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The Green Revolution

by Ralph McInerny
     
 

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Any year when the Fighting Irish don't go undefeated is a disappointment, but to turn in a losing football season is unheard of. This year the faithful are refusing to admit defeat even as the losses start to pile up. With the students in a funk and the alumni in an uproar, something must be done, or more precisely, somebody has to go. Since they can't expel the

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Any year when the Fighting Irish don't go undefeated is a disappointment, but to turn in a losing football season is unheard of. This year the faithful are refusing to admit defeat even as the losses start to pile up. With the students in a funk and the alumni in an uproar, something must be done, or more precisely, somebody has to go. Since they can't expel the team, they'll have to settle for firing the multimillion-dollar head coach---but will a new coach satisfy everyone?

There are some---namely faculty members with a distaste for university athletics---who see this as their chance to refocus the school on academics. When the battle between Notre Dame's academic and athletic traditions turns deadly, however, Roger Knight, professor of Catholic Studies, becomes a marked man.

Accustomed to working together, Roger and his P.I. brother Philip will have to go their separate ways in Ralph McInerny's delightful The Green Revolution to unravel a campus-wide conspiracy and put the Irish back on top.

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Publishers Weekly

Fans might like to forget Notre Dame's terrible 2007 football season, but it's perfect fodder for McInerny's 12th mystery to feature Knight brothers Roger, a professor, and Philip, a PI (after 2007's Irish Alibi). As the 2007 season progresses, three factions pursue very different agendas. Iggie Willis, an ardent alum, creates a Web site calling for the football coach's dismissal. Other alumni form the Weeping Willow Society and begin demanding answers about such things as the drop in Catholic faculty members. Professor Horst Lipschutz wants Notre Dame to abolish football altogether as part of a larger, more ambitious plan. McInerny produces a lively mix of institutional history and criticism with colorful individual foibles and the obligatory murder. The end result should please any but the most rabid Notre Dame football fan for whom any recall of the 2007 season is too painful. (Sept.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466835245
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/16/2008
Series:
Roger and Philip Knight Mysteries , #12
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
997,002
File size:
284 KB

Meet the Author

RALPH McINERNY is the author of more than forty books, including the popular Father Dowling series, and has taught for over fifty years at the University of Notre Dame, where he is the director of the Jacques Maritain Center. He has been awarded the Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement Award and was appointed to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. He lives in South Bend, Indiana.


Ralph McInerny (1929-2010) is the author of more than fifty books, including the popular Father Dowling series, and taught for over fifty years at the University of Notre Dame, where he was the director of the Jacques Maritain Center. He has been awarded the Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement Award and appointed to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. He lived in South Bend, Indiana

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