OUTSIDE AGENCY by Conor Daly

OUTSIDE AGENCY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

 After seven years' exile, Kieran Lenahan is back on the PGA Tour--or he would be if somebody hadn't bashed his head at a Gainesville apartment complex. In a sense, Kieran's a lucky guy: He came out of his adventure a lot fitter than Cindy Moran, who was found lying next to him but never woke up. But his good luck isn't enough to save him from the baying tournament staff, who disqualify him from the current event, Orlando's Bay Hill Classic, and announce their willingness to bounce him from the tour on account of his questionable, possibly immoral, behavior. And Kieran's got no defense, because he can't remember what he was doing in Cindy Moran's apartment; he can't even remember how he traveled the hundred miles from the 17th tee at Bay Hill to the Camelot Apartments. Though he's helped himself by solving mysteries before (Buried Lies, 1996; Local Knowledge, 1995), Kieran's never had a more urgent reason for tackling a case--so he uses the time he would've spent at Bay Hill tracking down accusations of beta-blocker use, unmasking a blackmail plot, and unearthing a 20-year-old scandal. Now if only he could just find out Cindy Moran's real name, and remember just what he was doing when she got killed. . . . Conscientiously plotted, with a well-concealed killer. Golfing wannabes will be happy to see that Daly paints the PGA Tour as an endless round of backbiting, name-calling, and endorsement-chasing, with hardly a moment for a quiet 18 holes.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1997
ISBN: 1-57566-162-4
Page count: 288pp
Publisher: Kensington
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1997




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