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To fulfill her friend’s dream, legendary sports agent Veronica Townsend has constructed a kids’ summer camp on the farm where baseball hero John Jensen was raised. Camp Dream Catcher, though, is in danger of shutting down after a lifeguard is murdered. With cancellations pouring in, Veronica must solve the mystery in a desperate attempt to keep the camp open.
Veronica has persuaded Missy, her lovable assistant at Real Deal Sports in Manhattan, to be the camp’s bookkeeper. Missy is excited Pete, who works for San Jose’s pro baseball team, is spending a week at the camp during the All-Star break. But when Pete arrives, the camp is in disarray after the lifeguard is found dead in a cellar at a house seven miles from Camp Dream Catcher.
Director of the Omaha Boys and Girls Club, Ashley Webb has taken a sabbatical to oversee day-to-day operations at the camp in Burlington, Kansas. Ashley is convinced the camp can’t afford to stay open since the budget is drowning in red ink after Veronica spent nearly a million dollars of overtime to hurriedly get the project up and running.
Ashley also is concerned Veronica stubbornly refuses to close the camp despite evidence the killer may be a fellow staff member since camp lifeguards and counselors accounted for most of the guests at a wild party where the lifeguard was shot by his own gun.
Veronica gets assistance from former Major League All-Star Reggie Gordon, who has volunteered to serve as the camp’s director to pay tribute to John, a former teammate. After the lifeguard is murdered, Reggie is committed to assisting Veronica in her attempt to preserve John’s dream.
The sequel to Hall of Fame sportswriter Mike Baldwin’s debut novel, Dream Killer is a classic whodunit with numerous twists and turns in a fast-paced story packed with entertaining characters.
Good read with a positive message
A rich playboy with a big heart gets murdered at a dream camp for underprivileged kids. The race to find out who did it and why and the fight to keep Camp Dream Catcher open is underway in this fast paced novel.
I'll be honest the story-line hooked me from the very beginning. While reading I ran across many editing issues such as repeat words and some misspelling of words. It also seems to be repetitive at times. Many times it reintroduces characters that I already knew. This put me off a little. I really did enjoy the story. The idea of a camp to help underprivileged youth is a great heart wrenching read no matter what. It brings to light a very real life and heartbreaking situation and it gives a very positive message.
Despite the grammatical issues it was a overall good read....Stormi