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Close Call: A Jack Doyle Mystery (Jack Doyle Mysteries #2)

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Ex-amateur boxer and failed advertising account executive Jack Doyle, hero of Blind Switch, returns to the world of thoroughbred horse racing at a suburban Chicago track in this new thriller by the author of award-winning Riders Down. With the help of furrier-to-the-mob Moe Kellman, Doyle is hired as publicity director at Monee Park, a struggling suburban Chicago track own ...more
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Published May 27th 2010 by Poisoned Pen Press (first published March 1st 2008)
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Mar 08, 2010 Maddy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008-reads
PROTAGONIST: Jack Doyle
SETTING: Chicago, Illinois
SERIES: #2 of 2
RATING: 3.25

Monee Park in Chicago is a racetrack that is struggling to stay open. Jim Joyce, the original owner, bequeathed the track to his niece Celia McCann, and Irish nephew, Niall Hanratty, with a 51-49% split. Celia feels that the track will get back on its feet with the passage of a pending bill allowing for video game machines to be installed at horse tracks. Following the advice of a local sleazy lawyer, Niall wants to sell
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Shelves: horses, chicago, racing
Not as much awful violence as usual.
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John McEvoy, former editor and senior correspondent for Daily Racing Form, is the author of five non-fiction books on thorougbred horse racing, including the award-winning Great Horse Racing Mysteries. Photo Finish is his fifth mystery novel and fourth featuring the adventurous Jack Doyle. One of McEvoy's earlier novels, Riders Down, won a Ben Franklin Award. He and his wife Judy live in Evanston, ...more
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Jack Doyle Mysteries (5 books)
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