Travis and the Screech Owls are flying to Nagano, site of the 1998 Winter Olympics, to play in Big Hat - the same arena where for the first time NHL stars competed for medals and women played Olympic hockey!
No one is more excited than Nish to be in Japan, the land of the rising sun – and the electrically heated toilet seat, and a soft drink called “Sweat”! He and the gang see new things on-ice too. Their Japanese opponents play a very different style of hockey. And Nish, who has discovered a new form of martial arts on his trip, is counting on a mysterious “force shield” to help his game.
Then a shadow falls over the tournament. The mayor of Nagano collapses at the opening-night banquet. The Owls are caught in a freak avalanche while snowboarding. A menacing stranger is following them.…As the Owls head to the finals, one question is on everyone’s mind: When will the nightmare end?
Nightmare in Nagano is the ninth book in the Screech Owls Series.
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About the Author
Roy MacGregor has been involved in hockey all his life. Growing up in Huntsville, Ontario, he competed for several years against a kid named Bobby Orr, who was playing in nearby Parry Sound. He later returned to the game when he and his family settled in Ottawa, where he worked for the Ottawa Citizen and became the Southam National Sports Columnist. He still plays old-timers hockey and has been a minor-hockey coach for more than a decade.
Roy MacGregor is the author of several classics in the literature of hockey. Home Game (written with Ken Dryden) and The Home Team were both number one national bestsellers. He has also written the game’s best-known novel, The Last Season. His other books include Road Games, The Seven A.M. Practice, and A Life in the Bush, a memoir of his father. He has also written books about native leaders and the Ottawa Valley.
Roy MacGregor is now a senior columnist for the National Post. He and his wife, Ellen, live in Kanata, Ontario. They have four children, Kerry, Christine, Jocelyn, and Gordon.
You can talk to Roy MacGregor at www.screechowls.com