FELIX FRANCIS is the coauthor of Dead Heat, Silks, Even Money, and Crossfire, as well as the author of Gamble and Bloodline. He also contributed with the research and writing of many of Dick Francis' works. He resides in the United Kingdom. DICK FRANCIS wrote more than forty critically acclaimed books. Three Edgar Awards for best mystery novel, the Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger, and the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award are among his many honors. In February 2010, he passed away.