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Five OClock Lightning: A Novel about Baseball, Politics, and Murder William L. DeAndrea

Five OClock Lightning: A Novel about Baseball, Politics, and Murder

William L. DeAndrea

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ISBN : 9781306613194
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A onetime baseball catcher confronts the murder of a McCarthyist politician at Yankee StadiumIn 1953 America, McCarthyism is everywhere. Congressman Rex Harwood Simmons is among the leaders who single-mindedly hunt down suspected Communists- he evenMoreA onetime baseball catcher confronts the murder of a McCarthyist politician at Yankee StadiumIn 1953 America, McCarthyism is everywhere. Congressman Rex Harwood Simmons is among the leaders who single-mindedly hunt down suspected Communists- he even claims that Communism has infiltrated Americas favorite pastime. But while watching a Yankee game one afternoon, he becomes a target. As the crowd cheers for a homerun, Simmons is shot dead in his seat. The task of solving the crime falls to onetime ballplayer and Korean War veteran Russ Garrett, who collaborates with Vicious Aloysius Murphy, a Bronx homicide detective. The investigation wont be easy, since there are plenty of people with a motive to plug Simmons. Several clues point to a blacklisted intellectual--but he was driven to suicide years ago. And as Garrett hunts for the killer, a new conspiracy comes to light: a plot to murder Yankee star Mickey Mantle.