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When a high-profile basketball star is accused of rape, ex-lawyer and pro sports investigator DiMaggio is called into the case and must sift through a media circus of innuendo and lies in order to discern the truth.

When a woman accuses star basketball player Ellis Adair of rape, Adair claims he is innocent. But the story soon breaks in a flurry of tabloid sensationalism that conceals the truth with shocking rumors and vicious lies. So, the New York Knicks summon ...

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Overview

When a high-profile basketball star is accused of rape, ex-lawyer and pro sports investigator DiMaggio is called into the case and must sift through a media circus of innuendo and lies in order to discern the truth.

When a woman accuses star basketball player Ellis Adair of rape, Adair claims he is innocent. But the story soon breaks in a flurry of tabloid sensationalism that conceals the truth with shocking rumors and vicious lies. So, the New York Knicks summon their secret weapon--DiMaggio, ex-lawyer and onetime minor league ballplayer, now an investigator specializing in the world of pro sports.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Cahners\\Publishers_Weekly
Resounding with the familiarity of recent sports-page headlines, Lupica's (Limited Partner) saga of a Michael Jordan-like basketball player accused of rape crackles with tension, excitement and hip authenticity right from the opening tipoff. Ellis "Fresh" Adair has it all, his most significant asset being an above-the-rim game that elevates the fortunes of the New York Knicks. But Adair's hoop dream turns nightmarish when he and his right-hand man, white Knicks point guard Richie Collins, are accused of rape a year after the fact by struggling N.Y.C. actress Hannah Carey. Threatened by the loss of their cash cow, the Knicks hire Mike DiMaggio, a former athlete and lawyer turned "sports snoop," to get the inside skinny. DiMaggio must make sense of Hannah's bizarre manipulations, Collins's brutal sexuality, Adair's falsely innocent facade and a ruthless sports columnist bent on sleazing up an already tawdry story. When the plot's rape angle begins to flag, the introduction of a murder, a suicide and a character's startling revelation maintains the fast-break pace. Though the novel is not without flaws (the similarity of many characters' voices, a stereotypical female protagonist), Lupica backs up his wiseass, street-smart storytelling with credible basketball details. His amalgam of tightly written sports story and crime fiction sinks a winning basket. FYI: His other hats-sports columnist for New York Newsday and regular on CNN's Sports Reporters-provide Lupica with his abundant knowledge of basketball court action.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Sports columnist Lupica's suspense novel concerns a top basketball player who is accused of rape. (Sept.)
Library Journal
Summoning up her courage after a year, once-aspiring actress Hannah Carey accuses two Knicks basketball stars of raping her. When her younger brother leaks the story to ambitious New York sportswriter Marty Perez, the allegations become a source for media hype and personal agendas. Hired by the Knicks for damage control, ex-jock lawyer DiMaggio looks into Hannah's accusations. Sportswriter Lupica Extra Credits, Villard, 1988 builds suspense by ending chapters at crucial moments or by dropping little narrative bombshells. This athletic mystery will especially appeal to sports fans.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307829962
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/17/2013
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 261,430
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Mike Lupica
Mike Lupica
Mike Lupica lives in Connecticut.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2001

    'I'll read just ONE more page, then I'll turn out the light.'

    Suspense, mystery and . . . basketball? A unique combination handled superbly by Lupica. His characters are believable and his writing is witty and realistic. I stayed up until the 'wee hours' to finish this book; I enjoyed it immensely.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2003

    Read it!

    The book is great. It relates to sport worlds. It's a great book. You wouldn't want to miss it. You can say that this book is similar to Kobe Bryant's case. It has a twist that you also wouldn't want to miss it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2014

    Susan

    Was sup ;))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2014

    When suck means good

    This book SUCKED!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2013

    Ree

    Ppl on the rp don't come on till nite.moos sept bw n britt left nook world forwver.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    Tanner

    I cant believe you bye..forever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2008

    good book

    The book jump was a fun book to read it was one of the longer books i have read but was well werth the time spent reading it.It was very interesting because it is a good balence between suspence and prdictable. I like this book because it was interesting what mike lupica wrote about he some how combined a rape with two nba basketball players.And he did this by tellind both sides of the story like the book started off in the girl that got raped point of view then went to the basketball players point of view. Then they go to trial for the rape.At the same time the girl is afraid of the press and she wont come outside anymore.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2004

    It's....just o.k.

    i liked the story, but it wasnt well written. i wouldnt consider lupica a great fiction writer. only read his books if you want a quick read. a great beach book!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2002

    Jump

    This is an amazing book because it includes the the world of sports and a murder investagation at the same time. The book started off a little slow but as it went on it got amazing. Near the end it was hard for me to put the book down. If you love basketball or like books about rape then you would definitly enjoy this. Lupica is amazing again in this.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2001

    This book has a unique combination of sports, celebrities, accusations of rape, and murder.

    I really enjoyed this book, because it has a unique combination of sports, celebrities, accusations of rape and the interesting part murder. The book was very suspenseful, making it more interesting and hard to put down. One thing I didn¿t like about the book was it started off slow. Once i got past that, I really enjoyed the book and it was very hard to put down. Also, it was filled with very good details. I give it a 4 because of the fact that it started of slow so that kept it from getting a perfect. Overall I think it is for high school students and above. Also, I think you really like or really hate it. I recommend it to people who like basketball, murder, and a very detailed book. The book started off a little confusing, but the main idea was that a woman accuses a huge basketball star named Ellis Adair of rape, and of course Ellis claims that he is innocent. So the investigation and trial begins. The New York Knicks can¿t afford to lose their best player, so they hire DiMaggio, ex-lawyer and onetime minor league basketball player. He is now an investigator, specializing in the world of pro sports. The details take the story the whole rest of the book until the big and dramatic conclusion, and the conclusion is¿ I guess your just have to read the book to find out what happens. I really recommend it.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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