Professional golfer Adam Lane is four shots clear of the field at the 17th tee and appears certain to win the US Open. An inexplicable physical glitch causes him to lose the lead and the tournament.
Lane returns to Australia and to avoid the endless media scrutiny and rumours of illegal gambling on the result, he takes a road trip that leads him to a country town where he hopes to recover his shattered self esteem and confidence.
He unintentionally becomes embroiled in a local feud that once again provides a severe test of character. Winning a Match Play challenge issued by the town's most hated citizen will dramatically help to restore his self belief and worth.
Although born in London, John Gallagher has lived and worked in Australia for most of his adult life.
As a long time professional writer contributing to a wide variety of commercial markets, such as television, theater and advertising copy writing, the world of novel writing was seen as the ultimate goal to satisfy a creative imagination.
Match Play is his fourth work and is a testament to his development as a thriller writer who combines complex plots and intriguing characters.
This has been followed with a non fiction Ebook Winning Golf and Poker Mind Games.
The most recent fiction Ebook is The Golf Island Siege which is a prequel to Innocent Victims of Conflict first published as a physical book in 2003 ( now out of print).
There are several more Golf influenced fiction books on the way.