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Title:
11th hour
Author:
Warshauer, Bradley.
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Publication Information:
New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
349 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
"Pinnacle Books"
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786015276
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Rookie runningback Julian Lloyd has it all, until, during practice, a severe injury ends his playing days. But to salvage his career, Julian is unknowingly subjected to a radical new medical treatment. Not only does he recover, his playing actually improves but Julian knows something is very wrong.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

This electrifying debut from 18-year-old Warshauer will elicit roars of approval from sports aficionados and thriller enthusiasts for its knowledgeable portrayal of pro football and hard-charging suspense. Drafted to the Missouri Gunners with an $18-million signing bonus, Heisman trophy winner Julian Lloyd can't believe his good fortune. But when a career-ending injury leaves the running back sidelined before the season even begins, Julian fears he'll go down as the "all-time biggest bust" in football history. Unscrupulous team owner Vince Petty, desperate to recoup his capital, offers the unwitting rookie as a guinea pig to a financially struggling genetics company. Through illegal and highly controversial treatments, Julian recovers, returns to the game and starts breaking records. But when skeptics of Julian's performance start turning up dead, St. Louis detective Anthony Sutton makes it his mission to ferret out the truth. Warshauer's writing occasionally suffers from repetitive prose and rusty dialogue, but it's clear from his skillful portrayal of secondary character Ryan Walker, a veteran athlete clinging to his career and his youth, that he understands human nature. The book's primary virtue, however, lies in Warshauer's infectious enthusiasm for football and his lively, play-by-play descriptions of the game. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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