Tim Green Titans

ISBN 13: 9780446606363

Titans

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Fresh off a championship season, New York Titans quarterback Hunter Logan is on the winning streak of his life. But when he places a bet that gets traced by the Mob he finds himself trapped in a scheme that will net millions for organised crime.

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About the Author:

His writing career began at Syracuse University where he was a Rossman Scholar for Humanities, a Syracuse Scholar, An NCAA Top Six Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, and co-valedictorian of his class. While studying English Literature, Tim became acquainted with the renown minimalist, Raymond Carver, and had the opportunity to study under the award-winning writer and professor, Tobias Wolff. During his studies, Tim also played football for the Syracuse Orangemen with a career that included a consensus All-American honors as well as his recent induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. In 1986, he was selected in the first round of the NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons where he was a star defensive end for eight years. During his NFL career, Green began his thirteen-year career as a commentator for National Public Radio, wrote columns for USA Today, and received his law degree with honors at Syracuse University. Because of his accomplishments both Sports Illustrated and the Los Angeles Times have called Tim Green the "Renaissance Man" of sports. After his playing career, Tim spent eleven years as an NFL analyst for FOX Sports and recently hosted FOX's nationally syndicated news magazine, A Current Affair. His other broadcast experiences have included ABC Good Morning America's legal commentator, Court TV's Pros and Cons, host of FOX Sports Net's Emmy nominated show NFL TOTAL ACCESS, and Comedy Central's Battlebots. Tim lives with his wife, Illyssa, and their four children in upstate New York where he is working on his

From Kirkus Reviews:

Former pro-football player Green (Ruffians, 1993) fumbles his way through a second attempt at a suspense novel. The star quarterback of last year's Super Bowlwinning New York Titans, Hunter Logan is a nice guy who can be counted on by his teammates and family. What makes this dependable, straight guy place an illegal $10,000 basketball bet is a mystery (Green is apparently trying, implausibly, to create a situation from which it seems impossible for the hero to escape), but this indiscretion is documented by mobster Tony Rizzo, who has been dating the daughter of the Titans' owner in order to gain an inside edge in gambling. Tony plans to use Hunter in a point-shaving scheme that could net the mobster millions and gain him the coveted rank of godfather, now held by his uncle, Vinny Mondolffi. Tony is closely followed by FBI agent Ellis Cook, who could have implicated the Mondolffi family in a mob murder early in the book had he not blown it by flashing his badge and making himself so conspicuous that you wonder how such a dim-witted fellow made it through FBI training camp. When Hunter is trapped by Tony's threats against his wife and child, Ellis makes contact with him. Together they plot to bring down Tony, but their progress is impeded by an agent who is so obviously a rat for the mob that he might as well have been introduced as such in his first appearance. Other would-be surprises are similarly spoiled by Green's awkward use of foreshadowing, in which future elements are indicated as if with a neon sign. This is not so much a copycat of books in this genre as it is a regurgitation of commercial movies. Except for the inside look at pre-season training and pre-game breakfasts, we've seen it all before. A poor effort with yawn-inducing results. -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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