The Heart of the Order

Theo Schell-Lambert

An injured big leaguer reflects on the game, life. Swings for an astute insider's view; reads like a couch potato's musings.

#twobagger

Hangman's Game

Bill Syken

A pro football murder mystery complete with tight plotting, ample suspense, a touch of the tawdry and wry humor.

#punter

Hit Count

Chris Lynch

Head-injury debate becomes real life for teen baller. The action and sharp writing overcome a few malapropisms.

#seniorscantplayjv

Racing the Rain

John L. Parker

Space-race era coming-of-age track story—last of a popular trilogy—starts strong and has a big kick but tires a bit in the middle.

#miler

FOUR PHOTOS ILLUSTRATION

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)