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Dead Ball

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Blissberg returns to baseball to protect a player who's on the verge of making historyFifteen years after retiring from baseball, Harvey Blissberg is suffering a bad case of what his girlfriend, Mickey Slavin, calls sad man-ism when the owner of his former team, the Providence Jewels, tracks him down. The team's star, Moss Cooley, is on the verge of shattering Joe DiMaggio's unbreakable fifty-six-game hitting streak. But Cooley has been receiving racist threats, such as a decapitated lawn jockey with a note reading, escape retribution. Would Blissberg mind playing bodyguard for a while? When Cooley's streak ends shy of DiMaggio's record, the threats and hate mail continue, suggesting that there's more at stake than preserving a white man's supreme achievement. Blissberg follows the trail of clues back into the past, and finds that Moss is not the first Cooley man to be persecuted. A determined psychopath is out for Cooley's neck, and if he has to murder a few ex-ballplayers on the way—so be it.


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Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road

Kindle Book

  • Release date: March 5, 2013

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781480405806
  • Release date: March 5, 2013

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781480405806
  • File size: 1184 KB
  • Release date: March 5, 2013

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Kindle Book
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subjects

Fiction Mystery

Languages

English

Blissberg returns to baseball to protect a player who's on the verge of making historyFifteen years after retiring from baseball, Harvey Blissberg is suffering a bad case of what his girlfriend, Mickey Slavin, calls sad man-ism when the owner of his former team, the Providence Jewels, tracks him down. The team's star, Moss Cooley, is on the verge of shattering Joe DiMaggio's unbreakable fifty-six-game hitting streak. But Cooley has been receiving racist threats, such as a decapitated lawn jockey with a note reading, escape retribution. Would Blissberg mind playing bodyguard for a while? When Cooley's streak ends shy of DiMaggio's record, the threats and hate mail continue, suggesting that there's more at stake than preserving a white man's supreme achievement. Blissberg follows the trail of clues back into the past, and finds that Moss is not the first Cooley man to be persecuted. A determined psychopath is out for Cooley's neck, and if he has to murder a few ex-ballplayers on the way—so be it.


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