Ace shortstop Pepper Dalton has finally learned to hit—or so
it seems to the good people of Salt Lake City. Moroni Traveler, a private eye
named for an angel and cut from the same cloth as his hell-bent father, is hired
to prove that Pepper did not kill his sister with a baseball bat. A boyhood
hero of Moroni’s, Pepper is living, potbellied proof that the past, like
everything else, just ain’t what it used to be.
While the Mormons use computers and private security men to
keep tabs in their town, and Moroni’s former girlfriend pulls a paternity suit
on Moroni’s father, the case of the ex-shortstop and his murdered sister is
growing more sinister all the time. With a religious fanatic, a slick church
lawyer, and an old ballplayer’s lifelong dream involved, Moroni knows this is a
story about how the road to glory is paved with blood.
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