But all Rick knows is football, and he insists that his agent, Arnie, find a team that needs him. Against enormous odds, Arnie finally locates just such a team and informs Rick that, miraculously, he can in fact now be a starting quarterback: for the mighty Panthers of Parma, Italy.
Yes, Italians do play American football, to one degree or another, and the Parma Panthers desperately want a former NFL player, any former NFL player, at their helm. So Rick reluctantly agrees to play for the Panthers, at least until a better offer comes along, and he heads off to Italy. He knows nothing about Parma, not even where it is, has never been to Europe, and doesn't speak or understand a word of Italian. To say that Italy holds a few surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an understatement.
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This is a great book to just relax and listen to. Doesn't require a lot of thought, but is a lot of fun. The characters are nicely developed. It is good to hear John Grisham branch out.
I enjoy football and traveling to Italy so this book was perfect for me. The book is not going to win any awards. However, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it entertaining. I recommend it.
This book was written as if Grissom was justifying a long expensive trip in Italy to the IRS.
The detailed descriptions of food and Italian sights show the author did his research well.
To a non football fan you will either be bored with Mr. Grissom's many game play descriptions or lost as to what is happening.
Loved this story. Can listen to this when driving on the freeway in L.A. without being distracted from driving and I thought the narrator was excellent
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