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Play Dirty Audiobook

Play Dirty

Griff Burkett has a multimillion-dollar contract with the Dallas Cowboys. But at the end of his football career, deep in debt, a crime kingpin offers him a chance to resolve his loans by throwing a game. Griff agrees, and walks into an FBI sting. After serving time, he finds only closed doors. Then he is summoned by eccentric millionaire Foster Speakman. Speakman, a recluse since a car accident left him crippled, is impotent. Deadly consequences ensue when he hires Burkett to impregnate his wife.
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Publisher's Summary

Deadly consequences ensue when an eccentric millionaire, crippled in a tragic accident, hires a fallen football hero (and ex-con) to impregnate his wife.

Griff Burkett was a school-of-hard-knocks kid, abandoned by his mother, adopted by his high-school football coach. Under his tutelage, Griff earned a scholarship to play college ball and then a multimillion-dollar contract with the Dallas Cowboys. Griff had a good heart, but his Achilles heel was his arrogance, and his gambling. At the end of his career, deep in debt, a local organized-crime kingpin offers him a chance to resolve his loans by throwing a game. Griff agrees, and walks straight into an FBI sting.

After serving time, Griff finds only closed doors. Then he is summoned to the mansion of eccentric millionaire airline owner Foster Speakman. Speakman, a recluse since a car accident left him crippled, is impotent. He offers Griff half a million dollars to impregnate his wife Laura, discreetly, and with manifold rules. One of which is, if Griff succeeds, he will leave town and never see his child as long as he lives.

Griff has few options. He's still hounded by Detective Stanley Rodarte, who organized the gambling sting, and seems set upon ruining Griff's life. Griff has little means of earning a living, no family, and few friends. So he agrees - only to quickly realize he's been set up.

©2007 Sandra Brown Management, Ltd; (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc

What the Critics Say

"The tension builds as lust, greed, pride, wrath and envy threaten to undo everyone in this tightly told tale of modern temptation." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Lupo Atlanta, GA 09-18-07
    Lupo Atlanta, GA 09-18-07 Member Since 2001
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    "Hard to put down"

    Sandra Brown is by far my favorite author and each new book is better than the last. I had a little bit of trouble bonding with the hero and the nature of the book made it difficult to feel the romance between the two main characters, but the storyline kept me glued to my Ipod.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Michele A. Samph Quakertown 09-14-07
    Michele A. Samph Quakertown 09-14-07 Member Since 2009
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    "entertaining"

    This is another great book by Sandra Brown. I am a new listener and have made it my goal to have all of her audio's. I have never been disapointed... ever.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah D. Craggs 08-27-07 Member Since 2007

    Enjoying life by the sea in St. Augustine FL. Started listening to books on cassette and in 1995 over the radio, hooked ever since!

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    "Summer Fun"

    Enjoyed this entertaining read with a football twist. Current events feature fallen QB's in the news, you would think Ms. Brown ahead of the game. Escape and enjoy.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Derek Norman, OK, United States 05-07-09
    Derek Norman, OK, United States 05-07-09
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    "I should have known better...."

    than to buy a book by a female author with a football star as one of the main characters. Not to say it can't be done. But with the title, I just don't know what I was thinking. I'm guessing high school and college girls might enjoy this one.

    I got it because of the Dallas location and thought it might be interesting from that perspective because of the Dallas Cowboys and Southwest Airlines. But it was incredibly predictable and written, it seemed, at a high school level.

    But I do admit, I listened to the end with a lot of fast-forwarding.

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    C. Andrew 05-16-16
    C. Andrew 05-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Football, Mystery and Romance"

    With that combination by Sandra Brown I thought I would thoroughly enjoy the book. Instead I struggled to finish it. It drags a bit in the middle but finished with a bang. Still a SB fan. Just not her best.

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    Cyn United States 05-01-16
    Cyn United States 05-01-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Turns, turns, turns"

    This book had me from the beginning to the end! I really enjoyed it if I could give it 10 stars I would give it 10 stars.

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    J.C.D. 03-11-16
    J.C.D. 03-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "SUSPENSE, SEX AND REDEMPTION"
    If you could sum up Play Dirty in three words, what would they be?

    SUSPENSE, SEX, REDEMPTION


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, it was an usual story. Disgraced football hero is hired for an unusual job.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Rick refuses to leave his lady although he placed himself in danger


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes.


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    Deanna URBANA, IL, United States 02-22-16
    Deanna URBANA, IL, United States 02-22-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Relieved in the end"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Play Dirty to be better than the print version?

    I don't know, only listened to the Audio


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    YES. I just couldn't figure out how he could get out from under everything - it just kept building up.


    Which character – as performed by Victor Slezak – was your favorite?

    Not really - hated the cop


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Glad when cop got killed.


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    Laura 08-28-15
    Laura 08-28-15
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    "Never Dissappointed"

    I was hooked with in the first 5 minutes. This author is fantastic! Twists and turns. Loved it!

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    Meghan Abston Minneapolis, MN 07-22-15
    Meghan Abston Minneapolis, MN 07-22-15 Member Since 2015

    Meghan

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    "Surprised at how much I liked this"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I was surprised at how invested in the story I became. Not the typical type of story I would ever even read, but it was written well and read well. Very engaging.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked some of the surprises, things I didn't see coming. I don't want to spoil anything.


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