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Every Man a Hero

“Every man wants to feel like a hero once in his life.  That’s why they play semi-pro ball.”


Packed with vivid game action, The Semi-Pros brings to life a throwback version of football played with uncompromising, hard-nosed passion.

 

In the early 1900s independent football teams sprang up in the gritty factory towns of America’s heartland.  At the end of the century, one team, the semi-professional Waylon Coalcrackers, still survives in an obscure Pennsylvania town.  But Waylon and its once-mighty team have fallen on hard times.  The town is dying economically.  The Coalcrackers have become perennial losers.  The sponsoring athletic club is even compelled to cut a deal with a scheming businessman to fund the upcoming season.  Then Mike Rader, the last of the Coalcracker heroes, returns.  Cool and bold, Mike re-ignites an old romance with Leah Marciniak, an attractive, strong-willed reporter.  Then he triggers a surprising chain of events that rejuvenates the town’s spirit and gives Waylon one last, come-from-behind chance on the field and off.

 




The novel can be ordered from Booklocker.com:

 

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It can also be ordered from Amazon:

 

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1591133440/qid=1069692658/sr=1

 

or from any major bookstore chain (Barnes and Noble, Borders, etc.). You'll get it quicker from Booklocker because you'll be ordering it right from the source. Also, Booklocker is the only place you can get the lower-priced ebook version.

 

 

You can see readers’ comments about the novel, a partial synopsis, a preview of Chapter 1, and some background on The Semi-Pros by clicking on the links to the left.

 

You are also invited to sign the guestbook.  I am especially interested in your opinion about The Semi-Pros.

 



 




 



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