Blackmail. Bullets. Deception. It’s time to play ball.
Johnny Adcock—the aging major-league relief pitcher who also works as a private investigator—is back in a follow-up thriller to The Setup Man.
Johnny has the bullpen as his office. The bullpen is where he’s sitting, shelling out sunflower seeds after a game, when he is approached by Tiff Tate—the career-making stylist behind the most highly marketable looks in Major League Baseball. Tiff needs Johnny’s help with her new client, Yonel Ruiz, a rookie phenom who had risked his life to flee his native Cuba for fame and fortune in the MLB. Now that Ruiz has a signed contract with the League, the Venezuelan cartel that smuggled him out has sent out a ruthless assassin, known as La Loba, to collect.
Although the front office wants to shut down Johnny’s side work, Johnny takes on the case—with the corporate fixer and “director of security” keeping a close watch on him. This new case leaves Johnny in more deadly situations that not only threaten to end his baseball career, but may be the end of him.
I was definitely satisfied with this book. With excellent narration and dialogue, the story had one surprise and twist after another. The ending wasn’t what I expected, either, but I liked it. Johnny Adcock is clever and sexy, in my opinion. I don’t know much about baseball, but I do enjoy a good mystery. Also, Reader, this book is not for children. Feel free to post your comments. Double Switch is now available.
*I received this copy from Doubleday for an honest review.
About the author: T.T. Monday is the pseudonym of novelist Nick Taylor, author of The Disagreement and Father Junipero’s Confessor. Double Switch is his second novel to feature Johnny Adcock, following The Setup Man. For more info, click here. Follow him on Twitter.