cover image Double Eagle

Double Eagle

Keith Miles. HarperCollins Publishers, $15.95 (218pp) ISBN 978-0-06-015942-9

Miles has come up with an offbeat, reluctant detective for his murder mystery: Alan Saxon knows about police work because his father was a cop in England. Saxon is an English golf pro, down on his luck when he is asked to play in the Tournament of Champions in California by golf buddy Zuke Everett. The tournament is being held to inaugurate a new golf course, Golden Haze, owned by the shark-like tycoon Rutherford Kallgren. Though he hates cops on principle, Saxon becomes determined to discover who murdered his pal Zuke. Suspects abound, and his investigation leads him back to Zuke's first wife, a clash with Zuke's movie-star second spouse, and various rich, powerful and talented people in the L. A. golfing world. Then someone tries to kill Saxon, and the cops begin to wonder if he, not Everett, was the intended victim. This enjoyable romp should entertain mystery and golfing fans alike and keep the reader guessing right to the end. (June)