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Blind Switch

(2004)
(The first book in the Jack Doyle Mysteries series)
A novel by

 
 
Desperate Jack Doyle accepts a sketchy job which leads to a deadly game of fixing horse races and murder--of the four-legged kind.... One-time amateur boxer Jack Doyle, an irreverent and rebellious advertising account representative, goes to work one fine Chicago day and finds his desk--and his job--both gone. A two-time loser at the marriage game as well, Doyle, usually ultra-confident, fishes himself out of a bottle to take stock, realizing, ""with a thumping finality, that Life sure as hell did have his number and was crunching it.""~At loose ends, Doyle accepts a most unusual offer from an acquaintance, Moe Kellman, ""furrier to the Mob,"" to fix a horse race. The context of making the deal, a Cubs game at storied Wrigley Field, sets the tone for the drama that follows. Thus begins a chain of events that will lead the FBI to Doyle's door where they ""coopt"" him into a quest after people who are maiming or killing thoroughbred horses for their insurance values. Their number one target is a loathsome media mogul who can't bear to lose at anything.~Built upon recent factual events, spiced with satire and peppered throughout with engaging loonies, Blind Switch is a noteworthy first novel with a hero forced to ask in its ultimate line, ""Where have I gone right?""

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

July 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Blind Switch: A Jack Doyle Mystery (Jack Doyle Series)
Author(s): John McEvoy
ISBN: 1-59058-095-8 / 978-1-59058-095-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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Paperback Editions

December 2012 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Blind Switch: Easyread Large Edition
Author(s): John McEvoy
ISBN: 1-4587-3622-9 / 978-1-4587-3622-2 (Canada edition)
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September 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Blind Switch (Jack Doyle Series, 1)
Author(s): John McEvoy
ISBN: 1-59058-123-7 / 978-1-59058-123-0 (USA edition)
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November 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Blind Switch (Jack Doyle Series, 1)
Author(s): John McEvoy
ISBN: 1-4642-0016-5 / 978-1-4642-0016-8 (USA edition)
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March 2010 : Paperback
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Title: [(Blind Switch)] [By (author) John McEvoy] published on (March, 2010)
Author(s): John McEvoy
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March 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Blind Switch: A Jack Doyle Mystery (Jack Doyle Series)
Author(s): John McEvoy
ISBN: 1-59058-276-4 / 978-1-59058-276-3 (USA edition)
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December 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Blind Switch: Easyread Comfort Edition
Author(s): John McEvoy
ISBN: 1-4587-3621-0 / 978-1-4587-3621-5 (Canada edition)
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December 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Blind Switch: Easyread Edition
Author(s): John McEvoy
ISBN: 1-4587-3620-2 / 978-1-4587-3620-8 (Canada edition)
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December 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Blind Switch: Easyread Large Bold Edition
Author(s): John McEvoy
ISBN: 1-4587-3619-9 / 978-1-4587-3619-2 (Canada edition)
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December 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Blind Switch: Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition
Author(s): John McEvoy
ISBN: 1-4587-3623-7 / 978-1-4587-3623-9 (Canada edition)
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December 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Blind Switch: Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition
Author(s): John McEvoy
ISBN: 1-4587-3624-5 / 978-1-4587-3624-6 (Canada edition)
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December 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Blind Switch: Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition
Author(s): John McEvoy
ISBN: 1-4587-3637-7 / 978-1-4587-3637-6 (Canada edition)
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December 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Blind Switch: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition
Author(s): John McEvoy
ISBN: 1-4587-3625-3 / 978-1-4587-3625-3 (Canada edition)
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December 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Blind Switch: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition
Author(s): John McEvoy
ISBN: 1-4587-3648-2 / 978-1-4587-3648-2 (Canada edition)
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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Blind Switch: A Jack Doyle Mystery (Jack Doyle Series Book 1)
Author(s): John McEvoy
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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