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This review is from: Dead Heat (Hardcover)
Not a disappointment! The voice is the same, so it's obviously a good collaboration; the father/son team has chosen the occupation of chef, but still in the orbit of racing. The book is complicated and detailed in the beginning, as is the usual Francis novel (I'm sometimes tempted to take notes) but well worth the investment of time. The research is sparkling, and father and son put it to good use, building an inventive mystery that will keep you glued to the pages and take you winging from Britain to America and back.
Once again the creepiness is allowed to seep in, Francis style, until suddenly you're immersed in it and wondering if there is any way out. My favorite Francis books feature the former jump jockey Sid Halley, but I enjoyed the chef/restaurant/music backstory. Always a lot to discover in a Francis mystery, and this one has just enough horse lore to keep us happy.