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Green, Tim, 1963-
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New York : Warner Books, [1999]

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322 pages ; 24 cm
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NFL blocking back Clark Cromwell is from small town USA, clean cut, & extremely religious. His teammate, superstar running back Trane Jones, was raised in the inner city, has a long criminal record, & a propensity for violence against women. Ironically, this dangerous street image lands Trane a sneaker endorsement worth tens of millions of dollars. These two men share almost nothing in common until a Hollywood princess seduces them both. When the girl is found brutally murdered it's up to Madison McCall, a sports agent & attorney, to expose a brutal killer in a shocking conclusion as unexpected as the most deceptive play in the game of football--the double reverse.

Author Notes

Timothy Green was born in Liverpool, New York on December 16, 1963. He received a degree in English from Syracuse University in 1986. He was the Atlanta Falcons' first-round draft pick in 1986 and played for them through 1993. In 2002, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He graduated from Syracuse University College of Law in 1994 and began writing books for adults including The Dark Side of the Game, False Convictions, and A Man and His Mother: An Adopted Son's Search. He also writes children's books including Football Genius, Baseball Great, The Big Time, and Unstoppable. He has served as a commentator for the NFL on Fox.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Ex-pro-football player Green, author of the nonfiction NFL expos‚ The Dark Side of Paradise, sets his fifth novel in the high-stakes world of NFL football. The cast of characters in this fast-paced thriller says it all: Angel Cassidy, a Hollywood playgirl out for kicks up until her grisly end; Conrad Dobbins, a shady pro sports agent; African-American Trane Jones, Dobbins's one big client, the key figure in a lucrative campaign for a new athletic shoe; Kurt Lunden, the scheming shoe manufacturer; Clark Cromwell, a born-again NFL journeyman; and a couple of stoned killers who like nothing better than racking up a large body count. When Trane is accused of Angel's murder, Madison McCallÄace trial lawyer, athletics agent and familiar from her appearance in previous Green novelsÄtakes on his defense, though she disapproves of his brutal treatment of women. Meanwhile, Trane is capitalizing on his notoriety in TV ads ("Zeus Shoes... they're killer") and sales go through the roof. The sudden appearance of a videotape clears Trane, and suspicion falls on his teammate, Clark Cromwell, who once had a relationship with Angel, too. Readers will probably not be surprised that good-hearted (to the point of goofiness) Clark is being framed. But NFL commentator and USA Today columnist Green knows the territory and he leads us briskly right through the bloody, satisfying climax. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Football pros Clark Cromwell and Trane Jones have nothing in common. Clark's a religious goody-goody, while Trane grew up tough in the inner city and has a criminal record. But when the starlet who seduced them both turns up dead, they must join forces. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.