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The Setup Man - A Novel

T. T. Monday

"May Johnny Adcock's careers as a relief pitcher and sleuth motor on for a very long time."--David Baldacci "A throwback Southern California mystery in modern pinstripes . . . A treat for readers of mystery or baseball novels." -KIRKUS REVIEWS Johnny Adcock is an aging Major League pitcher with the perfect retirement plan-he moonlights as a private investigator. Major League Baseball, as it turns out, is a prime source of employment for a philosophically inclined, discreet detective who has both the brains and the brawn to handle the unique problems of professional athletes. Those infamous baseball salaries attract gangsters, hustlers, and predators of every persuasion who prey on the outsized egos of primetime stars. When players, coaches, agents, or wives have a problem they can't make public, they call Johnny Adcock. On the team bus after a game, teammate Frankie Herrera confides in Adcock that he has a "problem with his wife." What sounds like the standard story of a pro athlete's marriage gone sour quickly turns into the most dangerous case of Adcock's second career when Frankie is killed in a car accident, leaving far too many questions unanswered. The investigation takes Adcock into uncharted territory, drawing him into a deadly ring of murder, porn, Mexican cartels, and a conspiracy that threatens to become the biggest scandal to hit baseball since HGH and steroids. A new heavy hitter on the thriller scene, T. T. Monday takes readers inside a rich and highly entertaining world where crime and baseball intersect and delivers a debut that moves like a 96-mile-an-hour fastball. From the Hardcover edition.

"May Johnny Adcock's careers as a relief pitcher and sleuth motor on for a very long time."--David Baldacci "A throwback Southern California mystery in modern pinstripes . . . A treat for readers of mystery or baseball novels." -KIRKUS REVIEWS Johnny Adcock is an aging Major League pitcher with the perfect retirement plan-he moonlights as a private investigator. Major League Baseball, as it turns out, is a prime source of employment for a philosophically inclined, discreet detective who has both the brains and the brawn to handle the unique problems of professional athletes. Those infamous baseball salaries attract gangsters, hustlers, and predators of every persuasion who prey on the outsized egos of primetime stars. When players, coaches, agents, or wives have a problem they can't make public, they call Johnny Adcock. On the team bus after a game, teammate Frankie Herrera confides in Adcock that he has a "problem with his wife." What sounds like the standard story of a pro athlete's marriage gone sour quickly turns into the most dangerous case of Adcock's second career when Frankie is killed in a car accident, leaving far too many questions unanswered. The investigation takes Adcock into uncharted territory, drawing him into a deadly ring of murder, porn, Mexican cartels, and a conspiracy that threatens to become the biggest scandal to hit baseball since HGH and steroids. A new heavy hitter on the thriller scene, T. T. Monday takes readers inside a rich and highly entertaining world where crime and baseball intersect and delivers a debut that moves like a 96-mile-an-hour fastball. From the Hardcover edition.
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"May Johnny Adcock's careers as a relief pitcher and sleuth motor on for a very long time."--David Baldacci "A throwback Southern California mystery in modern pinstripes . . . A treat for readers of mystery or baseball novels." -KIRKUS REVIEWS Johnny Adcock is an aging Major League pitcher with the perfect retirement plan-he moonlights as a private investigator. Major League Baseball, as it turns out, is a prime source of employment for a philosophically inclined, discreet detective who has both the brains and the brawn to handle the unique problems of professional athletes. Those infamous baseball salaries attract gangsters, hustlers, and predators of every persuasion who prey on the outsized egos of primetime stars. When players, coaches, agents, or wives have a problem they can't make public, they call Johnny Adcock. On the team bus after a game, teammate Frankie Herrera confides in Adcock that he has a "problem with his wife." What sounds like the standard story of a pro athlete's marriage gone sour quickly turns into the most dangerous case of Adcock's second career when Frankie is killed in a car accident, leaving far too many questions unanswered. The investigation takes Adcock into uncharted territory, drawing him into a deadly ring of murder, porn, Mexican cartels, and a conspiracy that threatens to become the biggest scandal to hit baseball since HGH and steroids. A new heavy hitter on the thriller scene, T. T. Monday takes readers inside a rich and highly entertaining world where crime and baseball intersect and delivers a debut that moves like a 96-mile-an-hour fastball. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bruce Thomas

Length:

8h


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:15


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:21


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:47


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:51


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:16


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:24


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:15


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:54


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:05


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:50


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:19


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:33


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:31


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:01


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:06


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:54


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:04


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:12


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:15


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:13


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:22


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:29


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:40


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:53


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:10


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:00


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:00


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:10


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:10


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:59


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:36


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:29


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:45


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:21


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:30


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:25


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:07


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:31


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:28


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:36


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:30


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:52


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:52


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:19


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:34


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:45


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:46


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:05


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:33


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:31


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:29


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:22


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:48


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:10


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:10


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:02


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:12


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:01


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:54


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:43


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:18


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

02:37


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:20


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:26


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:42


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:45


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:48


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:40


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:32


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:48


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:41


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:48


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:57


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

00:29