|Publisher:||Dark Overlord Paperback|
|Publish Date:||Aug 2012|
|Number of Pages:||464|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.15|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.9 x 1.3 x 8.9|
New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler is the author of ANCESTOR, INFECTED and CONTAGIOUS, hardcover thrillers from Crown Publishing. Before he was published, Scott built a large online following by giving away his self-recorded audiobooks as free, serialized pod casts. He released EARTHCORE as the world's first "podcast-only" novel. His loyal fans, who named themselves "Junkies", have downloaded over eight million individual episodes of his stories. Scott has been covered in Time Magazine, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, The Huffington Post, Business Week and Fangoria. Scott still records his own audiobooks and gives away every story - for free - to his Junkies at www.scottsigler.com. Michigan native, Scott lives in San Francisco with his wife and dog.
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".