Felix Francis, a graduate of London University, is an accomplished outdoorsman, marksman, and pilot who has assisted with the research of many of his father's novels. The co-author of DEAD HEAT, SILKS, EVEN MONEY, and CROSSFIRE, and the author of GAMBLE, BLOODLINE, REFUSAL, DAMAGE, and FRONT RUNNER, he lives in England.
Dick Francis was the author of more than 40 mysteries set against a horse-racing background. Among his numerous awards are three Edgar Awards, the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger, and the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award. He died in February 2010 at the age of 89.