Ed Buck, sportswriter, and Adam Benson, the Chicago Bears' quarterback, once played college football on the same team. Now Benson confesses to Buck that the mob is forcing him to throw games - and that he's going to play to win against the New York Giants. Benson dies in the middle of the game, apparently of a heart attack. Ed Buck knows it was murder - and convinces a police detective to probe the tangled connections between the dead quarterback and the head of an organized crime family. As real as a Super Bowl play-by-play, Fourth Down is on target as a novel about sports...and the lengths to which a man will go for his friends.
Mass Market Paperback: 293 pages
Publisher: Tor Books; 1 Mass Mkt edition (September 2000)
Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces