A retired major-league baseball player slips into prescription drug abuse and violence in Roadrunner, an engaging second novel by Trisha R. Thomas (Nappily Ever After). When Dell ""Roadrunner"" Fletcher attacks his scriptwriter wife, Leah, Officer Angel Lopez answers her call for help. Angel falls for the lovely Leah, but he is also an old Roadrunner fan. Then Dell disappears, and Angel inserts himself into the lives of Leah and her young son with suspicious speed. Thomas is a talented storyteller, and this sophomore effort packs a punch.