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Second Wind

Francis, Dick
Meteoroligist Perry Stuart visits Florida, flies through a hurricane, crashes in the ocean, crashes again on land, meets a good woman, and helps catch the bad guys selling nuclear gook.

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7/2001

Shattered

Francis, Dick
Gerard Logan, glassblower, keeps getting attacked by people looking for a videotape his dead jockey friend sent him, except he doesn't HAVE said videotape. Very good!

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7/2001

Silks

Francis, Dick
Lawyer (and amateur jockey) Geoffrey Mason is threatened by awful thug Julian Trent to throw a case. Written with son Felix Francis, who looks like someone I'd enjoying having a drink with.

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11/2009

Slayride

Francis, Dick
David Cleveland, investigator for the English Jockey Club, goes to Norway to look for a missing jockey and some missing money.

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7/2001

Smokescreen

Francis, Dick
Actor Edward Lincoln goes to South Africa to find out why his friend's horses aren't racing well.

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5/2003

Straight

Francis, Dick
Jockey Derek Franklin takes over his brothers gem business when he is killed in an accident. Lots of gadgets!

QUOTE:

"Strewth," he said economically. "As you say," I replied. (pg. 312)

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7/2001

The Danger

Francis, Dick
Safety consultant Andrew Douglas rescues kidnap victims.

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7/2001

The Edge

Francis, Dick
Tor Keley, investigator for the Britich Jockey Club, travels incognito on The Great Transcontinental Mystery Race Train.

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7/2001

To The Hilt

Francis, Dick
Alexander Kinloch is a painter who lives in Scotland. Some thugs beat him up, looking for "it". Very good story, with interesting revelation at end.

QUOTE:

Some are born weird, some achieve it, others have weirdness thrust upon them [...] it seemed I'd been elected. (pg. 3)

WORDS I HAD TO LOOK UP:

Revenant (pg. 56) One who returns after an absence.

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8/2001

Trial Run

Francis, Dick
Randall Drew, a jockey who needs glasses, goes to Moscow to find the elusive Alyosha.

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8/2001

Twice Shy

Francis, Dick
Physicist/Schoolmaster Jonathan Derry deals with a handicapping computer program and the thugs that want it.

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7/2001

Under Orders

Francis, Dick
Sid Haley and his bionic arm track down the murderer of a jockey and a trainer, with the help of his cancer research chemist girlfriend and some DNA. What I like about Francis is you learn interesting technical stuff without being clobbered by it.

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7/2007

Whiphand

Francis, Dick
Sid Halley, the ex-jockey with the "bionic hand", is called upon to solve several complicated plots: His ex-wife and a charity; who is causing horses to get heart attacks; fradulent horse syndicates.

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8/2001

Wild Horses

Francis, Dick
Film director Thomas Lyon is trying to film a movie based on a book about a local suicide, but some one keeps trying to knife people. Excellent story, tears at the end.

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7/2001

Refusal

Francis, Felix
Sid Halley back to, unwillingly, investigate corruption on the track. Good story!

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6/2014

Just Ask Iris

Frank, Lucy
Iris Diaz-Pinkowitz moves to a very multi-cultural apartment building. She is having puberty problems, dog problems, cat problems,parrot problems, and typing problems. Good story!

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6/2008

Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin

Franklin, Benjamin
Small-print version too hard to read, need an large-print version with annotations!

Words I Had To Look Up:

working with them diligently like so many emmers (pg. 13) -- Emmer is a kind of wheat, can't find another meaning.
furze bush (pg. 61) -- A Gorse bush. Spiny, spiky, stickery!!
Philadelphia Experiments (pg. 175) -- Ben and his son William flew a kite in a storm.
grampus (pg. 247) -- A killer whale, probably.
fizgig (pg. 247) -- A fish gig, harpoon, or fish spear.

