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Blind Switch: A Jack Doyle Mystery

Blind Switch: A Jack Doyle Mystery

by John McEvoy
     
 
Desperate Jack Doyle accepts a sketchy job which leads to a deadly game of fixing horse races and murder—of the four-legged kind…. One-time amateur boxer Jack Doyle, an irreverent and rebellious advertising account representative, goes to work one fine Chicago day and finds his desk—and his job—both gone. A two-time loser at the marriage game

Overview

Desperate Jack Doyle accepts a sketchy job which leads to a deadly game of fixing horse races and murder—of the four-legged kind…. One-time amateur boxer Jack Doyle, an irreverent and rebellious advertising account representative, goes to work one fine Chicago day and finds his desk—and his job—both gone. A two-time loser at the marriage game as well, Doyle, usually ultra-confident, fishes himself out of a bottle to take stock, realizing, “with a thumping finality, that Life sure as hell did have his number and was crunching it.” At loose ends, Doyle accepts a most unusual offer from an acquaintance, Moe Kellman, “furrier to the Mob,” to fix a horse race. The context of making the deal, a Cubs game at storied Wrigley Field, sets the tone for the drama that follows. Thus begins a chain of events that will lead the FBI to Doyle’s door where they “coopt” him into a quest after people who are maiming or killing thoroughbred horses for their insurance values. Their number one target is a loathsome media mogul who can’t bear to lose at anything. Built upon recent factual events, spiced with satire and peppered throughout with engaging loonies, Blind Switch is a noteworthy first novel with a hero forced to ask in its ultimate line, “Where have I gone right?”

Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
"...if you have any interest in the sports he so expertly dissects, you'll probably wish the sequel was waiting on the nightstand."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615951338
Publisher:
Poisoned Pen Press
Publication date:
05/07/2012
Series:
Jack Doyle Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
278
Sales rank:
353,844
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

John McEvoy, former Midwest editor and senior correspondent for Daily Racing Form, is the author of five previously published non-fiction books on thoroughbred horse racing, including the award-winning Great Horse Racing Mysteries. He has also published a book of poetry. McEvoy and his wife Judy live in Evanston, IL.

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