Double Switch: A Novel
T. T. Monday
Blackmail. Bullets. Deception. It’s time to play ball.
Johnny Adcock, the getting older major-league reduction pitcher who moonlights as a personal investigator, returns within the exciting follow-up to The Setup Man.
Johnny Adcock doesn’t have an place of work; he has the bullpen. That’s the place he’s sitting shelling sunflower seeds after a online game, whilst up walks Tiff Tate, the enigmatic, career-making PR/stylist in the back of the main hugely marketable appears in baseball. Tiff wishes Adcock’s targeted model of craftsmanship. Her new consumer is Yonel Ruiz, the rookie phenom who courageously risked existence and limb in shark-infested waters to escape his local Cuba for status, fortune, and freedom in significant League Baseball. Now that Ruiz has signed a record-setting agreement, the Venezuelan cartel that smuggled him out is squeezing him for a larger slice of the motion and they’ve unleashed a ruthless murderer, recognized purely as los angeles Loba, to assemble. Adcock takes the case, although front workplace desires to close down his aspect activity and has despatched its no-nonsense company fixer and “director of safety” to maintain an in depth eye on him. Adcock is straight away swept up in a high-pressure video game jam-packed with striking twists, double crosses, and lethal gambits that might depart him struggling with for his existence and at risk of wasting greater than the warmth off his fastball or a place within the playoffs.
Critics raved approximately The Setup Man: “A horny secret with a rakish lead” (Milwaukee magazine Sentinel), “This rookie mystery author has homered his first time at bat” (The loose Lance-Star), and “Teems with intercourse, violence—and baseball . . . Monday merits promoting to the beginning rotation of mystery writers” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). Double Switch proves that Johnny Adcock is one of many genre’s so much exciting detectives in years, and offers readers a welcome go back to the sexy,
action-packed, and exciting global the place high-stakes specialist activities and life-or-death motion collide.
See a reputation that doesn’t belong at the board: Yonel Ruiz. I can’t think why Ruiz will be indexed along Anglin—God understands, he doesn’t want any support on the plate. less than Ruiz are more bizarre inclusions: Fausto Carmona and Roberto Hernández. those men are much more misplaced than Ruiz simply because: (a) they play for the Astros, (b) they're pitchers, and (c) they're a similar guy. an identical guy? It’s a strange tale. Fausto Carmona is the identify of a Dominican pitcher who had a number of first-class.
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“That’s as much as Ruiz. Watch his subsequent domestic run. See if he flips the bat.” “I had no notion the code used to be real,” the neighbor says meekly. I slip into the condominium and close the door. in the course of the peephole, I watch him retreat into his condominium. i'm hoping I didn’t rock his international too badly, specially since it was once a lie: the code is genuine, yet Ruiz wasn’t because of get popped. Bat flips aren’t as arguable as they as soon as have been. Yesterday’s “misbehavior” was once all mine. I hit Ruiz via my very own loose will. The.
You haven’t fallen in love with me, have you?” “You say that like it’s a nasty thing!” “Love is usually undesirable, Johnny. It makes us forget about our stable judgment.” She’s a assassin. She cuts her enemies into stew meat. i'm ignoring common sense, yet let’s be transparent: it’s now not simply because I’m in love. “When am i able to see you?” “Oh, Johnny, i'm so busy correct now.” “Come to San José.” “I can't come to you,” she says, all at once stern. “Call another person. I’m certain a ballplayer such as you can discover a girl.” “I.
It’s nine-thirty within the morning. I’m donning denims and a hooded sweatshirt. How does he be aware of I’m a participant? “What’s happening here?” I ask. “Nothing you must drawback your self with.” “This is the Rockies’ video room, right?” I step to the part, angling for a glance. the fellow cuts me off, grabs my shoulder, and pulls me again. “Listen,” he says. “I’m unlikely to invite again.” ok, now I’m pissed. i'll now not be the simplest a guy Can Get, yet i'm a qualified athlete. I achieve out and seize the man’s.