A series of burglaries strips several celebrated golf clubs of their valuable paintings, and memorabilia such as antique golf clubs and balls. One of the targets is the Royal Dorset Golf Club, where Chris Ludlow is helping to re-design the course.
The police even suspect Chis's friend, the journalist Toby Greenslade, of being implicated; and things get worse when they find the dead body of a Japanese dealer. Then the wife of another dealer is kidnapped. . .
As well as trying to recover a debt for a neighbour from a shady and violent lawyer, Chris must also do battle in the treacherous world of golfing antiques, where nothing is as it seems.
'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.
'Packed with interest and golfing knowledge. Hamer is a real master. . . you just have to keep on reading' - South Wales Evening Post
Chris Ludlow has found his perfect job as an assistant to the celebrated golf architect, Calvin Blair. But the Green Disciples, one Europe's most intimidating pressure groups, oppose Blair's plans for a new golf course on environmental grounds. Although Chris is sensitive to their views, especially when expounded by the beautiful Jodie Hesse, he draws the line at vandalism, arson and murder. With the help of his brother, Max, and his erratic journalist friend, Toby Greenslade, Chris fights back in an attempt to salvage his new career.