Richard Paolinelli

Books

PERFECTION’S ARBITER

On October 8, 1956, New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen threw the only perfect game in World Series history against the Brooklyn Dodgers. But the story you have never heard, a story that, had it not happened the way it did, might have changed the very history of baseball is the story of the man in the mask and blue umpire suit standing behind the plate and Yankees catcher Yogi Berra. That man was Ralph “Babe” Pinelli.

FROM THE FIELDS

This second edition of From The Fields – updated following the conclusion of the 2019 season (the 100th season of prep football in Turlock) – provides an updated narrative account, written by award-winning sports journalist Richard Paolinelli. Including the stories of the first century of high school football played in Turlock, California – including stats, rosters, and interviews with former players and coaches.

MAELSTROM

Steve Collins was trying to save the world. He wound up killing over seven billion people instead. A century later, he’s the last hope to save the surviving million humans in the entire universe.

When The Gods FEll

The first mission to Mars discovers our origin stories were wrong. Earth’s gods, led by Zeus, Odin, Ra, and Lucifer, waged a terrible war on the Red Planet millions of years ago; but the final battle still looms, and Earth will be the final battlefield.

Escaping Infinity

“As we crossed the threshold the temperature difference between the air outside and the building we were entering was slight. But for some reason I felt a harsh, icy shiver travel the length of my spine.”

Lost on a dark desert highway, Pete Childress just wanted a good night’s sleep. Now he must find a way back out of a hotel with no exits and where tomorrow never comes.

The Del Rio Series

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Reservations

Who – or what – is killing members of the Navajo tribe? RESERVATIONS, the first book of the Jack Del Rio political mystery/thriller series, is set near Gallup, New Mexico, where the Navajo, Hopi and Zuni reservations lie adjacent. Three tribal leaders have been murdered – murdered in a fashion that suggests the deeds were carried out by COYOTE, a legendary supernatural evil trickster feared by many Native Americans.

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Betrayals

In the second book of the series, Betrayals, FBI Special Agent Jack Del Rio is still recovering from the dramatic conclusion of the events on the Navajo Nation and quickly finds himself as the only man in America who can stop the strings of assassinations and conspiracies that threaten to topple the entire government administration and bring the United States under the thumb of evil dictatorship.

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Endgames

In the thrilling conclusion to the Jack Del Rio series, Endgames, the former FBI Special Agent has fallen off the grid and is content to let the rest of the world believe him dead. He has taken the name John Rivers and lives a secluded life on the Navajo Reservation. But the shades of his past are not yet done with him yet. As his final battle draws to a close, Del Rio makes his final moves in an endgame no one will see coming.

The Timeless Series

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THE TIMELESS

Earth’s Past Is Under Attack!

In the far distant future, with the galaxy locked in an area of dark space where electronics will not work, Little John Singapore sits in a prison cell on Pluto awaiting execution. Singapore is the First Mate of the pirate ship, the Timeless. As he awaits his fate he agrees to tell a young author one story each day about his ship and his Captain, Rock Congo.

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Secret of the Sphinx

Interstellar thief Duchess Moran continues her assault on Earth’s history. This time she travels back to ancient Egypt in search of a deadly secret: A gem that can raise an army of the undead to wipe out every living creature on the face of the Earth. But to find the stone, she must first locate a scroll hidden away deep within the Sphinx. Captain Rock Congo, his First Mate Little John Singapore and the crew of the Timeless remain hot on her trail through time and space.

What Readers Are Saying

5 HUGE stars for this book, and much appreciation to Mr. Paolinelli for writing it! I call it an INFINITELY AWESOME READ!

Escaping Infinity

“This was hands-down awesome. The concepts are brilliant. The execution is spot on. Wonderful.”

When The Gods Fell

This is an easy-read treatise on a neglected area of baseball history — the umpires. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in the history of Major League Baseball.

PERFECTION’S ARBITER