In this installment of the USA Today bestselling series, Jessica Fletcher is visiting out-of-state friends when she finds out just how deadly the game of baseball can be. Visiting old friends Jack and Meg Duffy in Arizona, Jessica watches their foster son hit the winning run for the Mesa Rattlers in an AA league playoff game. She and the Duffys are thrilled at Ty Ramos' success, but team owner Harrison Bennett is not. His son Junior and Ty are bitter rivals, and the tension later that evening at the team dinner threatens to empty the dugouts. By the next morning, Junior Bennett is dead, and Ty is the prime suspect. Jessica finds out that for some people baseball is more than just a game.