When you’ve lost it all, how far would you go to get it back?
Bennett Covington has a good life. The support of a loving, growing family. A satisfying job. A roof over his head. Not perfect, but close enough.
Nothing lasts forever, of course. After stumbling into the middle of a back-alley murder, Bennett becomes entangled in a web of violence set in motion by members of a shadowy criminal organization. Subjected to psychological torment, Bennett struggles to understand the depth of their evil intentions – intentions that threaten to take much more than just his life. Through it all, one question endures: why have they taken such a keen interest in him? When he runs, they catch him. When he hides, they find him.
The only way out is to fight back.
Praise for Ghosts
“Lots of action and edge of your seat thrills … If you like thrillers you need to get this book. Just make sure to start reading early on a day that you have nothing planned. You won’t be doing much once you start reading.”
– J. Bronder’s Book Reviews
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DIEHARDS: WHY FANS CARE SO MUCH ABOUT SPORTS
Diehard sports fans are arguably the beating heart of the sports industry. In good times and in bad, they file into stadiums and arenas of all shapes and sizes ready to expend financial and emotional currency on a hobby that goes horribly wrong half of the time.
Why? Why do fans care so much?
Does the payoff from the good times – the thrilling victories, championship glory and miraculous performances – outweigh the trauma inflicted by the bad? Why do diehards invest so fully in sports teams and players when that commitment, love and adoration is seldom reciprocated – if ever?
Diehards answers these questions and many others while unraveling the mystery of sports fandom and providing context for what fuels the evolution from casual fan to diehard. In Diehards, the author canvases experts about the impact of sports fandom on fan psyche, health, and family life while also sharing personal accounts of deep-seated sports passion from the most dedicated of fans.
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Praise for Diehards
“For the true fan of baseball, reading Diehards is like sitting in your season seats and trading stories of euphoria and defeat with the other fanatic regulars around you. Scarinzi is amusingly confessional and unapologetic about his own fandom as he explores the social and psychological causes and effects of loving a sport and a team. He is one of those overly informed, nostalgic and even romantic bleacher creatures that are the characteristics of baseball lovers everywhere, yet he cleverly couples anecdotes and historic moments with quantitative data and cultural analysis to make this a very smart and authentic take on baseball’s place in the cultural fabric of America. Diehards confirms for every true baseball lover that they are not crazy, or at least not alone in their fanaticism for the game. If you list your bobblehead collection in your will, this book is for you.”
– Heidi Watney, MLB Network
“Through this fine book – that is as lively and humorous as it is well researched and insightful – Diehards has brought me to a deeper understanding of my own obsession. The author does a remarkable job deconstructing the excitement, joy, frustration, heartbreak, and range of other emotions sports bring into our lives.”
– Josh Pahigian, author of The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip and 101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out
“If you’ve ever been introspective about why it is you care so much about a team that stomped on your spirit for so many years only to rise from the ashes to give you the most thrilling fall this town has ever seen, give Diehards a read.”
– Max Rieper, RoyalsReview.com
“If you’re looking for some interesting and informative summer baseball reading … this book will be right up your alley. I recommend it highly.”
– Matthew Veasey, ThatBallsOuttaHere.com