published: 15th July 2004

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High school All-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into an unbeatable football dynasty.

As Coach Rake's 'boys' sit in the bleachers waiting for the dimming field lights to signal his passing, they replay the old glories, and try to decide once and for all whether they love Eddie Rake or hate him. For Neely Crenshaw, still struggling to come to terms with his explosive relationship with the Coach, his dreams of a great career in the NFL, and the choices he made as a young man, the stakes could not be higher.
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Critic's Reviews

'I defy even the hardest jock not to shed a tear'
 The Mirror

'An easy going, but not over-sentimental read, Grisham touches the soul and scores a winning touchdown with his sixteenth novel'
 Evening Standard

'John Grisham is a copper-bottomed promise of reliable storytelling'
 Independent

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