Out of Bounds

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How far will a golfer in decline go to maintain his family’s lifestyle, and why are PGA Tour players who are associated with one equipment manufacturer being killed off? In Out of Bounds, veteran PGA Tour player and reluctant sleuth Jack Austin uncovers some disturbing answers.

Austin has built his career on 300-yard tee shots. But as younger, stronger players enter the game, he finds that the pack is catching up. He’s not the only player to feel the heat; his middle-aged friend...

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Overview

How far will a golfer in decline go to maintain his family’s lifestyle, and why are PGA Tour players who are associated with one equipment manufacturer being killed off? In Out of Bounds, veteran PGA Tour player and reluctant sleuth Jack Austin uncovers some disturbing answers.

Austin has built his career on 300-yard tee shots. But as younger, stronger players enter the game, he finds that the pack is catching up. He’s not the only player to feel the heat; his middle-aged friend Hal “Hurricane” McCarthy has been struggling to hold on for several seasons. Lately, however, McCarthy and a few other players have enjoyed significant—even mysterious—improvements in their play. Some are hitting the ball farther than they ever have; in McCarthy’s case, the famously hot-headed player now exhibits uncharacteristic calm and control in his putting game. At least one golfer, Richie Barter, is convinced that these improvements are the result of performance-enhancing drug use—and he tells his theory to USA Today. As a new member of the PGA Tour Policy Board, Jack finds himself drawn into one of the worst scandals ever to hit the sport.

Meanwhile, Jack’s best friend, Darcy Perkins, a security consultant for the Tour, is slowly recovering from a recent shooting. Depressed, neglecting his family, and fearing for his job, Perkins asks Jack to travel to Chicago on his behalf to follow up on a police investigation into a golfer’s death. The official story is that Ron Scott was the victim of a mugging, but both Perkins and an associate on the Chicago force have their doubts. As Jack tries to help his friend, he finds himself drawn into two investigations that may turn out to be linked.

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"The detailed descriptions of golf shots, equipment and training—plus the pressures of cutthroat competition, lucrative purses and contracts—will satisfy golfers looking for an entertaining mystery."—Publishers Weekly

"[Corrigan's] knowledge of the professional game and his realistic descriptions of tournament play bring a richness of detail that will be more than enough to hold golf fans' interest."—Booklist

“Jack Austin discovers how far a veteran golfer in decline will go to maintain his family’s lifestyle with the use of performance-enhancing drugs . . . A great mystery that will keep you reading late into the night.”—Tee Time Magazine

“This smart mystery series is part of the publisher's excellent list, Hardscrabble Books—Fiction of New England . . . Corrigan's golf mysteries are a delightful blend of sports and suspense, with carefully drawn, convincing characters, loads of golf and mystery action, and sharp plotting both on and off the golf course. Corrigan successfully makes golf and murder fun.”—Brunswick (ME) Times Record

Publishers Weekly
Corrigan's fifth Jack Austin mystery (after 2005's Bad Lie) combines an insider's view of the PGA Tour with a thankfully fictional story of violent crime. Austin has been on the tour for 13 years-long enough for a tournament win and to see the game transformed by improved equipment and the emergence of younger, stronger players. But it's rumored that players are making gains not just through hard work but with performance-enhancing drugs. Jack's best friend, Darcy Perkins, a PGA security consultant who's recuperating in a wheelchair after taking a bullet, calls on Jack for help with legwork as suspected cheaters start to die, landing Jack in the midst of a dangerous controversy. The detailed descriptions of golf shots, equipment and training-plus the pressures of cutthroat competition, lucrative purses and contracts-will satisfy golfers looking for an entertaining mystery. (Sept.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Meet the Author

JOHN R. CORRIGAN teaches English at Northern Maine Community College and writes a regular column for Golf Today Magazine. He is author of the Jack Austin mystery novels Cut Shot, Snap Hook, Center Cut, and Bad Lie. To learn more about the series, visit his website at www.johnrcorrigan.com.

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  • Posted April 16, 2011

    Great read.

    As both a mystery/thriller fan and a golfer, I eagerly scooped up this 5 book series. Not only was I highly entertained, but my golf swing improved!

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