Title: Sudden Death
Author: David Rosenfelt
When the Giants’s new star running back is accused of murdering a Jets rival, attorney Andy Carpenter works for the athlete’s defense, a task that is complicated by the discovery of additional player killings and death threats from a drug mobster.
Following the success of Bury the Lead, a Today show Book Club Pick selected by Janet Evanovich, David Rosenfelt delivers an exciting new mystery featuring Defense Attorney Andy Carpenter.
Kenny Schilling is the new star running back for the New York Giants. Troy Preston was a wide receiver for the Jets, until his recent murder. Could rivalry have turned Kenny Schilling into a cold-blooded killer? The police say yes. And now the football hero needs a good lawyer — quick.
Still basking in the glow of his last successful case, Andy Carpenter is called to defend Kenny’s innocence. Then it’s revealed that Troy wasn’t the only murdered player Kenny was in contact with. Now, amid a collapsing personal life and death threats from a drug king — who may or may not have a hand in things — Andy must keep his eye on the ball during what could become the media trial of the century.