By Rick Shefchik
The physique of the Masters ideas committee chairman is located in a pond close to the twelfth eco-friendly at the morning that Sam Skarda arrives at Augusta nationwide golfing membership to play in his first Masters. Skarda, a police detective on scientific depart from the Minneapolis police division, is an complete novice golfer who—while rehabbing a capturing harm suffered at the job—won the U.S. Publinx and a call for participation to play within the Masters.
Evidence left on the crime scene indicates the homicide could have been tied to the continued protest by way of a women’s team not easy that Augusta admit girls contributors. Then a crusading long island instances columnist is murdered at the grounds days later. neighborhood police suspect the murders could have been dedicated by way of a member and start pressuring the hot Augusta nationwide president for entry to the club’s club details.
The membership chairman asks Skarda for aid discovering the killer ahead of the police completely invade Augusta National’s mythical privateness. Skarda appears to be like for solutions from individuals, veteran reporters, longtime caddies and ex-employees who may well understand why anyone is decided to deliver this year’s Masters to a halt.
As the murders proceed and strain to cancel the event builds, the killer methodically prepares for a dazzling and lethal Sunday climax.
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Amen Corner (Sam Skarda Mystery, Book 1) by Rick Shefchik