grand slam of a novel...don't miss it!"
Preston, NY TIMES best-selling author
July, 1975. Twelve-year-old James Overstreet is the sole witness to a murder in Chicago's Burnham Park and musters the courage to come forward. But the Chicago police and the Cook County state's attorney office both manage to bungle the slam-dunk case and the killers go free, sending James and his family into witness relocation in Arizona.
Thirty years later, still officially living in protective custody with a new identity, can James bring forth justice when he once again confronts the killers of Manny Fleischman, the last surviving member of the infamous 1919 Chicago Black Sox team?
He can, but not without revealing a secret he's held all this time: his boyhood friend, now a high-ranking Illinois politician and a rising star on the national Democratic presidential ticket, was a member of the juvenile gang who long-ago murdered Fleischman.