Things are hotting up in this latest thriller from bestselling
author Felix Francis, in his fifth solo novel Front Runner.
Jefferson Hinkley is back. In his role as an undercover
investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff is
approached by the multi-time champion jockey, Dave Swinton, to
discuss the delicate matter of losing races on purpose. Little does
Jeff realise that the call would result in an attempt on his life,
locked in a sauna with the temperature well above boiling point.
Dave Swinton is then found dead, burnt beyond recognition in his
car at a deserted beauty spot. The police think it's a suicide but
Jeff is not so sure. He starts to investigate the possible races
that Swinton could have intentionally lost but discovers instead
that others are out to prevent him from doing so, at any cost.