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In a new Jaguar, at 80 mph, they are on their way, when a car in front of them loses control and hits the median. He has quit horseracing but still loves extreme sports and is pushing to be the best in tobogganing on the Cresta Run, still going breathtaking speeds with corresponding chances of bodily harm, just like in steeplechasing. I was disappointed because I was looking forward to a mystery, however I did gain insight to the mental health issues and their impact on an individual.

To read a book about men's mental health written in such a way, highlighting the pressures of the racing world, is not only needed, but absolutely necessary. Miles waits to confront Jerry, but when the horse Jerry was holding comes into the stables alone, Miles goes looking for Jerry and finds him face downon the ice, when he rolls him over he sees Jerry seems to have had a good beating, but refuses to let Miles get the police or and ambulance. This really was a story about insecurity, mental health, alcohol addiction, and lots of poor choices. The main premise throughout though wasn't a crime thriller, it was the impact of bullying and trauma have on our mental health, and what it can lead it.But his father died in a road accident with Miles was twelve leaving his family is some financial dire straits. It's full of beautiful scenery, set in the middle of the winter and would make a nice read for beating the heat. His mother will begin a struggle to pay the bills, and eventually commits suicide, for which Miles also blames himself.

I understand I can change my preference through my account settings or unsubscribe directly from any marketing communications at any time. Felix Francis has done a very nice job continuing his father’s horse-themed mysteries, and if you only read the blurb on its webpage, Iced seems to be just another one of these. He's abandoned the entire horseracing industry to preserve his mental health but the speed and danger of racing down an icy course at high speed fills his need for adventure. About half-way through the pace increased somewhat, and I kept going simply to find out what happened in the end.

If you're a confirmed reader of this author's books - and/or those of his late father, Dick Francis - do not expect this one to be another standard issue. This book lurches back-and-forth between the present and the past, between his racing days and his luging days. So IMHO, it's another one well done - maybe more so because it isn't just another formulaic entry into a series.

While working for the new trainer, Jerry Dickinson, he wins one race and then loses a very long series of others. Since then Miles has endured flashbacks and feelings of guilt because he survived the accident which killed his father. This was truly a half-ass effort by the author, Felix Francis, who poorly depicted horse racing, luge and alcoholism. Both triumph and disaster are ever present, but those imposters are ultimately dwarfed by exploitation and an addiction which see a promising career in ruins almost before it began. Whether it is an Uncle whose family farm rightfully belongs to him but Miles is salty because he thinks he is entitled to half as a partial heir.Moving across dual timelines we learn about Miles earlier life, his family and career as a jockey and what happened for it to go disastrously wrong.



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