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.