‘An unusual sports thriller’ - Oxford Mail
‘Death Trap is written with flair and knowledge. What Dick Francis has done for racing, Malcolm Hamer must surely do for golf’ - South Wales Evening Post
‘A highly entertaining sports thriller – smooth as a manicured green’ - Manchester Evening News
‘The plot is water-tight’ - Sunday Times
‘A pacy novel’ - The Observer
Chris Ludlow’s life is in turmoil. Having been fired from his City firm, he finds a job carrying the bag of the brilliant young Ben Massey, a member of Europe’s Ryder Cup team.
But scandal and discord follow the team all the way to California, and Chris suspects a ‘dirty tricks’ campaign by the Americans, who seem determined to win back the Ryder Cup at any cost.
The focus is especially strong on Ben Massey, who is accused of murdering his roughneck brother, and also on the past of the European Captain, Ross Bentley.
With the unsteady support of his journalist friend, Toby Greenslade, Chris has to find a way through a minefield of deceit – and also help Ben and his team to win the Ryder Cup.