Fantasy sports novel where players need to survive the game
Set in Mantic Games’ Warpath universe and based on its sports tabletop game Dreadball.
Ex Corporation Striker Leeland Roth teeters on the horns of a dilemma: return to the sport that once defined his life, or continue to drown his sorrows in booze, babes, and back alleys.
The choice is not as simple as it may seem, for Roth cannot shake the crippling guilt that plagues him day after day. But a new opportunity has arisen, and the lure of the spotlight, the drama, the fans, and the money, may bring him out of the shadows.
Roth must now cobble together a team of nobodies and coach them to glory in a 32-team tournament that promises big rewards for the winner. Along the way, he will face a battalion of dangers: death, injury, Digby corruption, corporate greed, familial hatreds, bribery, rebellion, and even the limitations of his own abilities as a coach.
Can this former DreadBall star rise to the occasion, or will this be his last hurrah?