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Deep Rough - A Thriller in Augusta [Kindle Edition]

Chris Blewitt , Joseph Mindak
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"Once you pick up Deep Rough, forget putting it back down. Meticulously researched and superbly paced, Chris Blewitt does a fantastic job of painting a detailed and realistic Masters Tournament, as well as piling on relentless suspense that makes you constantly want to peak ahead to the next page." -- Michael Robertson, author of Regret (writing as Dan Dawkins)

When Craig Waltrip, an associate at a Philadelphia sports agency, uncovers a meeting with his boss and a man from Augusta National Golf Course, all bets are on. Deep Rough takes the reader inside The Masters, revealing not only the historical backdrop of the famed tournament, but of a plot that could destroy the very fabric of the tournament itself. Filled with hole by hole descriptions, high stakes and even murder, Deep Rough will make even the casual golfer ponder what really goes on at the most famous golf course in the country. A story about The Masters that you've never dreamed could happen, Deep Rough is a page-turning novel that is sure to please golfers, sports fans and readers of thrillers everywhere.

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About the Author

Chris Blewitt is also the author of the short story, The Chemist - Based on a True Story which dives into the world of corruption during Prohibition.  On 11/1/11, Chris released his new novel, The Lost Journal for the Kindle.  Chris is a salesman, husband and father of three. When time permits, he golfs as often as he can near his residence, just outside of Philadelphia. Learn more @

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  • File Size: 352 KB
  • Print Length: 296 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004477XM8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #362,768 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! December 14, 2010
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I really enjoyed the book. It normally takes me a week or two to get through a novel, but I couldn't put this one down and did it 2 evenings. Golf fan or not this book will keep you turning the pages!!! Can't wait for another one by this author.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible April 27, 2011
By Frankus
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This book is badly written, and is full of factual errors and implausible scenarios. The Masters is NOT the oldest Major, it is in fact the youngest. Nobody in Vegas would take a million dollar bet that someone will not win a particular tournament (most people don't, even the best) especially someone who is "the best golfer never to have won a Major," and one of the main characters, who apparently goes to the Masters as a spectator every year, has to be told by marshals not to talk loudly while players are teeing off. And then he acts with surprise and outrage upon being told. And, the "hero" has got no idea how to get in contact with the pro around whom the story revolves, despite the fact that the hero's company is the pro's agent. It is as though someone who has no idea about golf decides to write a book, does a little reading about golf and The Masters, talks to a buddy who plays golf, and then makes a whole lot of stuff up. I had to force myself to finish it.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great characters and well thought out dialogue April 17, 2011
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Deep Rough is unique in that it introduces the reader to the world of golf while also telling a story, and here and there the author includes little facts and side notes related to golf, which I found to be interesting. He did a great job of knowing when to add them in without taking away from the story or overdoing it. I've had the opportunity to travel around and visit several different golf courses so it was easy for me to get a mental picture of what Chris described in his book.

Another thing I enjoyed was the dialogue and the timeline of the story, both of which were well written. There was a natural flow that was easy to follow.

Around the middle of the story, things heat up with passages like this: "I said," the man began, "keep your mouth shut. You don't know anything, you didn't see anything, and you didn't hear anything. You know exactly what I'm talking about. Understood?"

Scenes like this keep the story moving and the reader invested. It's a good story overall, and I would recommend it to anyone - whether you are familiar with the golf industry or not.

- Cheryl Bradshaw, Author
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining if you're a golfer May 11, 2011
By Roberto
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If you're a golfer and own a kindle, this book is a great buy - don't hesitate. You will be entertained.

But purely as a novel, I would put the writing on par with some of David Baldacci's earliest works. The characters are superficially drawn, and as a result the drama lacks the impact it could have had. It is hard to "really" care about a character unless you feel you truly know them, and that is not the case here. The author also slips up at times by telling rather than showing... ie. a character will just say what his emotional state is rather than revealing it through action or behaviour, and that also tends to keep things at a superficial level.

