Posted in Reviews 2014

Review – Three Strikes and You’re Dead by Michael A. Draper

Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: XLIBRIS (July 24, 2014)
ISBN-13: 978-1499049305


Baseball goes on strike. and the fans are not happy. A chat room group “Friends against the baseball strike” rants against the astronomical salaries and greed of the players who have ruined the game for the everyday fans. One member, “The Vindicator” decides to take action to end the strike, and soon some of the highest paid baseball players are being murdered. Who will be next? Can the murderer be stopped? The action and suspense build as the FBI and a trio of clever amateur investigators rush around the country trying to predict where the murderer will strike next, and to discover his identity.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Angered fans take to a chat room to complain about the baseball strike and madness ensues.

I didn’t realize this was the 2nd book with these characters but had no trouble following the story. Roseanne has decided that she, her brother, Graham, and Randy all need to become private investigators and somehow convince the powers that be at the baseball league they are perfect to investigate these murders. After that the story takes off on a wild ride.

I am very impressed with the writing. The characters are very developed and engaging. The premise is very wise. It does cost too much to take a family to any professional sport event. Yes these players are entertaining but the salaries are crazy. In  this crazy leads to more crazy as people are getting killed.

You have to let go of reality a bit to think 3 amateurs would be working alongside the FBI and actually figure things out first but it was definitely an entertaining read.  I would definitely read more from this author and may go back and red the first book, Splattered Blood, to see how these three got their start.

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About This Author

Michael A. Draper
Attended St. Michael’s College in Winooski, Vt and served four years in the Air Force, retiring as a captain.

Married to Diana in 1966, one son living, Kevin. Kevin is married to Claire and they have two daughters, Madison and Molly.

Mike spent over 40 years in the financial industry and is also the author of “Splattered Blood,” and the recently be released “Three Strikes and You’re Dead.”Mike enjoyes reading, writing and book reviewing. He is a top Amazon book reviewer.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”