Shane O'Neill left the Los Angeles Police Department five years ago to pursue his dream of a career on the PGA® Tour. When a murder happens at the start of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am Tournament, the local police draft Shane to help secretly bodyguard the Number One Japanese golfer as they play together in the tournament.
Paired in the golf tournament with Julie McCoy, the tall leggy brunette heiress to the McCoy Golf fortune, Shane and Julie, with his caddie, Topflight, play their way around the three courses of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, protecting Tommy Toshiro while trying to solve the murder mystery. Yakusa Japanese gangsters, industrial espionage between golf equipment manufacturers; the tension of playing in a PGA Tournament, and the business aspects of golf tournaments and their sponsors add dramatic levels of intrigue to the story.
Golf, business, wine, women and fast cars, all set in the natural beauty of Pebble Beach, perched on cliffs overlooking the Pacific. What a great setting for a murder. A murder on the fairways.
A five-star, butt-kicking, bull's-eye of a golf-murder mystery Fast-paced, craftily plotted and crammed with likeable characters...Russ Coile has done it this time, putting you right on the course, in the middle of the PGA® Tour action! Buckle up for a great ride!
Russ was one of the great thinkers of our time His only flaw was his bad slice when he golfed. I will always remember the Saguaro cactus with his golf ball embedded in it.
-William P. Peters
any conversation Russ and I had was strictly limited to serious stuff-golf. I will never golf another round without thinking of him.