By Keith Gockenbach
South Nine Publishing: December 2012
Power Fade is a well written mystery thriller that will keep you interested through the many twists up until the surprising conclusion. Mr. Gockenbach uses his knowledge of professional golf to make the tournament portions of the book read as quite authentic, but he doesn’t overpower you with golfing technicalities and terminologies. You don’t need to be a golfer to enjoy this novel.
This is a fine debut novel and I recommend it. I give this book 4 stars out of 5 and a thumbs up.
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
Release Date: December 2012
When the Game Turns Deadly
Professional golfer Roy Gilbert wakes, dazed and defenseless, in the mangrove swamp of the Everglades. Across the bay hangs the wreckage of the small Cessna his friend John piloted on their sightseeing trip. Roy has no memory of the crash, and John is nowhere to be found.
Roy escapes the swamp and rejoins the tour, but danger follows. Why did the plane crash? Who is chasing him? Where is John? Who can he trust? The answers lead Roy on a perilous journey to a breathtaking climax.
In the style of Dick Francis, Power Fade brings mystery and suspense to the high-profile world of professional golf.
Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: South Nine Publishing (December 2012)
Original title: Power Fade
About the Author
Keith Gockenbach grew up in Robinson, Illinois, playing golf, reading mysteries, and caddying on the PGA Tour.His first attempt at writing was his 5th-grade short story, The Fly-Paper Stick-up, which was not, and will never be, published.
Keith has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Clemson and an MBA from MIT. He retired in 2004 after 27 years in the chemical industry to pursue his dream of playing professional golf, playing in the 2006 U.S. Senior Open, the 2007 Senior Open at Muirfield, and two Champions Tour National Finals. Keith’s golf memoir, Inside, Outside, and On the Ropes, was published in 2011.
Keith lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, with his wife, Lynn, and his two standard poodle rescues, Rose and Dazzle. His second novel, Deadly Loop, is scheduled to be published in the spring of 2013.
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