Things are hotting up in this latest thriller from bestselling
author Felix Francis, in his fifth solo novel Front Runner.
Jefferson Hinkley is back. Operating as an undercover investigator
for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff is approached by the
multiple-champion jockey, Dave Swinton, to discuss the delicate
matter of his losing races on purpose. Little does Jeff realise
that his visit to Swinton's house will result in a brutal attempt
on his life. Shortly after Jeff narrowly escapes a certain and
grisly death, the charred body Dave Swinton is found in his burnt
out car at a deserted beauty spot in Oxfordshire. The police seem
think it's a suicide but Jeff is not so sure. He starts to
investigate those races that Swinton could have intentionally lost,
but soon discovers instead that there are those who would prevent
him from doing so, at any cost.