Hunting a Detroit TigerAuthor: Troy SoosPublisher: Kensington Publishing CorporationCategory: Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Crime Fiction, Historical Crime, Historical Crime, Historical FictionBook Format: Paperback
It is early spring, 1920. Four million Americans are out on strike - miners, mill hands, railroad workers, even policemen. United States Attorney General Mitchell Palmer claims to have evidence that Reds, Wobblies, anarchists, foreigners, communists and unionists are about to attempt a takeover of the U.S. government. The Great Red Scare has begun. And, somehow, a utility infielder for the Detroit Tigers named Mickey Rawlings has gotten himself smack in the middle of the whole mess... War Hero Kills Bolshevik. It begins with a four-word headline in the morning edition of the Detroit Journal. Four words, stark and accusing - and three of them wrong. Mickey isn't a hero, he didn't kill anyone, and the victim wasn't a Bolshevik. All Mickey wanted was a .250 batting average, a lot of stolen bases, and a regular place in the Tigers' lineup. Until Emmett Siever, and old-time baseball player trying to organize a players' union, is killed at a meeting of the Industrial Workers of the World. Suddenly, the story goes out that Mickey did the dirty deed in self-defense. Now the Wobblies want Siever's murder avenged; Mickey's teammates on the Tigers - including Dutch Leonard and Ty Cobb - think Mickey is trying to sabotage the players' union; and baseball owners are putting the heat on Mickey to speak out publicly against the unions. Caught in a squeeze play while trying to find out who really killed Emmett Siever is fast turning Mickey into one unpopular guy - almost as unpopular as the irascible Ty Cobb.
About Troy SoosTroy Soos is a critically acclaimed author, teacher, and former research physicist. He is best known for his Mickey Rawlings series of baseball mysteries. His novels have been reviewed in the New York Times, Boston Globe, and USA Today. Soos is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the Society for American Baseball Research. He currently lives in Lake Howell, Florida (near Winter Park, Florida).
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