Johnny Adcock

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 20 ratings

The Setup Man Publisher's Summary

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 listeners 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.

©2014 T.T. Monday (P)2014 Random House Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Setup Man

    • A Novel
    • By: T. T. Monday
    • Narrated by: Bruce Thomas
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book until the end

    • By Brett on 03-27-15

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 2

    • Double Switch

    • By: T. T. Monday
    • Narrated by: Bruce Thomas
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Relief pitcher/private investigator Johnny Adcock doesn't have an office; he has the bullpen. That's where he sits shelling sunflower seeds when in walks a femme-fatale blonde claiming to be a TV reporter. She is Tiff Tate, the highly paid stylist responsible for half the looks in Major League Baseball, from Brian Wilson's beard to Big Papi's gold ropes. Tiff has a problem.

    Regular price: $20.99