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Summary

Football manager Scott Manson needs a new job, but finding one in the star-studded world of international football isn't easy.

A new position in Shanghai turns out to be part of an elaborate sting operation - and in Barcelona, he's not hired as a football manager but as a detective. Barca's star player is missing, and Scott has a month to track him down. As Scott follows the trail from Paris to Antigua, he encounters the rotten heart of the beautiful game....

©2015 Thynker Ltd (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"A gripping whodunnit set in the world of football." ( Sport)
"An entertaining read." ( The Times)

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Engrossing!

I've been unable to resist listening to all three parts of this thoroughly absorbing trilogy( January Window, Hand of God and False Nine).
Credible characters, brilliantly interpreted by Mr.Wincott! riveting stories and a view of football I could never have imagined.
Marvellous!!

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unlike most of Philips books I could not get into it. Although the main character has some appeal I found it a rather shallow with a rather predictable outcome. I will stick to the Bernie Gunther novels I think.

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  • Harold
  • 20-06-21

Poorly written

Complete lack of logical detail--really unbelievable sequence of events. Ridiculous dialogue often. Author not up to the task of writing a believable complex thriller.

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  • Alex
  • 23-11-19

one of the worst books I read lately

Nothing what you normally expect to find in a good book : characters, interesting thoughts and observations, good story , can be found here. Terrible.