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Fourth Down

Fourth Down

Sports Journalist Mysteries (Volume 1)

Dave Klein

Forge Books

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Once Ed Buck, sports reporter, and Adam Benson, star quarterback for the Chicago Bears, played football on the same college team. Years later, they are still close friends. In New York for a game against the Giants, Benson hands Buck the biggest story of his career.

Gambling on football is one of the country's leading "industries," and the mob's been forcing Benson to throw games. The quarterback has had enough. Sunday, he tells Buck, he's playing to win, and to hell with the mob. After the game, Buck can run with the story.

Adam Benson never makes it off the field alive, and Ed Buck suspects his friend was murdered. Buck knows barely enough to convince a police detective to look into Benson's death--but more than enough to set the mob on his tail.

As Lt. Gerry Keegan probes the tangled connections between the dead quarterback and the head of an organized crime family, uncovering drug dealing, murder, blackmail, prostitution, and double- and triple-crosses, Ed Buck and his fiancee run for their lives.


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"In 48 short, crackling chapters and an epilogue, veteran football journalist Klein (Blindside) spins a compelling yarn of a football fix gone wrong ... Klein's clear prose is most engaging when depicting, with a lightweight, manic touch, the fast lane of professional sports." - Publishers Weekly

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About the author

Dave Klein

Dave Klein is one of only eight reporters to have covered the Super Bowl. He is the author of THE GAME OF THEIR LIVES, a non-fiction book about the 1958 Giants Colts game that established pro football as a weekend television staple. For more than three decades, Klein was a sports reporter for THE NEWARK STAR-LEDGER, and for fifteen years he was editor and publisher of THE GIANTS NEWSWEEKLY. His novels include the bestseller BLINDSIDE.

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