People have been asking King for years when he was going to write a baseball story. This is it: 'I love old-school baseball, and I also love the way people who've spent a lifetime in the game talk about the game. I tried to combine those things in a story of suspense' said King.
Includes a bonus story MORALITY which has never before appeared in a book; unabridged. Read by Craig Wasson and Mare Winningham.
Even the most diehard baseball fans don't know the true story of William 'Blockade Billy' Blakely. He may have been the greatest player the game has ever seen, but today no one remembers his name. He was the first - and only - player to have his existence completely removed from the record books. Even his team is long forgotten, barely a footnote in the game's history.
Every effort was made to erase any evidence that William Blakely played professional baseball, and with good reason. Blockade Billy had a secret darker than any pill or injection that might cause a scandal in sports today. His secret was much, much worse . . . and only Stephen King, the most gifted storyteller of our age, can reveal the truth about the world, once and for all.
The bonus story in MORALITY is a riveting short about Chad, an aspiring writer who is teaching in a school until he lands a publishing contract. His wife Nora is working as a home nurse for a retired minister. Like most people these days, they are struggling financially. And then Nora is approached by her employer with a proposition that could make their dream of a home in Vermont a reality. But will it be worth the moral consequences?
' . . . suspenseful . . . deftly executed . . . with sharp spikes hoisted high and aimed at the jugular on the slide home' — Publisher's Weekly on BLOCKADE BILLY
'America's greatest living novelist delivers his masterpiece.' — Lee Child on UNDER THE DOME
'King's most purely entertaining novel in years . . . utterly compelling.' — John Connolly on UNDER THE DOME