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by John Grisham
High school all-American Neely Crenshaw might have been the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and now Neely and his former teammates have come home to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into an unbeatable football team. As "Rake's boys" sit in the bleachers and reminisce, they can't decide whether they love Eddie Rake...or hate him.
Deal Breaker
by Harlan Coben
Sports agent Myron Bolitar finds himself playing detective when his star quarterback gets a phone call from his girlfriend, who is missing and presumed murdered. Before he knows it, Myron is in over his head, and the stakes are higher than ever.
Hometown Favorite
by Bill Barton
Dewayne Jobe rose from humble beginnings in rural Mississippi to become one of the best wide receivers in college football. Dewayne not only has a promising career in the NFL on the horizon; he's got the wife, the kids, and the white picket fence. But will Dewayne's Christian faith and character stand the test of of a tragedy?
Hometown Legend
by Jerry B. Jenkins
Athens City, Alabama, is a town that lost its heart the day the high school football team lost the state championship and suffered a tragedy. Since that night, the town that once enjoyed superstar status has fallen on hard times. Now, years later, the former coach returns to head up one final season.
Playing for Pizza
by John Grisham
Rick Dockery was the third-string quaterback for the Cleveland Browns. With a 17-point lead and just minutes to go in the AFL championship game, Rick provided what was arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he became a national laughingstock and was immediately cut by the Browns. Now his best option is to be a starting quarterback for the Panthers of Parma, Italy. Rick reluctantly agrees to play for the Panthers and heads overseas. He has never been to Europe and doesn't understand a word of Italian. To say that Italy holds a few surprises for Rick would be quite an understatement.
Red Zone
by Tim Green
When Evan Chase, the owner of an NFL team, is killed near his oceanfront mansion, the suspect list is long. The police and the media are focused on Luther Zorn - the team's vicious linebacker who just happens to be having ab affair with the dead owner's wife. Defense attorney Madison McCall agrees to represent Zorn in what first appears to be an open-and-shut case. But the young lawyer could never have expected how complicated and corrupted the case would become.
Rough and Tumble
by Mark Bavaro
The New York Giants are on fire, and veteran tight end Dominic Fucillo thinks he might finally get his Super Bowl ring. Everything changes when the Giants' star linebacker is nearly beaten to death.
Sudden Death
by David Rosenfelt
Rich, funny lawyer Andy Carpenter is hired to defend a New York Giants running back accused of murdering a New York Jets wide receiver. At first, it looks like Carpenter and his client have no hope, but then the lawyer's investigating proves that the case is more complicated than anyone thought.
The Draft
by Wil Mara
Things are looking good for the Baltimore Ravens, thanks to their talented star quarterback. But when he is injured, they have have to suddenly rethink their entire draft strategy.
Updated 12/20/2011
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