I seem to have caught one. Second wind, that is. This week has been so much better than the last two I cannot even describe it. It being a four-day week probably helps. The problem with the school year is that one winds up needing about twenty more of them. Does that make it a twenty-second wind?
The book: I've always found Dick Francis' writing uneven. Either I love the book (The Edge or this one) or I can't even finish it (any Sid Halley book). Character development usually isn't a strong suit; you have your straightforward heroes and villains. Plot, however, is what drives these mysteries. They are page turners. This one revolves around a hurricane, plane wreck, mysterious island, and of course, horse racing. Nothing heavy-duty or highly believable, but enjoyable escapist reading.