Outrageous, irrepressible and endlesslyentertaining, the bestselling author of Rubyfruit Jungleand Bingo spins a behind-the-scenes tale of women'sprofessional tennis that dramtically intertwinesthe heart-stopping excitement of competition andthe lingering heartache of intimate human bonds.Carmen Semanan loves three things passionalty: tennis, money and professor Harriet Rawls. Justtwenty-four, Carmen is at her peak as one of theworld's top-seeded tennis champions, determined to winthe coveted Grand Slam. She is protected fromeverything but the grueling demands of her sport by anavericious agent and her devoted gusty Harriet.All the odds are in her favor. But there are weedsgrowing in her paradise patch. Carmen's vey latinbrother, Miguel, parlays her succes into afinancial house of cards with deals that includesmuggling, forgery, and fraud. Susan Reilly, Carmen'sarchrival and former lover, leaks word of Carms'srelationship with Harriet to the press--and tennis'sbest-kept secret is blown into a front-pagescandal. From the French Open to Wimbledon, jealousies, ambitions and passions are set to explode. Now, with everything she cherishes on the line, Carmenmust test the true depths of her feelings-both onand off the court."
Rita Mae Brown is the bestselling author of several books. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and poet, she lives in Afton, Virginia.
Sneaky Pie Brown, a tiger cat born somewhere in Albemarle County, Virginia, was discovered by Rita Mae Brown at her local SPCA. They have collaborated on fifteen previous Mrs. Murphy mysteries: Wish You Were Here; Rest in Pieces; Murder at Monticello; Pay Dirt; Murder, She Meowed; Murder on the Prowl; Cat on the Scent; Pawing Through the Past; Claws and Effect; Catch as Cat Can; The Tail of the Tip-Off; Whisker of Evil; Cat's Eyewitness; Sour Puss; and Puss 'n C
"If you thought NoraEphron's Heartburn has cornered themarket on true hearbreak, thinly veiled, make roomfor Sudden Death. . . .it notonly chops the stars of women's professional tennisdown to size; it tackles the whole pro tennisestablishment."--The Washington Post."
SUDDEN DEATH (R)
Mass Market Paperback
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Charlottesville, VA, US