When he forgets his wallet after closing a sale, Clark fears that he won't be able to rent a hotel room. Fortunately for him, he's mistakenly identified as the famous baseball player. Assuming the identity of the celebrity, Clark soon realizes that fame isn't all that it seems.
Sometimes being notorious can get you killed.
*Dead Ringer is a short story.*
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About the Author
A job led him from the mountains of western Pennsylvania to the outskirts of Baltimore, Maryland. For a little over half a decade, he held the position of Digital Forensics Analyst for the Department of Defense. He escaped that post to write novels, watch movies, and drink microbrews.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It feels like Christmas :D I just found two short stories by Jason Brant, Dead Ringer being the first one and All I Want for Christmas being the other so I bought both of them. With the last few months I've had these were just a treat for myself and they were so worth it - actually they're worth so much more because of the amount of fun I had with them. I had a great time with this book. Wow, what can I say? Well I think the best thing I can say is that it's super hard (at least in my opinion) to write really great short stories. For one to qualify as great (again just for me, in my opinion) they really need to suck you into the story on the very first page. Let's face it, there's not as much room for an author to work with so few pages so it's imperative that they hook you on page one and Dead Ringer had me hooked in the first couple of sentences. I was actually quite surprised that this short story read and felt like a full novel. It didn't feel too short nor was there any fluff it was just perfect. The story is about paper salesman Clark Sandford who's in Milwaukee on business and stops at a nice hotel and is instantly recognized but they've got the wrong person. You see he's a dead ringer for a local baseball player and because of other circumstance he decides to just go with it but sometimes fame isn't all it's cracked up to be. Things start out pretty nice at first, free hotel, nice treatment by staff, a nice suite but then things take a fairly dark turn. I guess the moral of the story is: Be careful what you wish for and that fame isn't always a good thing. Dead Ringer sucked me right in and kept me glued to my ereader waiting to see what would happen next, I'm pretty sure next time I get to thinking that I wish I was famous I'll instantly remember this story and change my mind really fast. Sometimes being Mr. Newspaper salesman isn't such a bad thing after all.