Two in the Field

Two in the Field

By Darryl Brock

Frog, Ltd., Paperback, 9781583941881, 393pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2007

In this sequel to the best-selling "If I Never Get Back," Sam Fowler manages to break into the past once again but this time it's 1875. Gripped by an economic depression, America is a darker place. Again Sam falls in with ballplayers, but spins off on his own seeking the whereabouts of Caitlin, the woman he loves. His knight-like, hazardous quest forces him to ride the rails with tramps, deal with starving miners and the desperate Molly Maguires, work in a Saratoga casino, and venture into the Nebraska prairies. In the end, Sam will have to head into the Black Hills accompanied by Cait, a former slave, and a Sioux guide to face the ultimate reckoning of his life. Like its predecessor, "Two in the Field" combines authentic research (including accurate details of early baseball), a narrative filled with twists and turns, and memorable characters in a white-knuckle ride through a dramatic period of American history.

About the Author
Darryl Brock authored the highly acclaimed novel If I Never Get Back, as well as articles on Mark Twain, baseball, and other subjects in numerous publications. Brock lives with his wife in Berkeley, California.

Praise For Two in the Field

“The wonderful story that commenced in If I Never Get Back rolls onward … a marvelous historical yarn!”—Greg Rhodes, director Cincinnati Reds Baseball Museum“Smartly written historical adventure … a worthy addition to Brock’s lineup of baseball novels.” —The Sacramento BeeAny lover of the American Pastime will find this novel gripping and engaging. The research is impeccable.… I cannot encourage you enough to run out an grab a copy of both novels and jump right in.”—Vintage Base Ball Association