The Heart of the Order
An injured big leaguer reflects on the game, life. Swings for an astute insider's view; reads like a couch potato's musings.
A pro football murder mystery complete with tight plotting, ample suspense, a touch of the tawdry and wry humor.
Head-injury debate becomes real life for teen baller. The action and sharp writing overcome a few malapropisms.
Racing the Rain
John L. Parker
Space-race era coming-of-age track story—last of a popular trilogy—starts strong and has a big kick but tires a bit in the middle.