Las Vegas Gold

Las Vegas Gold

by Jim Newell
     
 
Three strikes...you're dead?

A Major League baseball team with a woman as manager? A starting pitcher who can not only throw a baseball with a the best but can throw a whole game to Las Vegas gamblers? A gang of drug smugglers who are attempting to take over the team for their own purposes? Las Vegas Gold is a novel that has all this and more.

Molly

Overview

Three strikes...you're dead?

A Major League baseball team with a woman as manager? A starting pitcher who can not only throw a baseball with a the best but can throw a whole game to Las Vegas gamblers? A gang of drug smugglers who are attempting to take over the team for their own purposes? Las Vegas Gold is a novel that has all this and more.

Molly Malone is the red-haired manager of a group of American League baseball players all carefully chosen from the ranks of free agent and amateur players. Money for salaries is no problem. Mike Malone, Molly's father and a former star Major League player turned billionaire business man, has obtained a franchise for Las Vegas. He names his daughter, a star and manager in women's pro baseball as manager, hand-picks Larry Henderson as General Manager and gives them carte blanche to choose the players. He begins building a state of the art roofed stadium and tells Molly and Larry to be ready to play in two years. Molly gets her way with a trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Tabby, a pitcher with a great arm and attitude to match.

What the team isn't prepared for is the trouble that follows the manager and soon invades their lineup. Previously, the worst any of the players had to deal with was striking out or blowing a catch. Now, they find themselves up to their necks in murder, thrown baseball games, Las Vegas gamblers and drug lords.

Combining a murder mystery with America's national pastime, while covering such hot button topics as illegal gambling in the sporting world and the import of illegal drugs, Las Vegas Gold will keep readers of both baseball and mysteries riveted from start to finish.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013499522
Publisher:
Untreed Reads
Publication date:
11/19/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
672 KB

Meet the Author

Jim Newell is a Canadian writer who has been had careers as a broadcaster, air force officer, high school teacher, four time major award winner for column and editorial writing as a journalist and editor, columnist and feature writer for both a secular newspaper and Christian magazines. He has authored five books: two of them Christian novels, one a baseball novel, a collection of 80 daily meditations and an ebook collection of 14 short stories. Another ebook baseball novel is in the publishing process. His career has spanned more than 50 years of publishing. Since 1991 he has been confined largely to a wheelchair with Post-Polio Syndrome.

He was born in Maine, grew up and was educated in Nova Scotia, and has lived in many parts of Canada. He now lives in Waterloo, Ontario with his wife of more than 58 years and their six month old kitten, and where three of his four grown children and two granddaughters also live and work.

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