A DEADLY GAME - Murder for hire meets Fantasy Baseball in crime thriller
Professional baseball players in multiple cities have been injured inexplicably—and two have died. When former police detective David Kenmuir tries to learn why, he becomes trapped in a collision between the make-believe world of fantasy baseball leagues and the very real world of crime-for-hire. In order to escape from it, he must end it—and manage to stay alive in the midst of lethal conflicts between a mob boss and his maverick subordinate, and between himself and a nemesis from his past. It won’t be easy.
An intricate plot, engaging and believable characters, sharp and clever dialogue—and a terrific ending. What more can you want?
-—Steven Phillip Smith, author of American Boys
When the playful world of fantasy baseball meets the cruel reality of organized crime, the result is this unique novel, a thriller that’s always exciting and often humorous.
—Larry Yant, former sportswriter, San Francisco Chronicle
The stakes are high in this complex, deftly written thriller. Lepper sets the scene, winds up, and delivers a compelling story with a carefully crafted team of characters who will have you smiling one minute, cheering the next and locked in suspense throughout.
—Camille Minichino, author of more than 20 mystery novels