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When Tommy decides to transfer to a rival high school to put at least one part of his painful past behind him, his troubles are only compounded. ...
When Tommy decides to transfer to a rival high school to put at least one part of his painful past behind him, his troubles are only compounded. Through his unfortunate acquaintance with Lee Carter, a fellow runner, Tommy manages to make some strong enemies who patiently await the right time to exact their revenge. With the help of a wily cross-country coach and an understanding girlfriend, Tommy begins to train physically and mentally for the state cross-country championships, with results that only serve to fuel the rage of Carter--and his powerful father.
When it seems that he has finally gotten his life back on track, Tommy and his brother Bill begin training for the Olympic Trials Marathon. Tommy is unexpectedly implicated in the theft and subsequent use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Will Tommy ever be able to overcome his tragic past?
Posted November 29, 2005
Being from the Pittsburgh area and having a wife who is a runner are a few of the things that made me want to read this book. Local culture and history made for an enjoyable time reading this story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 8, 2005
I thoroughly enjoyed the book and couldn't put it down. Not only was it an intriguing mystery but the detailed accounts of Pittsburgh and Schenley Park brought back many fond memories from my youth. After completing the book I even went out and ran the Schenley Park High School Cross-Country course which I hadn't run for more than 25 years.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.