Dick Francis, Author
Dick Francis, Author Fawcett Books $5.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-449-20754-3
Reviewed on: 02/01/1986
Release date: 02/01/1986
The narrator of Francis's 26th mystery is Tony Beach, a young widower who fights his grief by keeping busy at his wine shop and by socializing. Eventually he teams up with private detective Gerard McGregor to find the hijackers of several trucks of spirits; the pair then take on a case involving the adulteration of whiskey and wine at a cafe. In rapid order the cafe's steward is brutally murdered, and Tony and Gerard just miss being killed. Tony's severest test occurs at the ""stunning climax of what may be judged the best of Francis's bestsellers so far; it's a corker,'' PW commented. (April)
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