- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 7 hours and 46 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
- Audible.com Release Date: April 1, 2010
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003F2368I
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An alternate plot follows the fortunes of seven college friends who hit a big Pick Six at Saratoga and used their lucre to enable a lifelong dream of racehorse ownership. The guys luck out again purchasing a horse they name The Badger Express who goes on to win over $3 million for their stable named "The Significant Seven." After an injury, The Badger Express is retired to stud and his owners sign an agreement that as each individual dies all the stallion's earnings as a sire will accrue to the syndicate . This sets up a scenario for suspicious deaths and Doyle becomes concerned as one after another the members die unexpectedly. Add in a couple of ex Navy-Seal Blackwater mercenary types and the plots thicken.
McEvoy cleverly combines plots and presents chapters fluctuating from past to present to heighten suspense. His expertise in all things racehorse stems from his long-time career as Midwest editor of the Daily Racing Form. For local readers, McEvoy includes some "inside jabs" -if you are involved in racing here, you may find a character named similarly to yourself which adds to the fun.
Every one of McEvoy's mysteries deals with true life situations--the killing of horses for insurance, race fixing, a track hard put to compete with the casinos, the lucky winners of big pots, the sponging of horses--an old time ploy recently revived, and more.Read more ›
of a civilian to solve 7 murders. Unlikely, a civilian, who has a few skeletons in his closet & associates with shady characters
has to solve heinous crimes for the FBI. Still it's an enjoyable work of fiction, & presents good info on the working of the
world of racing.
Back in 2002, The Significant Seven, who met as students at the U of Wisconsin three decades earlier, won the Pick Six and use their winnings to buy racing horses. They have local success thanks to Badger Express. As Jack is undercover at Heartland, professional killers are assassinating the Significant Seven one at a time, but supplement their hit list with Jack whose investigation crosses over.
This is an exhilarating thriller as Jack works a cruelty to animals betting fix case, which leads him to a serial killer investigation. The story line is faster than Secretariat ran the Belmont as Jack finds himself in several Close Call predicaments. Mystery fans especially those who enjoy the Sport of Kings will appreciate this entry and the series as John McEvoy enhances the whodunit with horse racing tales.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Super book. Of course, I enjoy any book having to do with horses and racing. Always learn something new. Would recommend to anyone.Published 8 months ago by L. Wemmers
A very well written racing story. The writer has improved dramatically with this the second in a carry on series of three books. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Fish
Another of John's books that makes you not wanting to put it down. Great reading! The ending was quite a surprise. Didn't see that coming.Published 21 months ago by Ed Kamin Jr.
It’s apparent the author knows the horseracing world. The novel is shot through with funny and poignant stories about owners, jockeys, and track workers. Read morePublished 22 months ago by carl brookins