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Amen Corner: A Sam Skarda Mystery

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Länge:
460 Seiten
5 Stunden
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
May 27, 2010
ISBN:
9781615951956
Format:
Buch

Beschreibung

The body of the Masters rules committee chairman is found in the middle of the 10th fairway on the morning that Sam Skarda arrives at Augusta National Golf Club to play in his first Masters. Skarda, a 33-year-old police detective on medical leave from the Minneapolis police department, is an accomplished amateur golfer who won the U.S. Publinx and an invitation to play in the Masters while rehabbing a shooting injury suffered on the job. Evidence left at the crime scene suggests the murder might have been tied to the ongoing protest by a women's group that has been demanding that the club admit women members. Then a crusading New York Times columnist is murdered on the grounds of the club two days later. Local police suspect the murders might have been committed by a member and begin pressuring the new Augusta National president for access to the club's membership information. The club chairman asks Skarda for help finding the killer before the police thoroughly invade Augusta National's legendary privacy. Skarda looks for answers from members, veteran journalists, longtime caddies and ex-employees who may know why someone is determined to bring this year's Masters to a halt. He also falls for Caroline Rockingham, the soon-to-be ex-wife of one of the pre-tournament favorites, a former college golf teammate of Skarda's. Sam and Caroline themselves become targets as the murders continue and pressure to cancel the tournament builds. Meanwhile, the killer methodically prepares for a spectacular and deadly Sunday climax.
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
May 27, 2010
ISBN:
9781615951956
Format:
Buch

Über den Autor

Rick Shefchik was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota, graduated from Dartmouth College in 1974 and worked at the Duluth News-Tribune for three years. He then spent 26 years at the St. Paul Pioneer Press as a media critic, features writer, columnist and sportswriter. He left the Pioneer Press in December 2006 to become a novelist and freelance journalist. "Amen Corner," set at The Masters, was published in 2007 by Poisoned Pen Press, and is the first in a series of sports-related thrillers featuring ex-Minneapolis police detective Sam Skarda. The second, "Green Monster," was published in 2008 by Poisoned Pen and involves the Boston Red Sox. His third Sam Skarda novel, "Frozen Tundra," about the Green Bay Packers, was published by North Star Press in 2010. His fourth novel, the rock 'n' roll thriller "Rather See You Dead," was published in September 2011. He lives in Stillwater, Minnesota, with his wife, Barbara. They have two children -- Claire, a freelance writer and editor, and David, a computer scientist working with Cognizant. His main hobbies are golf and playing the guitar, at which he's equally adequate, but some distance from accomplished.


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  • (4/5)
    Captivating from start to finish, Amen Corner takes you inside the ropes and into the private sanctions of the Augusta National membership and its golf tournament in progress. Revengeful murders keeps pace as the reader works to determine who will win the game of wits and stamina. Rick Shefchik weaves golf particulars, scenery, romance, and police work into this action-packed, fast pace first novel. Deceptively written with keen insight into the inner workings of the tournament host, its members, sports news reporting and politics. I'm looking forward to sequels featuring Sam Skarda, police detective, budding romance with Caroline Rockingham, in another PGA golf tour event.