Ty Lewis is ecstatic when the school coach recruits him for the football team. Unfortunately, Ty's Uncle Gus has other plans for him - namely, scrubbing toilets for Gus's cleaning service. Ty's only relief from his oppressive uncle comes in the too-rare times he can spend with his big brother, Thane, a college football star who's headed for the NFL.
But when Uncle Gus gets involved with the local mob boss, a man called "Lucy", and Lucy finds out how famous Thane is, things begin to spiral out of control. As the tension ratchets up, Ty finds himself trapped in a dangerous web. The stakes are high, and one false move on Ty's part could destroy his brother's future.
©2008 Tim Green; (P)2009 Full Cast Audio
"Instantly gripping...[keeps] the tension level high and the pages flipping furiously...sure to have a great many fans." (Kirkus Reviews)
"[T]he novel is briskly paced and undemanding, and might be a good bet for sports-minded reluctant readers." (School Library Journal)
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