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August 06, 2011; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros general manager Ed Wade before a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Ed Wade...The Author?

Former Astros broadcaster, Dave Raymond, tweeted out today that former Astros General Manager, Ed Wade, has written a book. No, not about baseball. Apparently its some sort of “Cloak and Dagger” type mystery book. More about this after the jump.

The novel, entitled “Delayed Honor”, which is available now at bookstores and for Kindles everywhere has an “About the Author” section which states the following:

Delayed Honor is Ed Wade’s first novel. Wade, a 1977 Journalism graduate of Temple University, has made his living as a Major League Baseball executive, including 12 years as a General Manager; 1998-2005 with the Philadelphia Phillies and 2008-11 with the Houston Astros. Wade incorporates his interests in skydiving and the military in this non-sports endeavor.

As for the novel itself, here is the synopsis:

Steve Laun returns home to attend the funeral of a father he hasn’t seen in years, only to learn that his father’s “accidental” death is cloaked in mystery. With the help of neighbors and a burning desire to correct wrongs on a number of fronts, Laun sets out to get to the bottom of his father’s death, and, in the process, uncovers and thwarts the efforts of a local arms dealer with worldwide terrorist connections. While following Laun’s quest for justice, we learn that there is more to Steve Laun than meets the eye.

Maybe someone should write a horror novel about the Drayton McLane/Tal Smith/Ed Wade years with the Astros…

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