The Rookie (Paperback)
Galactic Football League: Book One
Empty Set Entertainment, 9781939366900, 464pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2013
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Set in a lethal pro football league 700 years in the future, THE ROOKIE is a story that combines the intense gridiron action of "Any Given Sunday" with the space opera style of "Star Wars" and the criminal underworld of "The Godfather." Aliens and humans alike play positions based on physiology, creating receivers that jump 25 feet into the air, linemen that bench-press 1,200 pounds, and linebackers that literally want to eat you. Organized crime runs every franchise, games are fixed and rival players are assassinated. Follow the story of Quentin Barnes, a 19-year-old quarterback prodigy that has been raised all his life to hate, and kill, those aliens. Quentin must deal with his racism and learn to lead, or he'll wind up just another stat in the column marked "killed on the field.
About the Author
New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler is the author of NOCTURNAL, ANCESTOR, INFECTED, CONTAGIOUS and PANDEMIC, hardcover thrillers from Crown Publishing, and is a co-founder of Dark Overlord Media, which produces his Galactic Football League series (THE ROOKIE, THE STARTER, THE ALL-PRO, and THE MVP). Before he was published, Scott built a large online following by giving away his self-recorded audiobooks as free, serialized podcasts. His loyal fans, who named themselves \"Junkies, \" have downloaded over fifteen million individual episodes of his stories and interact daily with Scott and each other in the social media space."