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MOBI ê DOC Banker By Dick Francis 9780399127786 ☆ It is difficult to say which was the first step towards the distant cataclysm Looking back Tim Ekaterin sees it as the day his boss stepped into a fountain From there he is drawn into events and meets people as yet unconnected but which when woven together by time and chance lead tTh Set in the world of merchant banking and thoroughbred racing Banker is a terrific story which grows from seemingly harmless seeds to a wholly horrific harves It seems to me that I am slowly but surely becoming a Dick Francis fan After Reflex Banker came next on my list Here are my thoughts after reading the novel The composition of this novel mirrors that one of Reflex in terms of slowly unfolding plot However unlike Reflex Banker spans over the time period of three years But thanks to Mr Francis' polished writing the transitions between the years are smooth and the final product is a well paced novel The events at the beginning of the novel might seem random at first but as the book progresses it becomes obvious fairly uickly that things are not as benevolent as they might seem at first glance The deviousness and foul play seethe under the surface almost like in Rosemary's baby but on a minuscule level here we haven't got any satanists but there are certainly mysterious conspiracies The latter were very well thought of; I predicted a thing or two perhaps but that's because I love to propose outrageous theories during the reading of a novel at times they turn out to be correct and not because the novel is predictable Then there's the protagonist Tim Ekaterin is well what to say? The kind of guy you want to have around in any kind of function He's determined to make a name for himself and prove himself worthy of a responsible position at the bank he contemplates every candidate for financing with much care and forethought He's honorable and trustworthy the type that always does the right thing no matter what Tim goes to extreme lengths to save his bank's money and while that may sound as if though he's cold and calculative it's not so He often reacts on instinct which in the end always proves to be a good thing to do Although one can hardly find a fault in Tim's character I just can't help but like him Francis made his character believable and that's good enough for me As I've gathered the common denominator of all Dick Francis novels is the tie with the late writer's former occupation Banker is indirectly connected with the world of horses and racing It primarily deals with the goings on in a London merchant bank but as the novel progresses certain aspects of the racing world emerge and take the steering wheel so to speak However Tim's job at Ekaterin's is described very persuasively and the reader can get a fairly good idea about what being a director in a merchant bank is about As Tim examines an unusual case which reuires his stamp of approval for financing both he and the reader get enlightened about running a horse farm and the proper care and feeding of race horses which make the novel interesting and give it that special Francis flareOverall I'm very pleased with this book and I can recommend it to everyone looking for an entertaining mystery read Suitable for youngsters PS I also like the ambiguous title of the novel Such wordplay is always bound to get extra points from me

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It is difficult to say which was the first step towards the distant cataclysm Looking back Tim Ekaterin sees it as the day his boss stepped into a fountain From This is among the better novels written by Dick Francis The protagonist Tim Ekaterin is an investment banker at a large and venerable firm The firm is approached by Oliver Knowles who owns a stud farm Knowles wants to borrow 5 million to buy a racehorse named Sandcastle and put him out to stud The horse has run brilliantly and on form would probably do eually well at stud This is not the sort of a loan that a staid conservative bank would normally even consider but several of the bank's directors including Tim and his boss have seen the horse run and are intrigued by the propositionTim is assigned to investigate Knowles his operation and his finances and make a recommendation to the board Tim develops an immediate affinity for Knowles is impressed with his operation and recommends that the bank make the loan with all sorts of precautions being taken The bank agrees with Tim and makes the loan over the strong objections of one director who insists that this will be a very costly mistake Tim is assigned as the case manager and is to stay in touch with Knowles and monitor the situationSince this is a Dick Francis novel something will go horribly wrong of course A word to the wise don't read the teaser on the book cover which gives way too much away in this regard Tim will have to try to sort it out in an effort to save both Knowles and the bank's investment Naturally there will be some very sinister people involved and things will ultimately get very dicey for virtually everyone but mostly for Tim EkaterinThis novel is a bit uniue in that it takes place over a period of three years Ekaterin is a fairly typical Francis protagonist who has fallen in love with the wrong woman but it's very interesting to watch him work He is forced to learn a great deal about how champion horses are bought sold and protected and about the business of putting a champion like Sandcastle out to stud He also has to learn a great deal about pharmaceuticals and as he learns all of this the reader learns it all tooSome of it is really fascinating but as in the book before this one Reflex Francis lays it on a bit too thick Again having done all of the research for the book he apparently didn't want to leave any of it in his file drawer As a result this is a fairly long novel that could have been trimmed a bit and still have been every bit as entertaining and informative But that's a small complaint in this case and this book should appeal to anyone who enjoys the novels of this former jockey

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Banker By Dick FrancThere he is drawn into events and meets people as yet unconnected but which when woven together by time and chance lead to violent action and the threat of dea Partway through I really wondered why I'd read that this book is reputed to be Mr Francis' best It's an interesting story with likeable characters but it didn't really seem to be going anywhere But then things changed When I got to the end I saw how all the rest of the story contributed to the conclusion and how the time spent on character development caused it to have impact