Payback Time
Payback Time
Payback Time
Carl Deuker
Through the eyes of a distinctly non-athletic protagonist—a fat high school journalist named Mitch—veteran sports novelist Deuker reveals the surprising truth behind a mysterious football player named Angel.  When Angel shows up Lincoln High, he seems to have no past—or at least not one he is willing to discuss.  Though Mitch gets a glimpse of Angel's incredible talent off the field, Angel rarely allows himself to shine on the field.  Is he an undercover cop, wonders Mitch?  Or an ineligible player?  In pursuit of a killer story, Mitch decides to find out just who this player is and what he's done.  In the end, the truth surprises everyone.

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  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Danny, a.k.a Mitch True, is assigned the sports section of his school newspaper. This is both good and bad for Mitch; he gets to work with his love interest and new photographer, Kimi, but also has to face his ex-best friend and football star, Horst Diamond. But as soon as football practice starts Mitch notices a new talent on the team; Angel Marichal. But the coach never plays him and he''s always by himself. Together Kimi and Mitch discover and unravel Angel''s terrifying secrets and past.

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