Teddy Talbot is a bookie. He laments over the lack of respect that bookies get in the UK. This is a tale of his job, the travails he faces, his wife’s mental illness and his families curious history.
I was initially annoyed at the painstaking detail of the world of the legal bookie. It did end up setting the appropriate stage. Teddy was painted as an ordinary guy who faced some extraordinary events with creativity and panache. The setting of the UK horse racing community was colorful and well portrayed. I enjoyed the detailing of how high tech the security of the racing community is. The plot was intricate without being painfully so. It held my interest and you didn’t sniff out all of the nuances until the end.
I recommend the book, it was a good mystery.
Body of work of Dick Francis