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Major league murder

Author: Michael Geller
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st ed
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Slots Resnick, private investigator, former New York City Chief of Detectives, even more former minor league ballplayer, has a problem. His good friend, the bookie-priest Harry Quinn, wants to hire him to clear the name of Jefferson "Nightmare" Davis. Davis had a brilliant career as a pitcher in the majors before he was suspended, accused of doctoring the balls he was throwing. What's Slots's problem? Only that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Geller
ISBN: 0312022476 9780312022471 0312021941 9780312021948
OCLC Number: 17953465
Notes: "A Thomas Dunne book."
Description: 215 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Michael Geller.

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Slots Resnick, private investigator, former New York City Chief of Detectives, even more former minor league ballplayer, has a problem. His good friend, the bookie-priest Harry Quinn, wants to hire him to clear the name of Jefferson "Nightmare" Davis. Davis had a brilliant career as a pitcher in the majors before he was suspended, accused of doctoring the balls he was throwing. What's Slots's problem? Only that Davis is his worst enemy, the man who put Slots in the hospital by beaning him intentionally when they played against each other in the minors. Then, when Slots quit baseball to join the N.Y.P.D., Davis hurled a much-publicized complaint of racism against him. But Father Harry knows how to push the right buttons. He confronts Slots with Davis' wronged ex-wife and the pitcher's appealing twelve-year-old son, who has never known the father he idealizes. How can Slots refuse? He can't, but he isn't happy about it. Especially when the reluctantly undertaken search turns out to be more than just a case of cheating on the ballfield. Looking for an umpire who can give him the real story, Slots learns the man has disappeared. The detective shuttles distractedly between suburban/exurban Conneticut, Mexico City, and a crashingly loud Manhattan disco. People shoot at him; the case becomes one of treachery and murder.

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