Monday, August 16, 2010


Deceit. Unless Felix Francis decides to continue, Crossfire will be the 44th and last Dick Francis novel, and the fourth on which Felix collaborated with his father, who has since died. Like almost all the earlier novels, this one features a strong and sympathetic protagonist, a well-paced plot, and a mystery that untangles at just the right time. Tom Forsyth returns from service in Afghanistan following the loss of a foot in an IED explosion. He ends up at home and finds his mother distant, cold and distracted. Tom stumbles onto an extortion and blackmailing plot rooted in fraud and deceit. For the waning days of Summer, this will be perfect reading entertainment.

Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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