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  1. says:

    The protagonists in Dick Francis novels rarely ever made repeat appearances but one of the exceptions is Sid Halley who we see for the second time in Whip Hand Halley is a former jockey whose career was ended when a horse rolled over on him crushing his left hand The hand was ultimately amputated and he now has a prosthesis But it's impossible for him to continue riding under these circumstancesHalley has thus become a private investigator and not surprisingly a number of his cases involve the racing world In this instance the wife of a trainer approaches him and asks him to ensure the safety of one of her husband's prize race horses In the past couple of years two of his horses which were virtually guaranteed to win major races fell way short and ultimately developed health problems and had to be retired from racing The woman is afraid that it's going to happen again with a horse that's set for a big race in a couple of weeks or so She wants Halley to make sure that no one interferes with the horse but she also wants him to do so without letting her husband know that she has hired him Naturally this might be somewhat difficult but Halley accepts the assignmentInevitably of course there is something rotten if not in Denmark then at least in the racing world and vicious malevolent forces will attempt to prevent Halley from completing his appointed mission As usual Francis spins an entertaining tale and this book will appeal to his loyal readers and to others who might find a mystery set in the English racing world intriguing


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    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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    Basicallythe Dick Francis hero in each of his racing thrillers is the same personHe is decentmorally upright and very likableBut in each of the Francis bookshe appears with a different name and professionSid Halleythe protagonist of Whip Handmakes multiple appearances in his bookshoweverHe has had a nasty racing falland one of his hands is uselessIt also makes it easier for villains to torture himwhere he is most vulnerableHis wife has left himbut he still has a great friendship with his former father in lawDespite his handicaphe has become a private investigatorSome horses not running well and Sid Halley is asked to investigateAlong the waythere is plenty of violence and threats directed at HalleyThe theme of torture is part of many a Francis novelwhich is not my favourite element of his booksHalley investigates and beats the oddsAlong the wayhe has a memorable ride in a hot air balloon flying at a high altitude to make good his escape from the baddiesAnother solid entertainer from the Francis stable


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    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


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    What is there to say about Dick Francis? As I think about all of his books yes this review covers all of his books and yes I've read them all I think about a moral ethical hero steeped in intelligence and goodness embroiled in evil machinations within British horse racing society either directly or indirectly The heroes aren't always horse jockies they can be film producers or involve heroes engaged in peripheral professions that somehow always touch the horse racing worldBut than that Francis's heroes are rational human beings The choices made are rational choices directed by a firm objective philosophy that belies all of Francis's novels The dialogue is clear and touched with humor no matter the intensity of evil that the hero faces The hero's thoughts reveal a vulnerability that is touching while his actions are always based on doing the right thing to achieve justice Causing the reader to deeply care about the characters in a novel is a difficult thing to do No such worries in a Francis novel The point of view is first person you are the main character as you read the story usually the character of Mr Douglas The hero is personable like able non violent but delivering swift justice with his mind rather than through physical means This is not to say that violence is a stranger to our hero Some of it staggering and often delivered by what we would think of normal persons living in British societyYou will come to love the world of Steeple Chase racing you will grow a fondness for horses stables trainers and the people who live in that world You will read the books devouring one after the other and trust me Dick Francis has a lot of novels over 40 by my last countThere are several series woven into the fabric of Francis's work notably the Sid Halley and Kit Fielding seriesAssessment Dick Francis is one of my favorite writers I read his books with a fierce hunger that remains insatiable and I mourn his death


  6. says:

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  7. says:

    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 Carré'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


  8. says:

    The second Sid Halley book read many years after the first brilliant book Retired jockey with an artificial electronic hand turned private investigator faces three tough plots at the same time two of them including physical violence and intimidation


  9. says:

    198513 June 199814 Dec 2000Another reread Not one of my favorites This one was written in '65 back when Dick was trying to be so hard boiled I like the character of Sid and his father in law Charles but everything else is so grim and no so psychological It's okay to while away time but not something to pick up just for a good read I have a harder time relating to Sid than most of the later heroes The way he reacts to his disfigurement is odd as is the way he just lets his marriage go Too passive for my tastes too unhappy


  10. says:

    Note GR description states first published January 1st 1969 this is not correct as book was first published in 1979 must be a typing error


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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 Carré'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 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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? 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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