Berkley Publishing Group (1979)
Vic Rawlings, if he had lived to forty, might have become just another over-the-hill ex-ballplayer, remembering the days of stardom in the major leagues. He might have ended up like Ron Price, former "folk hero" of the New York Warriors, now scouting bush-league teams in the Midwest. But Rawlings disappears at the peak of his career. It all adds up to a taut and brilliantly told novel whose suspense is as much in psychological revelations as in the romantic unfolding of events.
“From the tradition of Hammet and MacDonald... a beautifully written piece of work.”
~ New York Times Book Review