After discovering tainted water in the creek near his grandmother's cabin in the Kentucky hills, senior Roy Linden slowly uncovers a connection between his high school team's new star quarterback, his own football future, and the source of the pollution. Roy Linden should be thrilled. His high school football team, the Johnstown Striking Cobras, just got a new quarterback, and that means a chance at a winning season and a college scholarship for Linden, the team's senior receiver. But then he stumbles onto a deadly secret in the small coal-mining town. Revealing this toxic threat may cost him his best friend and his football career. But remaining silent could cost him much more.
About the Author
Sigmund Brouwer is the author of over 20 novels for adults and dozens of books for children. He visits over 150 schools per year to deliver his Rock and Roll Literacy presentation, reaching about 60,000 students per year. Sigmund lives in Red Deer, Alberta. For more information, visit www.sigmundbrouwer.com.
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"And don't do anything stupid like try to run," he said. "I'd hate to have to get rough."
I looked hard. He was still in the shadow of the truck. His hands were out of sight. Did he have a gun?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was very well written, not much of a mystery, more like a story of a kids life who stutters and plays football on his High School team. He saves many animals by discovering something in the river behind his Grandma's house. Good content. I Recomend to read if into a nice short story.