The ability to create something from nothing is probably what I enjoy most about writing. There are no restrictions to hold you back. If you can imagine it, you can include it in your story. I can’t sew with a needle and thread very well, but I can weave with my words. My ultimate goal is to create a fabric others can enjoy. That so many have in such a short time is a pretty cool thing. My first three novels are now available. The Marshall Connors Series consists of GAME 7: DEAD BALL, 7TH INNING DEATH, and RALLY KILLER. Mystery. Suspense. Baseball. A perfect combination. Get yours on Smashwords and wherever eBooks are sold.
7th Inning Deathby Allen Schatz
Major league baseball umpire Marshall Connors is trying to regroup and get his life back to something resembling normal. After surviving the wrath of a psychotic revenge-hungry killer during the most recent World Series, Marshall wants nothing more than a return to the relative obscurity of his profession and the simplicity of the game he loves, all while nurturing
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Major league baseball umpire Marshall Connors is trying to regroup and get his life back to something resembling normal. After surviving the wrath of a psychotic revenge-hungry killer during the most recent World Series, Marshall wants nothing more than a return to the relative obscurity of his profession and the simplicity of the game he loves, all while nurturing a new relationship.
Former FBI agent John King isn’t really a bad person, but a few loose wires make him seem that way. He, too, is looking for normalcy, but disgraced and fired by the FBI, King must battle through a hoard of personal demons to get there. A new job gives him hope, but the struggles grow when King discovers another monster, one more vicious and dangerous than those in his head.
Before the walls of his world collapse completely, King makes a last desperate attempt for salvation, leading him once again into Marshall's life. The collision leaves the umpire in the middle of another game he would rather not play.
With the help of his best friend, Thomas Hillsborough--ex-CIA spy--Marshall can only hope a solution arrives in time.
7TH INNING DEATH - the second book in the MARSHALL CONNORS SERIES
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If you "liked" the first book you will love this second one! It takes you more in depth into the charactor's lives and relationships and as you get to know them a mystery subtletly is forming with murders to follow. Baseball is more in the background in this book. I liked how you were gentley reminded of what happened in the other book and the way its done it could be a stand alone book too. The scenes with the shrink were very well done, it made me think of Tony Soprano on tv and the tense relationship he had with his lady shrink. Written like a pro and a enjoyable read!
Wow. After all the craziness of his first book, we all assumed the world of baseball in Philadelphia would go back to normal. Turns out we couldn't be farther from the truth! In this sequal to his first publication, Mr. Schatz again takes us on a whirlwind ride, involving failiar faces still trying to recover from the bedlam of the World Series. He doesn't suffer from any let down, as this book is just as fun and fast paced as the first one! A page turner, I was unable to put it down, and I wound up reading the whole book in just under 24 hours! Congratulations to Mr. Schatz on yet another amazing book! I eagerly look forward to reading more of his work!