Blind Switch

Blind Switch 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 m

  • Title: Blind Switch
  • Author: John McEvoy
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  • Page: 239
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 hisOne 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 a most 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 the tone for the drama that follows Thus begins a chain of events that will lead the FBI to Doyle s door where 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.Built upon recent factual events, spiced with satire and peppered throughout with engaging loonies, Blind Switch is a noteworthy first novel with a hero forced to ask in its ultimate line, Where have I gone right

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    About “John McEvoy

    • John McEvoy

      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, Illinois.



    520 thoughts on “Blind Switch

    • Once upon a time, there was a racehorse named Whirlaway. He was one of the fastest horses in the world but had a problem -- he'd zigzag anywhere he wanted to on the track. When a one-eyed blinker was placed on him (on Kentucky Derby day, no less) he was a champion. Blind Switch is a lot like the pre-blinker Whirlaway. It goes in all sorts of directions and exhausts your patience before it finally (mercifully) stops.There are too many scams and too many characters to keep track of. It's as if McE [...]


    • In Blind Switch: A Jack Doyle Mystery, Jack Doyle is an independent cuss with a big heart who has independenced himself out of a job. To fluff up his layover fund, he agrees to engineer a high-paying but uncomplicated horse-racing fix. In the process he learns some fundamentals about taking care of Thoroughbreds, so when his dip into crime brings him to the attention of a couple of FBI agents, he's primed to become their spy at the fancy Kentucky breeding and training farm of Harvey Rexroth, Big [...]


    • This novel suffers from a cast of scores of players, many of whom are separately indistinguishable. And, in the end, I no longer cared very much about the hapless protagonist, Jack Doyle, never more than a flawed and at times incompetent human being. I thought the principal FBI duo who twisted Doyle’s arms to get him to be their undercover agent showed remarkable lack of skill in manipulating their prey.That is not to say there aren’t several redeeming features of this novel. It is very clea [...]


    • Blind Switch (Poisoned Pen 2004) introduces Jack Doyle, an ad-man in Chicago, Illinois, who arrives at work one day to discover that his desk and his job are gone. While sharing his tale of woe with Moe Kellman, an acquaintance at the gym, Doyle is amazed to find himself offered $25,000 to help fix a horse race. Doyle finds that working for a trainer is not as bad as he feared, and actually becomes quite fond of the horses. A month later, the fix completed, Doyle is robbed of both the race-fixin [...]


    • Barely started this one. After reading the blurb in the dust cover, decided I would not be able to read it. Anything having to do with harming animals is not for me!


    • The storyline isn't bad. Maybe it's just not my preferred writing style, but it seems to jump back and forth a lot between viewpoints which can make it difficult to keep up with.


    • Reluctant Hero but not too hard to figure out the ending Still fun (except for some of the horse issues).


    • This wasn't bad. The subject matter was different and enjoyable, but I was never quite able to get lost in the plot. Might have been better if it were a little shorter. The ending was great.



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