The Setup Man
A NoveleBook - 2014
Johnny Adcock is an aging Major League pitcher with the perfect retirement plan'he moonlights as a private investigator. Major League Baseball, as it turns out, is a prime source of employment for a philosophically inclined, discreet detective who has both the brains and the brawn to handle the unique problems of professional athletes. Those infamous baseball salaries attract gangsters, hustlers, and predators of every persuasion who prey on the outsized egos of primetime stars. When a player, coach, agent, or wife has a problem they can't make public, they call Johnny Adcock. On the team bus after a game, teammate Frankie Herrera confides to Adcock that he has a "problem with his wife." What sounds like the standard story of a pro athlete's marriage gone sour quickly turns into the most dangerous case of Johnny's second career . . . and pulls him into a deadly ring of murder, porn, Mexican cartels, and deep pro-ball intrigue. A new heavy hitter on the thriller scene, T.T. Monday takes you inside a rich and highly entertaining world where crime and baseball intersect and delivers a debut that moves like a 96 mile-an-hour fastball. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Set-up man
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