Each summer, on the fields of glorious Cape Marlin, off theNew England coast, the nation's best college players gatherto play the most important baseball of their lives.
Jack Faber is a young hotshot pitcher with an unhittable slider and a rocket for a fastball. He plays for the fabled Seapuit Seawolves and dreams of making the Big Show. But a new coach, the scowling Bruno Riazzi, a former pro catcher, resents the kid's celebrity status and decides to knock him down a peg or two. And he stops at nothing to make it happen.
Humiliated, Jack loses his lifelong art, and with it his passion for the game, as well as, mysteriously, his ability to throw. A devastated Jack Faber is released from the St. Charles College roster. But the Seawolves coaches won't give up on him. They bring Jack back to Cape Marlin, determined to help him rediscover his lost talent. He finds himself again under the summer sun, coaches and old friends standing by him. But in the end it will be up to Jack.
Based on a true story, Slider celebrates the national pastime, a game that can break grown men's hearts as well as make them whole again.
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About the Author
Patrick Robinson is the author of seven international bestselling suspense thrillers, including Nimitz Class and Hunter Killer, as well as several nonfiction bestsellers. He divides his time between Ireland and Cape Cod.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is one of the most uplifting books I have read in years. It is the first book in a long time that I did not want to put down until I finished.
I thought this book was great. I wanted a book heavy on the baseball and didn't really like when they talked about the relationship between Ben and Natalie. I will admit a little more delving into Jack's personal life and thoughts would have been ok, but all in all I thought the book was excellent. I've already reread the book 4 times over the year since I got it last summer.
I really wanted to like this book, since there are so few great baseball novels anymore. The premise was solid, but I felt the book was too long on game description and too short on description of relationships, emotion, etc.
Thank you.I will be coming out with a new book called"LOCKER ROOM"hope you read it and enjoy it:)
I really enjoyed reading this novel and I'm not even a baseball fan. Unlike previous reviewers I did not find this book long on the technical aspects of baseball and short on relationships. I thought there was a great balance of both to making this a great read. I'd reccommend it to all my friends baseball players or not. Professionalism in sports to my way of thinking has gotten totally out of hand with players of all sports only in the game for money. This book speaks to that very well and is about sport for the love of sport!