Goodnight Vienna

Goodnight Vienna

by Philip Andrews, Phil Andrews
     
 

England's soccer coach is under pressure to resign—their poor showing in the World Cup qualifiers is evoking such hostile press and angry fanmail that rookie PI Steve Strong is hired to protect him. England's prospects receive a further blow when a former key player is found dead and their goalkeeper goes into hiding. The trail leads him from the gambling

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Overview

England's soccer coach is under pressure to resign—their poor showing in the World Cup qualifiers is evoking such hostile press and angry fanmail that rookie PI Steve Strong is hired to protect him. England's prospects receive a further blow when a former key player is found dead and their goalkeeper goes into hiding. The trail leads him from the gambling casinos of London to deep beneath the streets of Vienna, where England's last crucial match is being played.

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
"Slightly balding, overweight, 30-something Yorkshireman" and PI-about-town Steve Strong returns in British sports journalist Phil Andrews's sophomore soccer or football, rather mystery, in which the sharp-tongued sleuth must save Mother England's soccer team from disgrace, not to mention considerable danger. The London Times called Own Goals "a pinch of Chandler, a dash of Nick Hornby," and that surprisingly good fusion continues in Goodbye, Vienna, as Steve logs hours as a bodyguard for the coach, a nuisance to the police (who, contrary to his opinion, call the death of a former player suicide) and a bloodhound on the trail of a missing goalie as the World Cup looms and a betting scam rears its ugly head.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340748244
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Pages:
311
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.84(d)

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