A short baseball thriller involving a Seattle Mariners staffer, a Yemini psychopath, and a U.S. Army Captain. Jasper Leonard works in the front office of the Mariners. Cold beer at Safeco Field kick starts a journey into hell when “Captain Keeg” tells his childhood friend, Jasper, that he smuggled home an ancient artifact from a museum in Baghdad during the second Iraqi War. After a grueling homestand, Jasper is in the middle of an inebriated slumber when a Yemini thug, Hashim Aziz, breaks into his West Seattle condo. Hashim wants the artifact, Keeg wants to sell it, and Jasper just wants a good nights sleep. So…how do two people wind up dead?
In 20 quick pages, Slider takes readers on a wild, irreverent ride that explodes the boundaries of friendship and greed. You’ll be treated to an unusual peek at the business side of baseball and a surprising twist that leaves you wondering if Jasper will ever be able to handle a slider.
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McCartney has been sacked by several organizations for his inability to brown-nose and goat-logic problem solving skills. After receiving a graduate degree from Thunderbird, he was decruited for stints in Singapore and Bahrain. Returning to the Pacific Northwest, he worked for the Seattle Mariners and the Seattle Sounders. Currently, he grows duct tape, writes, cartoons, and publishes a community newspaper. His short stories have appeared in a half dozen publications.