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Green Monster
     

Green Monster

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by Rick Shefchik
 

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After a second World Championship in four years, the Boston Red Sox have finally buried the Curse of the Bambinoaor have they? Sox owner Louis Kenwood receives an extortion note signed aBabe Rutha claiming that the 2004 World Series was fixedaand demanding $50 million to keep the information from getting to the press and the Commissioneras office.
If the

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After a second World Championship in four years, the Boston Red Sox have finally buried the Curse of the Bambinoaor have they? Sox owner Louis Kenwood receives an extortion note signed aBabe Rutha claiming that the 2004 World Series was fixedaand demanding $50 million to keep the information from getting to the press and the Commissioneras office.
If the allegation of a fix becomes public, Kenwood fears irreparable damage to the value of his franchise and to his legacy as aLucky Louie, a the man who finally brought a championship to Boston after 86 years. Thus, the Red Sox turn to private detective Sam Skarda to find out whoas behind the extortion plot.
Kenwood insists that his beautiful executive assistant Heather Canby accompanyaand monitoraSam on every step of his investigation. Unsure whom he can trust, Sam follows the clues to the Los Angeles underworld and then to the slums of Venezuela. Can he assemble all of the pieces to this puzzle before more lives are lost and scandal blasts the Red Sox Nation? Green Monster is the second novel in the Sam Skarda series, following Amen Corner.

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""The straight-ahead crime plot works best as a MacGuffin for a fact-packed roman a clef about a singular American institution.""

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ISBN-13:
9781590589403
Publisher:
Poisoned Pen Press
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Series:
Sam Skarda Mysteries Series
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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Rick Shefchik was born in Duluth, Minn., in 1952 (in the same hospital as Bob Dylan, 11 years later.) He graduated from Duluth East High School in 1970 and attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., where he received a B.A. in English/Creative Writing. After working in public relations and as a full-time musician, he began his journalism career at the Duluth News Tribune in 1978. He moved to the St. Paul Pioneer Press in 1980 as a television critic, and became a feature writer and columnist in the 1990s, writing a weekly syndicated parenting column for the Knight Ridder Newswire. He lives in Stillwater, Minn., with his wife and two children.

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