The first in a thrilling new action series combining international football and international espionage
Meet Jake Bastin—talented teenage footballer, son of England's top coach, and last line of defense against international terrorism. He is Striker. Jake's dad has been posted to Russia to train Igor Popov's all-star team. No expense has been spared to lure the best talent in the world to St. Petersburg, including American goal scoring sensation Devon Taylor. But people are being killed—a football scout, a journalist, and an eco-scientist are all murdered within days of one another, and Jake's dad is always at the scene of the crime. Torn between loyalty to his father and the power of the Russian mafia, Jake must use his striker instincts to bring the bad guys down. But what if the bad guy is his own father?