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An award-winning, Amazon #1 bestselling novel destined to become a classic.
Did you ever get yourself involved in something only to discover that it’s way bigger than you? Imagine corruption surrounding you and that there’s no escape. It’s too late for you to back out, but you’re going to pay a heavy price for moving forward to make things right. That’s when you have to suck it up and say to yourself:
Striking out 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.”
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Tom Swyers is a seasoned attorney, an award-winning author, and a former judge.
He’s often called “Tom Sawyer,” but he is not the Mark Twain character, though he did marry Becky Thatcher and his best friend is Huck Finn. He lives in a nice home with his family near the Mohawk River in Upstate New York and writes from behind a locked basement door when Becky has had enough of him.
Tom has studied at the New York State Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore College. “Saving Babe Ruth” is his first novel and these are some of the awards it has received:
Gold Winner, “Best First Book: Fiction,” 2015 Independent Book Publishers Association’s Benjamin
Franklin Book Awards.
Silver Winner, “Best Popular Fiction,” 2015 Independent Book Publishers Association’s Benjamin Franklin Book Awards.
Readers Views, “Best Regional Fiction 2014/2015: Northeast.”
Finalist, “Best New Fiction,” 2014 USA Best Book Awards.
Check out his next book in the series–an award-wining legal thriller–entitled: “The Killdeer Connection.”