Zach Roper and the Thai Princess are a red hot couple. They first crossed paths on a golf course in the north woods of Minnesota in Murder on the 19th Hole where they progressed from being competitors to lovers to crime solving partners. Now they are back on another golf course, but this one is on Phuket Island in Thailand, the Princess’s home turf. They’re golf partners this time, not rivals, in a new version of “The Battle of the Sexes”. Not guys versus gals this time, but male-female teams squaring off against each other. They’re up against the best and 100% focused on golf. The action on the course is brutal, but there’s always time for love, and sex after the sun goes down. Crime solving is the farthest thing from their minds, who could even think of crime in such a tropical paradise? But crime comes to them, in the thick of the tournament, and they are very nearly the victims….but the shooter wasn’t aiming at them. It should not be any of their business. Let the Thai authorities take care of it and get back to golf. But maybe the Thai authorities, or at least some of them, did it. Once the tournament has drawn to its exciting finale and the gushing Champaign of the victory party has gone flat, it’s time to seek the truth as our dynamic duo try to find out what was behind the bloody incident on number 16. They have to descend into the murky, murderous, shadow puppet world of Thai politics to find the answers, and those answers are not easy to come by. Nothing is ever as it seems in that Alice in Wonderland world of intrigue, double-talk, double-dealing and corruption. It’s hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys and some change sides without prior notice.
Once they are satisfied that they have found the answers new questions arise. Can they do anything about the nasty truths they have uncovered? Should they do anything? Their decision leads them off on a wild campaign that involves espionage and hardball politics. How does that campaign work out? Read Murder Takes a Mulligan and get to the bottom of it.