It is Fenway Park after a Boston Red Sox game in mid-September 1941. Two middle-aged Irishmen and a fifteen-year-old son are leaving the ball park. A stranger asks the question, “What did Ted have?” to find out what the slugger Ted Williams did at bat that day. While the son goes back to retrieve the scorecard, his father becomes the victim of a random shooting. The reader will quickly find out who pulled the trigger, but the police do not.
Three years after the shooting, the killer and the son of the murdered man meet, perhaps by fate, as soldiers preparing to go overseas to help end World War II. The two form a friendship that carries them through the Battle of the Bulge. Back home after the war, they become neighbors in the famously provincial section of South Boston known as Southie.
How will the truth be revealed? How can the killer, now a famous Boston police officer, confesses to the murdered man’s son, to his wife, and to the public that he had accidentally shot and killed an innocent man outside Fenway Park so many years ago?