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The Heart of the Order

Theo Schell-Lambert

An injured big leaguer reflects on the game, life. Swings for an astute insider's view; reads like a couch potato's musings.


Hangman's Game

Bill Syken

A pro football murder mystery complete with tight plotting, ample suspense, a touch of the tawdry and wry humor.


Hit Count

Chris Lynch

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.