Quote:

So convenient a thing is it to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for every thing one has a mind to do. -- (pg. 41)

Quote:

...Temple of LEARNING: Every Peasant, who had wherewithal, was preparing to send one of his Children at least to this famous Place; and in this Case most of them consulted their own Purses instead of their Childrens Capacities: So that I observed, a great many, yea, the most part of those who were travelling thither, were little better than Dunces and Blockheads. Alas! Alas! -- (pg. 201)

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5/2009

Cold Mountain

Frazier, Charles
Civil War tale of a woman on a mountain farm and the deserter admirier returning home. Quite good, but I wish the ending had been a little different, or maybe not.

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5/2003

Mrs. Mike

Freedman, Benedict
Co-author Nancy Freedman. Story of Kathy, a Boston girl who goes to Calgary for her health, and marries a RCMP sergeant. The authors said they wrote the novel based on talks with Katherine O'Fallon Flanigan, and some claim it isn't very truthful, but it IS a wonderful story.

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11/2013

Above The Law

Freedman, J. F.
Lawyer Luke Garrison becomes a special prosecuter to investigate a DEA drug bust gone sour. Also has Kate Blanchard, both from from other books. Does not seem to use the phrase "I feature", thank goodness!!

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6/2002
20 books displayed
[Abadzis- Alcott] [Alcott- Anderson] [Andreae- Atkinson] [Atkinson- Balliett] [Balliett- Barnard] [Barnard- Barr] [Barr- Barrows] [Barry- Bear] [Bear- Beaton] [Beaton- Beattie, editor] [Beck- Black] [Black- Block] [Block- Bosch] [Bosch- Brillant] [Brin- Bryson] [Bryson- Bujold] [Bujold- Card] [Card- Card] [Card- Chabon] [Chainani- Clancy] [Clancy- Coben] [Coben- Colfer] [Colfer- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Cook] [Cook- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Creech] [Creech- Crusie] [Crusie- Cussler] [Cussler- Davies] [Davis- Dilloway] [Dilloway- Dorsey] [Dowd- Dunning] [DuPrau- Elkins] [Ellms- Evanovich] [Evanovich- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Finnin] [Fisher Smith- Fleischman] [Fleischman- Foster] [Foster- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Freedman] [Freedman- Gaiman] [Gaiman- George] [Gerber- Gores] [Gores- Granger] [Granger- Greenberg] [Greenfield- Grimes] [Grimes- Haddix] [Haddix- Hall] [Hall- Hallinan] [Hallinan- Hautman] [Hautman- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Herrera] [Herriot- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hillerman] [Hillerman- Hobbs] [Hochschild- Hudgens] [Hudson- Jacobs] [James- Jones] [Jones- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Key] [Khoury- King-Smith] [Kingsbury- Konrath] [Konrath- Lampman] [Landry- Lawrence] [Lawrence- Leonard] [Leonard- Lewis] [Lichtman- Lowry] [Lowry- MacAvoy] [MacDonald- Manley] [Marcinko- Martini] [Martini- Mazer] [McBain- McCarthy] [McCaughrean- McDevitt] [McDonald- Meyer] [Meyer- Moody] [Moon- Mosley] [Mosley- Nicholson] [Nicholson- Norton] [Norton- O'Brian] [O'Brian- Oates] [Oliver- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patterson] [Patterson- Pearson] [Pearson- Peters] [Petry- Porter] [Portis- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Pullman] [Pullman- Reeve] [Reeve- Ringo] [Ringo- Roosevelt] [Rose- Russell] [Russell- Sagan] [Salzman- Scattergood] [Schatzing- Scott] [Scott- Sepetys] [Seranella- Shusterman] [Shute- Smith] [Smith- Spinelli] [Spinelli- Steinberg] [Steinhauer- Stross] [Stross- Swee] [Sweeney- Thompson] [Thorp- Turtledove] [Turtledove- Van Draanen] [Van Draanen- Waldman] [Walker- Werlin] [West- Westlake] [Westlake- Winchester] [Winchester- Wouk] [Wrede- Zusak] 

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