Coming Spring, 2013
On a Tuesday in San Diego, Tour caddy Andy Marsh is fired by his erratic boss. Wednesday, he learns that his friend and fellow caddy Tim Wainright has been murdered in San Diego’s Gaslamp Alley. Forced to search for a job and Tim’s killers, Andy struggles with suspicious detectives, a late-night beating from two thugs, and his self-confidence.
Andy learns more about Tim’s past and current activities from Tim’s sister Patricia following the memorial service in Farmington, New Mexico. Who caused Tim’s death? Was it Tim’s gambling habit or a jealous caddy? Was it his attempts to help Patricia rescue abducted girls? Was it an old lover or a desperate equipment manufacturer?
Andy’s search for answers leads him from peril to peril. At the same time, he struggles to earn the trust of Tim’s former pro, world number two golfer Lefty McGowan, as well as Tim’s sister, Patricia. In a nail-biting conclusion, Andy gets his answers, but is it too late?
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About the Author
Keith Gockenbach grew up in Robinson, Illinois, playing golf, reading mysteries, and caddying on the PGA Tour. Among his favorite authors are Alistair MacLean, Jules Verne, Agatha Christie, Michael Crichton, Dick Francis, John Sanford, Patricia Cornwell, and Lee Child. His first attempt at writing was his 5th-grade short story, The Fly-Paper Stick-up, which was not, and will never be, published.
Keith has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Clemson and an MBA from MIT. He retired in 2004 after 27 years in the chemical industry to pursue his dream of playing professional golf, playing in the 2006 U.S. Senior Open, the 2007 Senior Open at Muirfield, and two Champions Tour National Finals. Keith’s golf memoir, Inside, Outside, and On the Ropes, was published in 2011.
Keith lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, with his wife, Lynn, and his two standard poodle rescues, Rose and Dazzle. His second novel, Deadly Loop, is scheduled to be published in the spring of 2013.