at a cafe. In rapid order the cafe's steward is brutally murdered, and Tony and Gerard just miss being killed. Tony's severest test occurs at the "stunning climax of what may be judged the best of Francis's bestsellers so far; it's a corker," PW commented.
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A regular winner ... as smooth, swift and lean as ever Sunday Express As a jockey, Dick Francis was unbeatable when he got into his stride. The same is true of his crime writing Daily Mirror --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
I really enjoy Mr. Francis' books. I'm not a racing enthusiast, but the details about racing are still interesting. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bonnie Dickson
A great DF book. What he is all about. Nice crisis at the beginning, avoids cliches as much as thrillers can, and excellently written and conceived. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lars Pendicott
Typical Dick Francis, full of twists and turns, informative and informational. It is a great read and will be educational if one is interested in wine and adult beverages.Published 2 months ago by C. Daniel McClean
Tony Beach, a wine merchant with a talented palate, is enlisted to help investigate a scam involving fine wines and single malt scotches. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joe Da Rold
I just this author. His books are well researched , gripping and very entertaining. Can't put it down once you start.Published 4 months ago by R. Kruger