By John McEvoy
One-time novice boxer Jack Doyle, an irreverent and rebellious advertisements account consultant, is going to paintings one effective Chicago day and reveals his desk—and his job—both long past. A two-time loser on the marriage online game in addition, Doyle, often ultra-confident, fishes himself out of a bottle to take inventory, knowing, “with a thumping finality, that existence definite as hell did have his quantity and was once crunching it.”
At unfastened ends, Doyle accepts a most original supply from an acquaintance, Moe Kellman, to mend a horse race. The context of creating the deal, a Cubs online game at storied Wrigley box, units the tone for the drama that follows. hence starts a sequence of occasions that might lead the FBI to Doyle’s door the place they “coopt” him right into a quest after people who find themselves maiming or killing thoroughbred horses for his or her assurance values. Their number 1 objective is a loathsome media multi-millionaire who can’t endure to lose…at anything.
Built upon contemporary real occasions, spiced with satire and peppered all through with enticing loonies, Blind swap is a noteworthy first novel with a hero compelled to invite in its final line, “Where have I long past correct?
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Nothing,” agreed Hugh with a short bark of laughter, “and Ranulf will know that as well as we do. Nothing but his forbearance, but that will be worth welcoming, in the circumstances. Oh, they’ll understand each other well enough, and no trust on either side, but either one of them will see that the other will keep to his part for the present, out of self-interest. An agreement to put off contention to a more convenient time is better at this moment than no agreement at all, and the need to look over a shoulder everyhour or so.
There’s more than one unchancy ally getting too big for his boots,” said Hugh. “I fancy Stephen has it in mind to deal with one at a time, and there’s one at least is a bigger threat than Ranulf of Chester. ” “You sound certain of what’s in the king’s mind,” said Cadfael mildly. “As good as certain, yes. I saw how the man bore himself at court, last Christmas. A stranger might have doubted which among us was the king. Easygoing Stephen may be, meek he is not. And there were rumors that the earl of Essex was bargaining again with the empress while she was in Oxford, but changed his mind when the siege went against her.
There her relics had rested while proper preparation was made to receive them, and on the great day, Cadfael remembered, the threatened rain had fallen all around, yet never a drop had spattered her reliquary or its attendants, or doused the candles that accompanied her erect as lances, undisturbed by the wind. Small miracles followed wherever Winifred passed, as flowers sprang in the footsteps of Welsh Olwen in the legend. Great miracles came more rarely, but Winifred could manifest her power where it was deserved.
Blind Switch (Jack Doyle Mysteries, Book 1) by John McEvoy