Well written and tense, this is a thriller in the Dick Francis mould. It uses football as a backdrop, and you don't have to know anything about the game, or even like it, to appreciate this story. It has an intriguing plot, likeable characters and keeps you guessing all the way through. Hard to put down towards the end! I would recommend this book for anyone, though it is especially good if like me you are a footy fan. It has a definite ring of authenticity about it,and is obviously well researched. I have been a fan of Dick Francis for years and i think this is comparable in quality so hopefully we will get more of these in the future from this writer. I think football thrillers could really take off and this book deserves to be up there with the bestsellers. If you buy it you won't be disappointed.