America, nearly wiped out by radical Islam, has established a society based on love. Religion, social media, and the entertainment industry have been outlawed. All acts of patriotism are illegal, and the country is led by Grandma. Heading up the Family in her home base in the Bronx, she works tirelessly to build a lasting legacy for the future.
As baseball historian Puppy Nedick prepares for opening day, a chance encounter lands him face-to-face with former baseball greats. Determined not to go down without a fight, the players band together to revitalize the game for one last hurrah.
But not everyone wants peace. Will baseball become the catalyst for WWIV, or will it save America?
Gary Morgenstein’s previous novels include Jesse’s Girl; Loving Rabbi Thalia Kleinman; Take Me Out to the Ballgame and The Man Who Wanted to Play Center Field for the New York Yankees. An accomplished playwright, Morgenstein wrote the critically acclaimed musicals The Anthem and Mad Mel Saves the World, and his dramas range from A Tomato Can’t Grow in the Bronx to Right on Target, Ponzi Man and Saving Stan. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, writer and critic Marcina Zaccaria.
But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.