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6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

The Seattle Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl. For quarterbac

The Seattle Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl. For quarterback Noah Larson it is dream come true. The perfect way to end his NFL career would be with a Super Bowl win and all the glory that goes with it. Then he gets the call that stops his heart — his 6 year old son...
The Seattle Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl. For quarterback Noah Larson it is dream come true. The perfect way to end his NFL career would be with a Super Bowl win and all the glory that goes with it. Then he gets the call that stops his heart — his 6 year old son has been kidnapped. If he wants to get his son back alive all he has to do is throw the game and let the Miami Dolphins win.




Sports reporter Cal Murphy, who has covered Larson for years, knows something isn’t right. He knows how the quarterback prepares for games and he is not following his normal routine at all. This is the biggest game of his life, why would he change his prep now? He has an interview scheduled with Larson and is going to find out what is going on.




Cal quickly gets involved over his head and takes friend and photographer Kelly Mendoza with him as they try to save Larson’s son, the Super Bowl and themselves.








I did not know this was the second book in the series when I agreed to take part in this tour and my regular readers know I am a stickler for reading books in order. The book held up well as a stand alone but I missed the build up of Cal and Kelly’s history. Putting that aside it was the perfect time of year to read this book and I am a huge football fan.




The premise of the story was very interesting although you need to suspend reality a bit to think Cal and Kelly could do what they did.  Jack Patterson makes this easy to do as the reader is drawn right into the drama especially in Mexico along the desolate roads and to the scary cartel compound. There is also a very surprising twist or two as the story plays out. 




The book is a very fast read. Like another author with the same last name the short chapters just keep those pages turning. You still have a couple of days to pick up your copy to enjoy before the Super Bowl. It may change the way you watch the game.

posted by Dollycas on February 1, 2013

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1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

This is the second book in the Cal Murphy series by Jake Patters

This is the second book in the Cal Murphy series by Jake Patterson. Not having read the first book, we were pleased to find the book
stands on its own. Having read this book about a month before the 2013 Super Bowl gave it a fun *real time* feel. We also found it
fitt...
This is the second book in the Cal Murphy series by Jake Patterson. Not having read the first book, we were pleased to find the book
stands on its own. Having read this book about a month before the 2013 Super Bowl gave it a fun *real time* feel. We also found it
fitting that the Seahawks were in the Super Bowl as they were possible contenders in the first week of January 2013. The chapters
were short and fast paced which made for an enjoyable read. While the book centers on the Super Bowl, you do not have to be a
sports fan to follow along with the story line.
This book is about a veteran Seahawks NFL Quarterback, Noah Larson, who finally makes it to the Super Bowl in his 10th and final
season, only to find his son, Jake, has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom in Mexico. Noah must lose the game of his life!
You can feel the pain Noah and his wife are going through when they learn their only child has been abducted. They however realize the
 show must go on in order to save his life.
Cal Murphy is a sports writer for the Seattle Times. He has been awarded the honor of covering the Super Bowl between the Seahawks
and the Dolphins. The Seahawks are the favorite to win. After stumbling on the abduction plot, Cal and his photographer friend Kelly
Mendoza are persuaded by the FBI to help rescue Jake only to find themselves and Jake in need of rescue.
We were a little disappointed with all of the information regarding the iPhone app that could look through walls up to 50 yards
 away. Although we realized that it was stolen shortly after they arrived in Mexico, we hoped we would see it action.
A few situations were not entirely plausible. These did not overly distract from the plot. Even with those  aspects, the book was an
entertaining thriller and a fast read. This would be a great short book (195-page e-book) to read while stuck in an airport or just to
liven up a Saturday afternoon reading in the park. Michelle & Tammy from The Nook Users Book Club.

posted by Tbkeith on January 29, 2013

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  • Posted January 29, 2013

    This is the second book in the Cal Murphy series by Jake Patters

    This is the second book in the Cal Murphy series by Jake Patterson. Not having read the first book, we were pleased to find the book
    stands on its own. Having read this book about a month before the 2013 Super Bowl gave it a fun *real time* feel. We also found it
    fitting that the Seahawks were in the Super Bowl as they were possible contenders in the first week of January 2013. The chapters
    were short and fast paced which made for an enjoyable read. While the book centers on the Super Bowl, you do not have to be a
    sports fan to follow along with the story line.
    This book is about a veteran Seahawks NFL Quarterback, Noah Larson, who finally makes it to the Super Bowl in his 10th and final
    season, only to find his son, Jake, has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom in Mexico. Noah must lose the game of his life!
    You can feel the pain Noah and his wife are going through when they learn their only child has been abducted. They however realize the
     show must go on in order to save his life.
    Cal Murphy is a sports writer for the Seattle Times. He has been awarded the honor of covering the Super Bowl between the Seahawks
    and the Dolphins. The Seahawks are the favorite to win. After stumbling on the abduction plot, Cal and his photographer friend Kelly
    Mendoza are persuaded by the FBI to help rescue Jake only to find themselves and Jake in need of rescue.
    We were a little disappointed with all of the information regarding the iPhone app that could look through walls up to 50 yards
     away. Although we realized that it was stolen shortly after they arrived in Mexico, we hoped we would see it action.
    A few situations were not entirely plausible. These did not overly distract from the plot. Even with those  aspects, the book was an
    entertaining thriller and a fast read. This would be a great short book (195-page e-book) to read while stuck in an airport or just to
    liven up a Saturday afternoon reading in the park. Michelle & Tammy from The Nook Users Book Club.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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