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Odds Against

by Dick Francis

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Published by Berkley .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7505002M
ISBN 100425198006
ISBN 109780425198001
OCLC/WorldCa57488506

  Odds Against (Book): Francis, Dick: After a fall from a racehorse that permanently crippled a hand, Sid Halley joined a detective agency. But it wasn't until some two-bit hoodlum drilled a slug into his side that he was sent out on a case of his own. That was where he met Zanna Martin, a woman who just might make life worth living again. Nathaniel Rich (born March 5, ) is an American novelist and is the author of "Losing Earth: A Recent History" (); the novels "King Zeno" (), Odds Against Tomorrow (), and The Mayor's Tongue (); and the non-fiction book San Francisco Noir: The City in Film Noir from to the has written essays and reviews for The New York Review of Books Children: 1.

  ODDS AGAINST THE HOUSE. by James Earl Jones. About the Book. How long would it take to fulfill his dire aspiration to win it big? Almost 50yrs. later, this story life lived is overwhelming and of course, the devil is in the details are overdue, and must be finally told Father-Time shares an unusual, yet unique account of how a Black Man Author: James Earl Jones. Get this from a library! Odds against. [Dick Francis] -- A hard fall took hotshot jockey Sid Halley out of the horse racing game, leaving him with a crippled hand, a broken heart, and the desperate need for a new job. Now he's landed a position with a.

He wrote four mysteries featuring ex-jockey Sid Halley: Odds Against (); Whip Hand (); Come to Grief (); and Under Orders (). Even though the books span 40 years, the elapsed time within/between all the stories is about 3 or 4 years. Technology advances with the times from book to book and we aren't supposed to notice that as. The information about Odds Against Tomorrow shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel.


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"Odds Against" is the first book in the Sid Halley trilogy. Sid Halley is a former jockey who lost the use of his hand when he had an accident during a race and a horse fell on him.

He can no longer ride, so his father-in-law has taken him into his business as a private eye/5(). Odds Against by Dick Francis is the first book in the Sid Halley series and it starts with a bang and runs flat out all the way to the wire.

Sid is a vibrant character with a life he wishes he didn't have. That is until the day he gets shot. From that moment on, his life will never be the same again/5().

So, Odds Against Tomorrow is a dystopian novel of sorts. But it's mostly about obsession. And Mitchell isn't obsessive just about disaster. He fixates on young women, first one, then another, to the point at which at least one reviewer describes the book as a love story.

But it's not that. It's just a novel about obsession. And, yes, it's very by: The Odds Against. Ever since his fiancee Petula Hogan had walked out on him to marry someone else, Carl Elliott had been a changed man, bitter and suspicious of all women - and Gail, who had loved him for years, was very worried about him/5.

Earlier he had been a Flt Lt in 43 Squadron and this story for the daylight battle is in his superb book:Duel of Eagles.

I bought The Odds Against Us hoping it was not a reprint of Duel in the Dark by Townsend and was not disappointed as this book is a completely /5(7). Against the Odds. Kiki lives with her mother, father, and repulsive old dog.

Life is good except that her father, a doctor, feels compelled to constantly embark on humanitarian missions to dangerous places. No matter how persuasive her arguments, Kiki can't convince him to stay home/5.

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The Odds of Being : Leigh Shine. Some of his famous works include In the Frame, To the Hilt, Odds Against, Whip Hand, Come to Grief, Under Orders, The Edge, The Rat Race and Proof among others. The author was also fascinated by other people’s jobs which he exhaustively analyzed in his books.

What Are the Odds. From Crack Addict to CEO. ORDER NOW. Purchase Today to Provide Jobs and Help Addicts "Proceeds from my book will help launch the Lindell Recovery Network (LRN).

LRN is a revolutionary platform I have been working on which will set people free from addiction once and for all.". The framework of Odds Against Tomorrow is a bank heist in a sleepy town that goes awry. Written from multiple points of view, it is, at its heart, a multi-layered and thoughtful analysis of racism, PTSD, parent/child relationships, corruption, power, greed, fear, redemption, honor, and love.4/5(3).

Odds Against Tomorrow goes the other route, focusing nearly exclusively on four main characters, one of whom spends much of the novel off-screen while two of the remaining three border on caricature. It's like Rich knows these people in real life but forgets we don't. Maybe they're NYC archetypes/5.

But he’s up against a field of thoroughbred criminals, and the odds against him are making it a long shot that he’ll even survive Praise for Dick Francis ‘Dick Francis is a wonder’ Cleveland Plain Dealer ‘Few things are more convincing than Dick Francis at a full gallop’ Chicago Tribune/5(20).

The hero of “Odds Against Tomorrow” is Mitchell Zukor, a peerless disaster forecaster, the world’s best worst-case ­scenarist. In the novel’s near-future, semi-alternate universe that. The following version of this book was used to create this study guide: Rich, Nathaniel.

Odds Against Tomorrow. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York. First Edition. After a first-person prologue set in the novel’s future, third person narration tells the story of statistics nerd Mitchell.

Buy a cheap copy of Odds Against book by Dick Francis. Former hotshot jockey Sid Halley landed a position with a detective agency, only to catch a bullet from some penny-ante thug. Now, he has to go up against a field Free shipping over $/5(5).

Odds Against Tomorrow Book Summary and Study Guide. Nathaniel Rich Booklist Nathaniel Rich Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Odds Against Tomorrow; A young futurist sells the visions of disaster - until one actually strikes.

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The wife of Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre, Deanna was inadvertently thrust into the spotlight when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in Odds Against Tomorrow is a film noir produced and directed by Robert Wise and starring Harry Belafonte. Belafonte selected Abraham Polonsky to write the script, which is based on a novel of the same name by William P.

McGivern. Blacklisted in those years, Polonsky had to use a front and John O. Killens was by: John Lewis. About Odds Against. Former hotshot jockey Sid Halley landed a position with a detective agency, only to catch a bullet from some penny-ante thug. Now, he has to go up against a field of thoroughbred criminals–and the odds are against him that he’ll even survive.

Odds Against Tomorrow, hailed by Rolling Stone as "the first great climate-change novel," is an all-too-plausible literary thriller, an unexpected love story, and a philosophically searching inquiry into the nature of fear.

The future is not what it used to be/5(9).Odds Against is the first of the Sid Halley books by Dick Francis and Geoffrey Howard is a wonderful narrator for Sid. This is an excellent book with a stellar narrator.

Do not hesitate to buy - you will not be disappointed. 5 people found this helpful.Odds Against (Francis Thriller) Kindle Edition by Dick Francis (Author) out of 5 stars ratings/5().