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Dennis Hetzel

04-27-2017, 6:30 until 8:00 p.m.

The Book Loft, 631 3rd Street, Columbus, OH

Dennis Hetzel is the executive director of the Ohio News Media Association. He has drawn on his experience as a journalist, media executive, lobbyist, political junkie and obsessive Chicago Cubs fan in his new sports-political thriller, Season of Lies. The story follows the events in his award-winning debut novel, Killing the Curse.

The premise: What if there was a presidential candidate with a dark secret that could derail his reelection, put his life at risk and destroy his marriage? What if a star Major League Baseball pitcher became involved in the president’s campaign, threatening his own career and the Cubs’ chances at a World Series championship?

Author and former Associated Press sportswriter Hal Bock calls it “a riveting political thriller that spills over into baseball… an absorbing novel that keeps the reader on edge from start to finish.” Andy Furman of Fox Sports Radio describes “Season of Lies” as “a true heart-stopper.” Actor Dean Haglund of the “The X-Files” writes, “I love this book. Baseball continues to serve as a literary metaphor, this time in an era of political conspiracy and hyper-religiosity. Mr. Hetzel seems to have so many intriguing fields of interest and his research folds all these seemingly divergent threads into one exciting story.”

The Book Loft, 631 3rd Street, on Thursday, April 27, from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. For information, call 614-464-1774 or visit  Learn more about Hetzel’s books at his website,, Facebook author page, or at @DennisHetzel on Twitter.