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Mighty Johns, the (2002) [Anthology]
by David Baldacci Lawrence Block James Crumley Brendan DuBois Tim Green Colin Harrison Dennis Lehane Mike Lupica Brad Meltzer Carol O'Connell Anne Perry Gary Phillips Peter Robinson John Westermann Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Edited by: Otto Penzler

This book of football stories, including one about rugby, Europe's football, includes the mastery of David Baldacci in the lead story, The Mighty Johns. Football in college includes mystery and a long ago disappearance of the ultimate star of the Draven University football team. Tor North, brilliant science student and football player looks for the answers and the result is very close to home.

Additionally, Super Bowl Sunday and its importance to the teams and the fans enters several of our stories - including A SUNDAY IN JANUARY and NO THING. More college ball is the theme when college rivalries are at stake. MIT and Harvard have a rivalry, and when Harvard plays Yale, MIT wants the glory. What they do to top last year's prank is worth the read.

The naughty boys of football are the topics of THE EHRENGRAF REVERSE, THE ARCANE RECEIVER, HOLLYWOOD SPRING AND AXLE, GONE TO THE DAWGS AND RUMORS OF GRAVITY. Murder, theft, gunshots, larceny, drugs and more bad behavior are the best of football mystery.

GOOD SEATS, GONE DOWN TO CORPUS, WHATEVER IT TAKES TO WIN and SEMI-PRO are darker revenge stories of getting even at any cost. The people, the players, and football are merged into human ego and animal cunning.

Finally, THE END OF INNOCENCE by Anne Perry, recalls the days just before WWI and a rugby match between friends and acquaintances before the troops head off to war. The end of an era, the end of relationships and the adjustment of friendships come together in this tale of family pride and protection.

Contents:
• The Mighty Johns • David Baldacci
• Introduction: The Best of the Rest • Otto Penzler
• The Ehrengraf Reverse • Lawrence Block
• Semi-Pro • James Crumley
• A Sunday in January • Brendan DuBois
• Whatever It Takes to Win • Tim Green
• Good Seats • Colin Harrison
• Gone Down to Corpus • Dennis Lehane
• No Thing • Mike Lupica
• The Empire Strikes Back • Brad Meltzer
• The Arcane Receiver • Carol O’Connell
• The End of Innocence • Anne Perry
• Hollywood Spring and Axle • Gary Phillips
• Gone to the Dawgs • Peter Robinson
• Rumors of Gravity • John Westermann

Original title: The Mighty Johns
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionSports


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Language: English

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ISBN: 1893224856

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