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|Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch||MFIC FRANCIS DEA (Text)||34207001288951||Adult Fiction - Mystery||Available||-|
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|Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main||FIC FRA (Text)||36803000671060||FICTION||Available||-|
|Brazil PL - Brazil||FRANCIS (Text)||38160000583482||Second Floor, Fiction||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 9780399154768 (hb.)
- Physical Description: 342 pages ; 24cm
- Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2007.
|Summary, etc.:|| After a silence of six years, Francis made a triumphant return last year, bringing back the ever-intriguing series hero Sid Halley in Under Orders. Now, Francis introduces a new hero, chef Max Moreton, who runs a thriving restaurant near the Newmarket racetrack. Moreton has a complex background; he's afraid of horses yet fascinated by the world of horse racing (his father was a steeplechase jockey and racehorse trainer). Francis is, as always, completely convincing when it comes to the track, but his efforts at depicting the challenges and delights of cooking seem labored and secondhand (his son, Felix, is credited with the research for this book). Unfortunately, the cookery details often seem pasted on and unnecessary. The action, however, is first-rate Francis. It centers on Moreton's travails as chef. First, food poisoning hits his guests and staff at a racing gala. The next day, a bomb shatters the grandstand box where Moreton has catered a lunch. And as Moreton struggles to decipher the cause of the food poisoning and whether it was connected to the bombing, he suffers the prospect of financial ruin and emotional trauma from the bombing. Then he discovers that someone is out to kill him. This mix of cooking and racetrack isn't close enough to horse racing to be completely satisfying Francis, but the action and the hero's struggles deliver a solid punch
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