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Own Goals By Phil Andrews

Own Goals by Phil Andrews

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Summary

When City's star Italian footballer is accused of sexual assault by a glamorous model, the media has a field day. The northern Premiership club secretary thinks they've been framed and employs Steve Strong to investigate. He soon discovers there is something more sinister afoot than a sex scandal.

Own Goals Summary

Own Goals by Phil Andrews

When City's star Italian footballer is had up for sexual assault by a glamorous model, the media has a field day. The Northern Premiership club secretary thinks they've been framed and employs Steve Strong to investigate. As a film noir buff with a tenuous connection to the model, Strong is hardly qualified for the job of PI. And as he checks out the behind-the-stadium-scenes, he soon discovers that there's something far more sinister afoot than a sex scandal. But can he avoid a permanent transfer before the whistle blows Set in a gritty Yorkshire city, Own Goals offers an insider's view of big time soccer, its players and directors, and the seedy side of a modern British city, its clubs, pubs, good-time girls and shady businessmen.

Own Goals Reviews

Not the first but certainly the funniest football thriller - Mike Ripley, Daily Telegraph

Raymond Chandler meets Nick Hornby - The bookseller

Murder, sex, blackmail and financial chicanery. As last- here s a team with more problems than Manchester City - Colin Shindler

A modern racy, pacy feel; blokes, jokes and a decent plot ... a smashing debut - Yorkshire Post

A highly enjoyable cunningly plotted thriller with an amiable, witty P.I. and an authentic behind-the-scenes Premier League backdrop for footie fans - Publishing News

About Phil Andrews

Phil Andrews is an award-winning sports journalist, currently a freelance soccer writer for the Independent and Independent on Sunday. He spent his early years in a Yorkshire mining town and currently lives in Leeds. He has worked for the BBC, as a theatre, opera and film critic, and is currently in PR. This is his first novel.

Additional information

GOR006820530
9780340748213
0340748214
Own Goals by Phil Andrews
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton
1999-04-01
320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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