Amen Corner (Sam Skarda Mystery, Book 1) by Rick Shefchik

By Rick Shefchik

The physique of the Masters principles committee chairman is located in a pond close to the twelfth eco-friendly at the morning that Sam Skarda arrives at Augusta nationwide golfing membership to play in his first Masters. Skarda, a police detective on clinical depart from the Minneapolis police division, is an comprehensive beginner golfer who—while rehabbing a taking pictures harm suffered at the job—won the U.S. Publinx and a call for participation to play within the Masters.

Evidence left on the crime scene indicates the homicide could have been tied to the continued protest via a women’s staff difficult that Augusta admit girls participants. Then a crusading manhattan instances columnist is murdered at the grounds days later. neighborhood police suspect the murders could have been dedicated via a member and start pressuring the recent Augusta nationwide president for entry to the club’s club info.

The membership chairman asks Skarda for support discovering the killer earlier than the police completely invade Augusta National’s mythical privateness. Skarda appears for solutions from contributors, veteran reporters, longtime caddies and ex-employees who might understand why a person is set to deliver this year’s Masters to a halt.

As the murders proceed and strain to cancel the event builds, the killer methodically prepares for a fantastic and lethal Sunday climax.

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