High Stakes tpbk (Jack Doyle #6) (Paperback)

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This is book number 6 in the Jack Doyle (Paperback) series.

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Irreverent Jack Doyle has worn many hats, one or two blown off by his irrepressible temper. A former boxer, advertising rep, and publicity man, Jack's mid-life career has been shaped by the world of thoroughbred horse racing and dark deeds therein. So it's no surprise when two FBI agents he's sleuthed with before pressure him to identify an animal activist who is carrying out "mercy killings" of retired race horses donated to veterinary schools. Plus two Chicago senior citizens are being threatened by an imperious Internet millionaire intent on owning their beloved horse. Then a call comes from Ireland where the life of Jack's friend Niall Hanratty, the noted bookmaker, is under attack from an unknown enemy. Meanwhile Doyle's nemesis Harvey Rexroth, the rapacious media mogul Jack helped put into federal prison, enlists a fellow inmate, a Mob-connected attorney, to have Jack killed. Carrying out this contract will be W. D. Wiems, a brilliant, frighteningly warped University of Kansas student who has eagerly launched a career of murder for hire. Fast tracking, Jack visits vet schools while juggling pieces of investigations near home and traveling twice to Ireland where his quest to find Hanratty's enemy takes him to Kinsale, Connemara, and a Dublin slum. Meanwhile the vicious contract killer is, all unknown, tracking Jack... John McEvoy, a former editor and executive columnist for thoroughbred horse racing's "Bible," Daily Racing Form, is the author of six mystery novels published by Poisoned Pen Press, High Stakes the most recent, as well as four non-fiction books. Two of his books won Ben Franklin Awards from the Independent Publishers' Association. He and his wife Judy live in Evanston, IL. http: //joehoy.com/clients/johnmcevoybooks.

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John McEvoy, a former editor and executive columnist for thoroughbred horse racing's "Bible," Daily Racing Form, is the author of six mystery novels published by Poisoned Pen Press, High Stakes the most recent, as well as four non-fiction books. Two of his books won Ben Franklin Awards from the Independent Publishers' Association. He has been a horse owner and is a widely-published poet. He and his wife Judy live in Evanston, IL.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781464202766
ISBN-10: 1464202761
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: December 9th, 2014
Pages: 250
Language: English
Series: Jack Doyle (Paperback)