The Perfect Game

The Perfect Game

Book - 2015 | First edition.
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Lauren Rose has recently moved to Phoenix to begin a new life as she starts a prestigious emergency medicine residency, but she could end up doing life in the Arizona State penitentiary instead.Lauren has always lived in the shadow of her more glamorous sister Liz, the wife of baseball superstar Jake Wakefield. But when Liz is found viciously murdered in her Scottsdale home, the spotlight turns to Lauren as prime suspect in the high-profile investigation.Having lost both parents at an early age, Liz's death leaves Lauren all alone in a new city. Jake's support proves invaluable as she navigates the nightmare her life has become. As Lauren spends time with Jake, they develop a closeness that she finds both comforting and confusing. It's an intimacy forged by their shared grief, their mutual love of baseball, and by the thrill of him pitching a perfect game for the Diamondbacks.Meanwhile, the Scottsdale police repeatedly question Lauren. She objects to a lie detector test as bad science. An arrest warrant is issued. The ensuing trial leads the evening news every night as a rabid public just can't get enough of the sordid proceedings, quickly dubbed The Trial of the Millennium. Will the outcome be influenced by this media circus?The Perfect Game is Leslie Dana Kirby's compelling debut novel.
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781464201776
Branch Call Number: KIR
Characteristics: 331 pages.


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Jun 13, 2015

Disappointing if you are a baseball fan. The author included some errors that make the story ring as the fiction it is. In a "Perfect Game" it's 27 batters all retired in a row, so in the 8th inning the pitcher would face the #4, 5, and 6 batters. She had the top of the order up in the ninth. Also, the hitter with the highest average in the league is a pinch -hitter, whereas a no way the best hitter in the league wouldn't be used as often as possible. Finally she has the Diamondbacks clinch a playoff spot in August, which would mean that they had a 30 game lead at that point in the season... it would never happen.

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