But apart from these issues, it is a good yarn with a decent plot and plenty of... golf!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masters Intrigue December 16, 2010
By Cuz
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Mystery and suspense surrounding one of golf's crown jewels. Deep Rough thrust you into a thriller utilizing one of Golf's most treasured venues as the backdrop. A must read for any golf fan especially those who had the privilege to walk the hallowed grounds of Augusta National.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I don't get it March 21, 2012
By Michael
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I can't understand how this book got so many good reviews. The characters were one demensional, the writing is elementary school level, and the "facts" about Augusta National and the Masters which are woven into the story are incorrect much of the time. This was a bizarro world Masters with corporate hospitality tents, blimp coverage, and topography I've never seen in years of attending the tournament. He describes thick rough off the fairways, a creek beside #14 fairway, and refers to the par 3 12th as an easy hole. I doubt the author has ever set foot on the grounds.
Bobby Jones is rolling over in his grave.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Page Turner March 23, 2012
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In spite of a few (apparent) inaccuracies about the course itself, I thought that this was a terrific read. Critics would seem to expect far too much from any person's first attempt. The storyline certainly held my attention to the point that I finished it in four or five hours. The descriptions of the course itself and the difficulty facing even the top golfers in the world were fascinating and certainly leave the casual golf fan with a better understanding of Augusta.
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4.0 out of 5 stars MrTGardenCook February 6, 2012
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This was a very captivating book designed for golfers who love the sport. I found the plot clean and enjoyable.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Christmas present for someone else
Published 22 hours ago by Sue B
5.0 out of 5 stars stupid
While it had the making of an interesting plot, it belonged at a racetrack and not at the masters. This was a quick easy read and I'm sorry I did it
Published 1 month ago by ajg
1.0 out of 5 stars not even a good story.
Unbelievable that this book got published. Sorry I wasted the time. Could have done ANYTHING with my time that would have been more productive
Published 1 month ago by James Russell
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Summer Read
You do not have to be a golfer to enjoy this book. There is a lot of detail in the last chapter about the last round of a tournament, but it helped to pace the story. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Smack
2.0 out of 5 stars Michael Jackson's Thriller had more of a mystery
Simple plot. His grammar was correct. His punctuation was correct. There was no there, there. There should have been pictures to color.
Published 5 months ago by William R. Monroe
1.0 out of 5 stars Not great
Not a great read, Very simplistic plot. Often not well written and several inaccuracies regarding Augusta. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Calas
3.0 out of 5 stars Sunday afternoon Masters this is not
Good read but not exactly a nail-bitter. The setting is interesting and so well known it cannot be easily adaptable to a conspiracy plot.
Published 6 months ago by patrick marshall
4.0 out of 5 stars Golf related
This book was ok. Almost sounded like a non-fiction book. Made you feel like you were right there. Beautifully described scenes.
Published 6 months ago by Patricia Vittetoe
3.0 out of 5 stars if you like golf...
You'll like this book. I learned a lot about the Master's Tournament and Augusta National golf course. Not very realistic but fun.
Published 8 months ago by David Cooke
2.0 out of 5 stars Oh he's never been to Augusta.....but I have
I was hoping this wouldn't turn out to be another "well I drove by there, so I'm an expert" sort of story. I was wrong. Read more
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More About the Author

A writer as well as a reader, I am always perusing the virtual bookshelves looking for the next great novel. I enjoy reading thrillers and mysteries of popular authors like John Sandford, Lee Child, Harlan Coben, T. Jefferson Parker, and Vince Flynn. There are also some new authors that have caught my eye like Michael Wallace, Dan Dawkins, Cheryl Bradshaw and J. Carson Black. I've even inspired my 14-yr old nephew, Jake, to write & publish his own short story, Third Time's the Charm. I'm a history buff which brought about the writing of The Chemist, The Lost Journal and the newly released Foxworth Academy. As a golf enthusiast, I thoroughly enjoyed writing Deep Rough. A 10-handicapper, I am still trying to get my handicap back in the single digits like it was at one time (5.5) before kids!

Feel free to send an email to or follow me on Twitter @cblewitt.

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