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Passages fall with the sweet sound of the ball rattling in the cup.

--Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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So convincing you know that here is a writer deeply attached to his favorite sport.

--Chicago Sun-Times

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Romps right along…Bartlett knows how to tell a story.

--Boston Globe

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The Dick Francis of golf.

--Golfweek

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For anyone who loves the game of golf, James Y. Bartlett has served up Death in a Green Jacket when a body is discovered in a bunker on the tenth hole three weeks before the famed Masters Tournament at Augusta, Georgia. Suspense ensues as a Columbian drug cartel hit man is spotted and attempts to shoot a local policeman. A golf writer’s life suffers a similar attempt to kill him and his girl friend is kidnapped. Golf and murder; who could ask for more?

--Bookviews.com

For anyone who loves the game of golf, James Y. Bartlett has served up Death in a Green Jacket when a body is discovered in a bunker on the tenth hole three weeks before the famed Masters Tournament at Augusta, Georgia. Suspense ensues as a Columbian drug cartel hit man is spotted and attempts to shoot a local policeman. A golf writer’s life suffers a similar attempt to kill him and his girl friend is kidnapped. Golf and murder; who could ask for more?

--Bookviews.com

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So here’s Hacker’s job. Figure out how to stay alive while you solve the murder, without getting in too deep with the deceased’s attractive widow and not getting found out by your boss. Throw in some great golfer dialogue, a mix of butchered shots and great shots, a little rough stuff and some wisecracks and you soon will be on the right trail with Hacker, the ex-PGA player turned golf writer. Hard to believe, isn’t it? This book reads like a string of birdies feels.

 

--Golf Today

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More than simply mysteries, though, the books also are a celebration of golf. About the game's traditions. About its code of behavior.

--Bill Reynolds, Providence Journal

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Masterful in his ability to weave entertainment, drama and humor together along with the tease that he might know or suspect something that the rest of us don’t.

As in his other Hacker books, Bartlett has fun.  You won’t be able to put it down, and you’ll come away asking some serious questions about just what really does go on behind the closed doors at the most famous country club in the world.

--Tim Geary, Ocean State Golf

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A body with two bullets through the chest, discovered buried in a fairway bunker on the 10th hole at Augusta National, a couple of weeks before the Masters? Rumblings of South American drug connections with patricians in green jackets? Now there’s a story line both golfers and whodunit fans can sink their teeth into.

The author’s combination of golf and foul play is engaging. Worth the effort.

--Columbia (SC) State

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Bartlett is adept at bringing readers inside the ropes and golf fans will eat up all the ‘inside stuff’ that goes on in this novel. The author is equally skilled at crafting a page-turning story, peopled with vibrant characters.

--ME Magazine