A Shooter in the Mall

Monsoon Madness

by Barry S. Hirsch

5.5 x 8.5, 164 pg, soft cover

ISBN 978-0-9801811-0-4

Price $24.95

First time author, Barry S. Hirsch, introduces us to baseball hero Sherman Elbert and a cast of vivid supporting characters.

The strapping first baseman, who saves lives, in between hitting home runs, is a Paul Bunyanesque figure whose career begins with the minor league Sidewinders and culminates as a world Series hero for the Diamondbacks.

Along the way, he deals with gun-wielding, tobacco- chewing shoplifters, a sexy news anchorwoman/aerobics instructor, a Victoria’s Secret salesgirl turned Academy Award Winning actress, a teenage pickpocket, and a lovesick social worker.

He’s joined on the Diamondbacks by a phenom he first meets as a twelve year old boy Elbert rescues from a southern Arizona monsoon flood. This phenom, Robby Aaron, a catcher, is a rarity in baseball; he’s a practicing Jew.

Throw in a villainous weatherman named Rainwater, and a brutalizing drug dealer nicknamed “Muscles” and you have a narrative bound to grab you and hold your interest from its first to last game-winning home run.

About the Author

Barry S. Hirsch is a retired school teacher who resides in Tucson, Arizona and collects autographs of baseball players, a collection that spans fifty years.


The book is available directly from the author.

For more information, or to order copies of the book, please contact the author at ghostriverimages.com


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