Horace Duckworth struggles on the PGA tour for ten years. His friends call him Duck. His passion is golf. His criminal justice degree is from the University of Georgia. However, now he’s a private investigator in Myrtle Beach. When his client, Dean Meyers, turns up dead as a result of a fall from a gambling boat, Duck’s instincts scream foul play. Dean’s business partners seem appropriately upset. Dean’s wife Maureen is suspicious and hires Duck to pursue the investigation. The journey leads Duck into the corporate world, where the rough is rougher and the traps are deeper than he ever experienced on the tour. He uses his contacts in the golf community to negotiate through the corporate society. Duck discovers corruption, murder, embezzlement, mail fraud, and just plain ugliness. Along the way, Duck develops new friends as he joins forces with a Connecticut investigating firm, JDK Midnight Security. The mystery takes Duck and his associate to Ireland, chasing corrupt executives and revealing international intrigue. Duck is afraid he is mired in the rough on this case, but a last-minute twist brings him in under par.O'Brien, Thomas is the author of 'Corporate Rough', published 2007 under ISBN 9781424199501 and ISBN 1424199506.