Life is good for the captain of the United and England Soccer teams until his mentor is assassinated before his very eyes. As Alex Carter tries to deal with the death of his friend he finds himself inextricably drawn into a world of ‘in play’ betting corruption that threatens everything he holds dear. Can he recover from injury and overcome depression quickly enough to save himself, his family and the game he loves? Only time will tell. J Jackson Bentley’s fast paced soccer thriller is authentic and absorbing as it races along at the speed of light, it is told in around 95,000 words.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Especially recommended for soccer fans. First off, I have never willingly watched a soccer match that did not have a relative playing--usually a young one. I decided to read this book because I had read all of the other Bentley books. But then I have never been to a race track and Dick Francis is, historically, one of my favorite authors. I liked this story. It was well written and I liked the characters. There is Mr. Bentley's usual attention to detail which seems better integrated than in some of his other books. The ending wasn't a complete surprise but it wasn't telegraphed on page 1. If you like soccer or, like me, are willing to skip the game descriptions, try this. I don't know what number of stars are going to show up on this review. I am going for 3 or 4 but the program keeps deleting what I enter.
Not as good as the fist one