The Code

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Brad Shade has been just about everywhere hockey is played. He has ridden the buses in the minors, shared dressing rooms with the legends of the game, closed bars with guys destined for the Hall of Fame, and dropped the gloves with journeymen like himself who?ll never get near it. Now that he?s retired after fourteen years of bouncing around the league, he?s living out of a suitcase and scouting for Los Angeles, where someone in management owes him a favour from his playing ...

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Brad Shade has been just about everywhere hockey is played. He has ridden the buses in the minors, shared dressing rooms with the legends of the game, closed bars with guys destined for the Hall of Fame, and dropped the gloves with journeymen like himself who’ll never get near it. Now that he’s retired after fourteen years of bouncing around the league, he’s living out of a suitcase and scouting for Los Angeles, where someone in management owes him a favour from his playing days.
But when the brutally murdered body of coaching legend Red Hanratty turns up in the parking lot after an old-timers charity game, Shade’s job of scouting the local phenomenon starts to overlap with investigating the killing of the kid’s grizzled old coach.
From small-town rinks to the draft tables in the big league, G.B. Joyce introduces us to a character with a self-deprecating sense of humour and an oversized will to win—and weaves a story out of strands of resentment, greed, and fear that span generations and build to a surprising, thrilling conclusion.

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Publishers Weekly
The money–and–ego-fueled world of junior hockey turns out to be a natural setting for murder in this debut novel from Canadian sports journalist Joyce (The Devil and Bobby Hull). Pro scout Brad Shade doesn’t set out to solve the killings of Red Hanratty and Doc McGarry, respectively the coach and doctor for the Peterborough, Ontario, team. His only interest lies in checking the background of potential star Billy Mays Jr. before players are chosen in the league’s draft. After discovering inconsistencies in Billy’s official medical info, however, Brad finds himself drawn into the case, using his combined experience as a journeyman hockey pro and a PI to figure out if the competition has become literally murderous. Joyce’s skill in creating Brad’s confident voice exceeds his ability with drama and narrative, but his knowledgeable, engagingly cynical perspective on hockey should prove compelling even for those readers with no interest in the sport. Agent: Rick Broadhead, Rick Broadhead & Associates. (Oct.)
Library Journal
Former sports columnist Joyce's (The Devil and Bobby Hull) debut thriller introduces hockey scout and erstwhile private investigator Brad Shade. Brad has been invited to participate in a benefit game in the town where a potential draft pick, Billy Mays Jr., plays. Billy's coach and junior hockey legend "Red" Hanratty and the team doctor are murdered in the arena parking lot after the game. Brad's primary concern is his ongoing evaluation of Billy, who seems like a great kid, despite minor health issues, but his scouting begins to overlap with investigating the murders. A ruthless Italian businessman determined to get a piece of the hockey action and some Russian associates of Billy's roommate may be connected to the murders. Brad is also concerned that some of Billy's minor health concerns may not be so minor. If he makes the wrong recommendation he could lose his job. VERDICT A reader can sense Joyce's knowledge of hockey on every page, but this thriller has enough juice to satisfy those who've never been to a rink.—Eric Norton, McMillan Memorial Lib., Wisconsin Rapids
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780670066902
  • Publisher: Pintail
  • Publication date: 9/25/2012
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,013,845
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

G.B. Joyce is the author of six books of sports non-fiction, most recently The Devil and Bobby Hull. He has worked for ESPN since 2003 and before that was a sports columnist at The Globe and Mail. Gare worked for a year as a scout for the Columbus Blue Jackets while researching a previous book.

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