The Green Revolution: A Mystery Set at the University of Notre Dame

Ralph M. McInerny, Author . St. Martin's Minotaur $24.95 (240p) ISBN 978-0-312-36458-8

Fans might like to forget Notre Dame's terrible 2007 football season, but it's perfect fodder for McInerny's 12th mystery to feature Knight brothers Roger, a professor, and Philip, a PI (after 2007's Irish Alibi ). As the 2007 season progresses, three factions pursue very different agendas. Iggie Willis, an ardent alum, creates a Web site calling for the football coach's dismissal. Other alumni form the Weeping Willow Society and begin demanding answers about such things as the drop in Catholic faculty members. Professor Horst Lipschutz wants Notre Dame to abolish football altogether as part of a larger, more ambitious plan. McInerny produces a lively mix of institutional history and criticism with colorful individual foibles and the obligatory murder. The end result should please any but the most rabid Notre Dame football fan for whom any recall of the 2007 season is too painful. (Sept.)

Reviewed on: 07/28/2008
Release date: 09/01/2008
Genre: Fiction
Hardcover - 303 pages - 978-1-4104-1183-9
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