Blind Switch

Blind Switch

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Baker & Taylor
In an attempt to put his life back together, Jack Doyle accepts an offer from a mob-connected acquaintance to fix a horse race, only to find himself working for the feds to stop a scheme to kill thoroughbred horses for their insurance value.

Poisoned Pen Press
One-time amateur boxer Jack Doyle, an irreverent and rebellious advertising account representative, goes to work one fine Chicago day and finds his desk—and his job—both gone. A two-time loser at the marriage game as well, Doyle, usually ultra-confident, fishes himself out of a bottle to take stock, realizing, "with a thumping finality, that Life sure as hell did have his number and was crunching it."

Ingram Publishing Services
Desperate Jack Doyle accepts a sketchy job which leads to a deadly game of fixing horse races and murder--of the four-legged kind.... One-time amateur boxer Jack Doyle, an irreverent and rebellious advertising account representative, goes to work one fine Chicago day and finds his desk--and his job--both gone. A two-time loser at the marriage game as well, Doyle, usually ultra-confident, fishes himself out of a bottle to take stock, realizing, ""with a thumping finality, that Life sure as hell did have his number and was crunching it.""~At loose ends, Doyle accepts a most unusual offer from an acquaintance, Moe Kellman, ""furrier to the Mob,"" to fix a horse race. The context of making the deal, a Cubs game at storied Wrigley Field, sets the tone for the drama that follows. Thus begins a chain of events that will lead the FBI to Doyle's door where they ""coopt"" him into a quest after people who are maiming or killing thoroughbred horses for their insurance values. Their number one target is a loathsome media mogul who can't bear to lose at anything.~Built upon recent factual events, spiced with satire and peppered throughout with engaging loonies, Blind Switch is a noteworthy first novel with a hero forced to ask in its ultimate line, ""Where have I gone right?""


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Losing his job as an advertising account representative and in a attempt to put his life back together, ex-boxer Jack Doyle accepts an offer from a mob-connected acquaintance, Moe Kellman, to fix a horse race, only to find himself working for the feds to stop a scheme on the part of a much-loathed media mogul to maim or kill thoroughbred horses for their insurance value.

Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1590580958
Branch Call Number: M MCEVOY
Characteristics: 278 p. ; 23 cm

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