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By T. T. Monday

Blackmail. Bullets. Deception. It’s time to play ball.

Johnny Adcock, the getting older major-league reduction pitcher who moonlights as a personal investigator, returns within the exciting follow-up to The Setup Man
     Johnny Adcock doesn’t have an workplace; he has the bullpen. That’s the place he’s sitting shelling sunflower seeds after a online game, while up walks Tiff Tate, the enigmatic, career-making PR/stylist in the back of the main hugely marketable seems in baseball. Tiff wishes Adcock’s precise model of workmanship. Her new buyer is Yonel Ruiz, the rookie phenom who courageously risked existence and limb in shark-infested waters to escape his local Cuba for popularity, fortune, and freedom in significant League Baseball. Now that Ruiz has signed a record-setting agreement, the Venezuelan cartel that smuggled him out is squeezing him for a larger slice of the motion and they’ve unleashed a ruthless murderer, identified merely as los angeles Loba, to assemble. Adcock takes the case, although front workplace desires to close down his facet activity and has despatched its no-nonsense company fixer and “director of safety” to maintain a detailed eye on him. Adcock is instantly swept up in a high-pressure video game packed with miraculous twists, double crosses, and lethal gambits that may go away him battling for his lifestyles and at risk of wasting greater than the warmth off his fastball or a place within the playoffs.
     Critics raved approximately The Setup Man: “A attractive secret with a rakish lead” (Milwaukee magazine Sentinel), “This rookie mystery author has homered his first time at bat” (The unfastened Lance-Star), and “Teems with intercourse, violence—and baseball . . . Monday merits promoting to the beginning rotation of mystery writers” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). Double Switch proves that Johnny Adcock is one of many genre’s so much exciting detectives in years, and offers readers a welcome go back to the sexy,
action-packed, and exciting global the place high-stakes specialist activities and life-or-death motion collide.

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Did you overhear something, might be within the video calls with Ruiz’s relatives? ” “I don’t communicate Spanish. ” I provide Mags my 3-2 stare. “What did you are saying to the caller? ” “I acknowledged I’d preserve my mouth close approximately Ruiz. and i've, formerly. ” “Erik, I’d like to have a look at your computing device, the only Ruiz used. ” “Too overdue for that. once I bought that decision, I reformatted the harddrive. I took it right down to the Apple shop and instructed them to wipe it fresh. I didn’t wish something to do with him. ” the sunshine above the sales space glints, then comes again on. i glance over to the bar. The regulars are transferring on their stools. last time. “Tell me extra concerning the name. Did you get a learn at the voice? ” “It used to be a type of automated robotic voices, like in a dance music. ” A robotic singer. What the hell am I speculated to do with that? “Any proposal who it might probably were? ” Mags shakes his head. “Somebody who hates Ruiz, i suppose. i think undesirable for him. i do know what he went via to get the following. these island boys develop up in dust, and now he has to take care of threats over right here? I want i'll provide you with extra. ” “No, this used to be sturdy. I enjoy you taking the time to fulfill me. ” The sidewalk is strangely vigorous at 2:00 a. m. Joey’s substantial Sky is in a district with loads of different bars, and they’re all final up, spilling dozens of buyers into the road. a few ladies in heels and Lycra stride up among Mags and me. They ask the place we’re going subsequent. “Back to work,” Magnusson says. “What type of paintings? ” says the prettier of the 2. She smiles impishly at Magnusson. It happens to me that he would possibly not understand they’re at the task. “I watch video of the lads I supervise and provides them directions on tips to enhance their activity functionality. ” “You watch movies. So you’re a safety protect? ” Magnusson laughs and turns to me. “What do you think that? may possibly I be a safety safeguard? ” In my brain, something will be ideal to Magnusson’s task. Hitting teachers paintings loopy hours, and the strain is gigantic. Magnusson has advised me he’s within the video room each morning at seven, and after the sport he’s there until middle of the night or one, examining the at-bats of each underperforming place participant. He watches their swings, body via body, searching for mechanical difficulties. The tiniest adjustment in elbow peak can adjust the aircraft of the swing, resulting in extra touch, larger touch, regardless of the participant wishes. perhaps the participant is planting his foot too early or shedding his trailing hand too overdue. There’s a record. i need to think such a lot hitting teachers are hoping to be promoted inside a few years to a greater function, like first-base trainer. I can’t think staring at video longer than that. My eyes could burn out. “My buddy the following has been operating too hard,” I say. The prettier of the 2 hookers has watery blue eyes and light epidermis. Feather tattoos on either palms. “We’re similar to him,” she says. “Working for all time. ” “Work, paintings, work,” her accomplice says, pouting. “No time to play. ” “Hey, i've got an idea! How approximately you knock off early this night and feature a few enjoyable off the clock?

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