Treachery at Torrey Pines by John Van Vlear
A Shank MacDuff Mystery

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“Shank” MacDuff embodies Southern California ease–a dashing blond Newport Beach surfer who makes good money working for a PGA golfer. Yet his world is shaken when friend and fellow caddy Buddy Franks dies dramatically. Buddy’s widow recruits Shank to discover what really happened. The amateur sleuth draws upon his Caltech smarts and FBI Academy training to hunt for the killer. As he roams places like ocean-front La Jolla, colorful Las Vegas, and historic Del Mar race track digging for clues, challenging questions emerge: Are the unpredictable widow’s intentions pure? Which is more slippery, the tournament director or his gelled hair? Is Buddy’s mysterious past the cornerstone? Amidst interviews and incriminations, Shank risks his life while struggling to fill the deep-rooted void that lies at the center of his heart. Treachery at Torrey Pines is a dynamic thriller with intense action, tender moments, and tantalizing twists.
 

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Published December 5, 2012 by Velvet Room Publishing. 288 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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He’s so interesting, in fact, that the author sometimes devotes entire chapters to his lead character—referencing such details as Shank’s past FBI training at Quantico, Va., and the story of a lost love.

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“Shank” MacDuff is a Newport Beach surfer who makes good money working for a PGA golfer. Then a friend dies dramatically...

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