Now available in paperback from New York Times bestselling author Tim Green comes a captivating baseball novel about one kid's search of a lifetime.
It's always been just Ryder and his mom—ever since Ryder could remember. But one day, on the way home from Ryder's baseball practice, everything suddenly comes to a halt.
Fast-forward hours later, and Ryder's mom is in the hospital fighting for her life. She's been hit by a truck while trying to cross the street, and when Ryder discovers that his mom will need an expensive operation to survive, his world stops completely.
Then Ryder finds in his mother's closet a letter and a baseball signed by a Major League Baseball player, and he's sure the ball contains his father's signature. So with this clue, and the help of his next door neighbor and a New York City firefighter, Ryder goes on the search of his life, to find his father and get the support he needs to save his mom. But will everything fall into place in time to save her, or will Ryder become a lost boy forever?