WATER HAZARD by Don Dahler


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Golf fans and mystery mavens will rejoice at Dahler’s second appearance on the tour.

PGA golfer, lawyer and private eye Huck Doyle (A Tight Lie, 2009) has a sponsor’s exemption to the Sony Open that could jump-start his career. When his law-school friend Rick Wong’s father, the man who got Huck the exemption, is shot dead on the 17th tee of the Waialae Country Club, Huck is sucked into danger. Certain that an upcoming secret bank merger is the reason for his father’s death, Rick begs Huck to investigate. Because he’d promised his father that he’d never pry into his private life, he hands over his father’s computer to Huck. Suddenly Huck is harried by some mysterious tough guys whose behavior escalates from annoying to violent. Huck’s paraplegic brother, a former FBI agent, helps him crack encrypted computer files that unmask Mr. Wong as a pedophile who’d been making money from a disgusting business and implicate both his partner, a former Chinese general, and agents of the Chinese government as suspects in his death. Huck, who’s found his golf game, is trying to keep up the good work after winning the Pro-Am. Making the cut and emerging as the 36-hole leader, he merely has to stay alive long enough to solve the puzzle and try to win the tournament.

A hole in one full of can’t-put-it-down adventure, stroke-by-stroke descriptions of the play and a clever solution.

Pub Date: March 16th, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-312-38353-4
Page count: 272pp
Publisher: Dunne/Minotaur
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 2010


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