Be the One

Be the One

by April Smith
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Be the One by April Smith

The only female scout in the majors, hard-living Cassidy Sanderson impulsively hops a plane to the Dominican Republic to snatch up young phenom Alberto Cruz for the Los Angeles Dodgers. But Cruz may have something even Cassidy's well-trained eye can't catch -- "a bad spirit on him" -- and when she tangles with Joe Galanis, a powerful real estate developer, she becomes ensnared in a tightening triangle of blackmail, voodoo, and violence. Inside the back rooms of high-stakes sports and high finance, Cassidy discovers a fine line exists between competitor and killer.

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ISBN-13: 9780375450969
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/2000
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

April Smith lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.

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Be the One 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
mollybea More than 1 year ago
The plot dragged, the character was not easily sympathetic. The book was too long. I really have enjoyed April Smith's other books, but not this one
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed 'Be The One'. I thought the she-jock Cassidy and her super cool job were entertaining. Not to mention the great twists and turns the plot took. Fun for sports fans as well as non-sports fans.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Former superstar Cassidy Sanderson does not feel like a pioneer or a freak. Instead baseball has always been part of her gene pool so being the only female major league baseball scout seems normal to Cassidy. She knows that for her to keep her job, she needs to remain productive, signing prospects for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Lately, Cassidy seems in a slump so when she receives a tip about the next great Dominican Republic athlete, she immediately flies to the Caribbean.

On the island, Cassidy meets financier Joe Galinis and realizes that Alberto Cruz is even more than she expected. She returns home with a major prospect and a lover. However, instead of accolades and a bonus, Cassidy finds herself in the midst of a voodoo-blackmailing plot that leaves her wondering who can she trust?

Sports mystery fans, especially lovers of baseball will warmly welcome the return of Cassidy Sanderson (see NORTH OF MONTANA). In her mid thirties, Cassidy still retains that competitive toughness that provides the edge to a well-drawn character. The clever intermingling of baseball, scouting, and voodoo turns BE THE ONE into a perfect game that will surely place April Smith¿s novel on everyone¿s top three lists of sports mysteries.

Harriet Klausner