This novel represents the first appearance of Lawrence Sanders' most famous character, Edward X. Delaney, and the masterpiece of murder and suspense that launched Sanders' career. This suspenseful classic is brought to life by a full cast, including L. J. Ganser, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett, Zoe Hunter, Gabra Zackman, Lauren Fortgang, Kevin T. Collins, Josh Hurley and Peter Ganim.
Wade still struts around school in his varsity jacket like he's the king of the world. Laughing it up with his jock buddies. Making out with his cheerleader girlfriend. Making fun of the "queers". But behind the eyes he's starting to get desperate. Wade hasn't had sex in a week. Any kind of sex. Not since I put his manhood under lock and key. I wonder how much longer he can take it. Another day? Two? Pretty soon, the frustration will be too much, and he'll do anything just to get some release.
Wade Johnson thinks that he can get away with anything, just because he's the quarterback of our football team. He caught me staring at him during gym class freshman year and branded me a "queer". He and his teammates have been making my life hell ever since. But golden boy Wade just slipped up, and now he's about to lose it all: his spot on the team, his hot cheerleader girlfriend, his college scholarship. And he's begging for my help.
"A Cut Above the Rest"
Coach Davis should be happy. His team is on a winning streak. And his star quarterback, Wade Johnson, has finally learned to shut up and do what he's told. It turns out that all Wade needed was a firm hand...and the threat of blackmail. Now the coach has Wade in a special kind of training. Properly broken and conditioned, Wade is going to be one hell of a player. And an even better sex slave. There's just one problem - Wade is holding on to a secret. Someone else had already given the cocky straight boy a taste for being used and dominated.
Up until last week, everything in life had come easily for the high school quarterback - football, girls, friends. So what if he was a little rough on Kevin, the gay guy in his class? Isn't every jock supposed to pick on "queers"? Now Wade is learning his lesson the hard way. Ever since Kevin got his hands on that video, Wade has been at Kevin's mercy...and at his service.
Wade Johnson is the golden boy jock at our school, the star quarterback - and a total jerk. He started calling me a queer back in ninth grade, and he and his football goons have been hassling me every day since. But now I've got something to keep Wade in line - a video that could destroy his social life and end his football playing days for good. You'd think Wade would keep that in mind, and try to stay on my good side. Play nice. Keep the other jocks from messing with me. But Wade's not that smart.