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Praise for Blind Switch "This accomplished first novel set in the world of horse racing is bound to be compared to the novels of Dick Francis..." -Publishers Weekly starred review One-time amateur boxer Jack Doyle, an irreverent and rebellious advertising account representative, goes to work one fine Chicago day and finds his desk-and his job-both gone. A two-time loser at the marriage game as well, Doyle, usually ultra-confident, fishes himself out of a bottle to take stock, realizing, "with a thumping finality, that Life sure as hell did have his Number and was crunching it." At loose ends, Doyle accepts an unusual offer from an acquaintance, Moe Kellman, to fix a horse race. The context of making the deal-a Cubs game at storied Wrigley Field- sets up a chain of events that will lead the FBI to Doyle's door. They "coopt" him into a quest after people who are maiming or killing thoroughbred horses for their insurance values. Their number one target is a loathsome media mogul who can't bear to lose...at anything. John McEvoy, former Midwest Editor and senior correspondent for Daily Racing Form, is the author of several previously published non-fiction books on thoroughbred horse racing, including the award-winning Great Horse Racing Mysteries. Blind Switch is the first novel in his Jack Doyle horseracing mysteries set in Chicago. He lives and writes in Evanston, IL. www.johnmcevoyauthor.com

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781590582763
ISBN-10: 1590582764
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Pages: 292
Imprint: Poisoned Pen Press
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John McEvoy

John McEvoy, former Midwest editor and senior correspondent for "Daily Racing Form," is the author of five previously published non-fiction books on thoroughbred horse racing, including the award-winning "Great Horse Racing Mysteries." He has also published a book of poetry. This is his first novel. McEvoy and his wife Judy live in Evanston, IL.

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