by Tom Swyers
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Going down swinging is not an option . . .
Survival is the name of the game when two obsessed men teeter on the cusp of madness in a war over a kids’ baseball field in this thriller based on a true story.
Travel baseball promoter Rob Barkus has a full bench. He’s backed by a corrupt board of directors, a sports-fixated high school administration, and a mob of crazy travel baseball parents. He’ll stop at nothing to kill the town’s sandlot baseball league so that his elite travel teams can take over its beautiful Babe Ruth baseball field.
The only obstacle between Barkus and his field of dreams is David Thompson, a Civil War buff and burned-out lawyer. When Thompson steps up to save the crumbling league for his son and the rest of the sandlot players in town, Barkus unleashes a cunning and ruthless attack against David, his family, and his teenaged league of misfit players.
Thompson is outnumbered and surrounded. He’s like a man who walked into quicksand. The harder he struggles to save the league, the deeper he sinks. On top of it all, Thompson is stuck in a family Catch-22. If he surrenders, he might lose his son’s love along with his own self-respect, not to mention losing the game of summer for the sandlot kids in town. Yet if he doesn’t back down, it threatens his marriage and deprives his son of any chance to play on the high school team.
Thompson is on an emotional roller coaster and he can’t get off. He is fighting his own civil war as he struggles to make a difference in the town he cherishes without harming the family he loves.
Standing alone and pushed to his breaking point, he needs to figure out when to fold and when to fight. One thing is for sure: if he finally snaps, he won’t take any prisoners.
Captivating characters lead double lives and keep secrets in this award-winning page-turner, laced with humor, about a man who takes a stand and risks it all to make a difference in a world gone mad.
New York Times bestselling author Margot Livesey says Swyers “has created a man for all seasons” in David Thompson and calls Saving Babe Ruth “an absorbing and compulsively readable novel.”
In a foreword, Babe Ruth’s grandson, Tom Stevens, calls Saving Babe Ruth a “great story.”
Read Saving Babe Ruth as the prequel to the Lawyer David Thompson Series which starts with the The Killdeer Connection as the first book. The Killdeer Connection was selected as a 2017 winner in Amazon’s international Kindle Scout writing competition.
Saving Babe Ruth is anÂ Amazon multiple category bestseller.
GoldÂ Winner, Â Benjamin Franklin Award, 2015 “Best First Book:Â Fiction.”
SilverÂ Winner, Benjamin Franklin Award, 2015 “Best Popular Fiction.”
ReadersÂ Views, “Best Regional Fiction 2014/2015: Northeast.”
Finalist,Â “Best New Fiction,” 2014 USA Best Book Awards.
by Wilbur Seymore
Eoin â??Badger’ Skeates, Abernethea â?? Abby’ Cadwallader and Steven â??Steve’ Smith are three friends who serve together in the military. They are part of a new unit, one that will become the first ever female only unit in the British Armed Forces. When the call to arms comes, they are sent to the front lines in Eastern Europe. They all do their part and show bravery beyond measure, but when an air strike kills the wrong targets, it sets Badger on a new path in search of answers. What he finds is more than he had bargained for.
by Chris Elsden
It’s 1964. Indonesia’s President is furious as he reads a report confirming his
Military confrontation with Britain along the Borneo border is failing and the Federation of Malaysia is still intact. To make matters worse, the President’s security service have just warned him that they believe Budiman, his Army Chief and possibly some of his senior officers could be plotting against him, and that his highly contentious plan to land Indonesian saboteurs covertly into Singapore without his Military Chiefs’ knowledge, has been uncovered. Budiman, horrified at the implications of this foolhardy action, orders a halt to the operation. But Colonel Ibrahim, the officer charged with planning and implementing the incursion has disappeared without trace.
In Singapore, ethnic rioting has erupted across the Island. Police stations and kampongs have been set ablaze and countless numbers of residents have been injured or killed. A curfew is imposed to try to regain some order.
At the same time, six men, who have been secretly selected by Colonel Ibrahim for their demolition skills, have just been despatched by fishing junk from a remote village in north eastern Sumatra. Their objective; to make a clandestine landing in Malaysia and with the help of local sympathisers, cross the causeway into Singapore to incite more racial unrest and sabotage British military installations and transportation links with the mainland.
But on route, the six terrorists rescue an unconscious airman from a Royal Navy helicopter that had ditched in the sea. Should they drop him back overboard and do everything they can to avoid the British search and rescue operation or should they risk everything and try to help him?
Osman, the team’s leader is a clever and ruthless man. He seizes the opportunity; abandons Ibrahim’s orders and risking all, heads directly to Singapore with the casualty, where they are welcomed with open arms by the local authorities and the British military. Pleased with their deception, the men secure their junk alongside a jetty in the harbour and make ready to slip ashore. As they prepare to leave the junk they receive a warning that their identity cards have been discovered to be false, and that the police are on their way back to their junk to arrest them. With no time to spare, the men fake their deaths by blowing up the junk, and make their escape into Chinatown to start their part in Indonesia’s subterfuge operations against Singapore’s authorities, its people and the British military defending them.
But Osman had no idea there was a traitor in their midst who will stop at nothing to try to end the madness.
And there was Jimmy Jones, a drunk and ‘has been’ investigative journalist, who scrapes a living as a freelance reporter for the local newspaper. This morning he is euphoric; his latest piece on Indonesia’s escalation of the military confrontation with Britain is global news. But his elation is short lived as the journalist heads to Raffles Hotel to meet an informer who says he has a horrifying secret to tell. The whispered words in the hotel bar, a massive bomb explosion in the street outside, the pointless death of an Admiral’s daughter and the kidnapping of a British naval officer were about to expose Jimmy and his young Chinese assistant to the full savagery of Osman and his team, as they piece together the facts and discover the terrorists cleverly disguised trail from Singapore harbour, across the Straits of Johore and into the deadly Malaysian jungle.
The British Prime Minister, furious at the escalation of the conflict to the shores of Singapore, orders his Secretary for Defence to the Island. Terrorism, directed at the heart of Britain’s interests in Asia would not be tolerated.
But the Prime Minister had no idea then that the Defence Secretary’s life too, would soon be in grave and imminent danger…
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