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.
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"The tension builds as lust, greed, pride, wrath and envy threaten to undo everyone in this tightly told tale of modern temptation." (Publishers Weekly)
I will never look at the Dallas Cowboys and Texas the same way again! This was a very good story. In the Brown fashion, a societal malfunction is overcome with a conscientious choice to make good. I highly recommend this book!
As always Sandra Brown pulls you into an amazing story, but this time, you wonder "How does she come up with this stuff?" This is a great story and the only reason I did not give it five stars is b/c I was a little disappointed in the ending. Only because I was hoping we could have saw a little more into the future of our characters. But this was a great storyline that you just don't see coming. Another great exciting story from Ms. Brown!
Sandra Brown writes quite well. This one was the best of her works that I have read. Characters were well defined, plot followed as it should, narartion was excellent and the twists were great.
This was an awesome book. Jusr enough suspense, romance and a bit twisted. Of course having lived in the Dallas area most of my life, I loved the similar sounding names; such as the airline, and the description of places that made me say "I've been there"!
You won't regret buying this book. Enjoy!
I really enjoyed listening to this book although the plot is somewhat bizarre. The twists and turns of the plot are good,easy to listen to with believable characters. The reader's voice (Victor Slezak)was pleasant and appropriate for the "football" text being read. I have found myself looking for other Sandra Brown books with him as narrator.
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