After a second World Championship in four years, the Boston Red Sox have finally buried the Curse of the Bambinoor have they? Sox owner Louis Kenwood receives an extortion note signed Babe Ruth claiming that the 2004 World Series was fixedand demanding $50 million to keep the information from getting to the press and the Commissioners office.
If the allegation of a fix becomes public, Kenwood fears irreparable damage to the value of his franchise and to his legacy as Lucky Louie, 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 whos behind the extortion plot.
Kenwood insists that his beautiful executive assistant Heather Canby accompanyand monitorSam 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.
A sports fanatic's dream, Green Monster is saturated with baseball trivia, lore, and mystery. This sequel to the golf mystery, Amen Corner, is sure to attract baseball fans as well as fans of the likable ex-cop Sam Skarda.
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