In Bump and Run, Jack Molloy, known as the "Jammer," inherited half of the legendary New York Hawks from his father, and through many bawdy, outrageous, twisting and twisted tribulations, maneuvered them to a Super Bowl championship. Molloy thinks he's a pretty smart guy. But sometimes smart guys outsmart themselves.
Molloy is taking a break abroad, letting his people manage things back home, when his siblings, "the devil twins," call to tell him they've sold their half to legendary businessman Big Dick Miles. When Molloy refuses to sell, too, Miles sweetens the pot: He'll buy half of Jack's half, Molloy can keep his hand in, everybody walks away happy. Partners . . . Oh, boy.
It doesn't take a month for Dick Miles to make George Steinbrenner look like Little Mary Sunshine and for Jack to realize just how big a mistake he's made. Flying back just in time to catch his departing general manager, he says, "I'm here to save Private Ryan."
"I saw that movie," the GM says. "Most of them died in the end."
And it looks like the same fate, metaphorically speaking, awaits Mr. Jack Molloy--the Jammer jammed good and proper. It is only when he enlists the help of old friends and new allies, taking one last stand, nose to nose, betting it all on one last play in the red zone . . . that things really begin to get interesting. Red Zone is Lupica's funniest, smartest, most surprising novel yet.
The famed sportswriter's blitz of one-liners sacks his latest football novel. It's not that the jokes are never funny; it's just that they so seldom stop.
Booklist - Wes Lukowsky
Entertaining, funny, and most likely, another best-seller.
In his highly entertaining 15th book, Lupica takes another turn as novelist
Library Journal - David Wright
The women are objects, the men are egos, the drinks and dollars flow freely, and the actual game of football hardly enters into it. Lupica fans will love it.
Mike Lupica's latest is hilarious, gripping and surprisingly touching.
Phil Simms - CBS Sports
I'd thought Bump and Run was the funniest book on pro football I'd ever read until Red Zone.
Elmore Leonard Red Zone is Lupica's funniest.... The dialogue alone is worth the price. You won't put it down.
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by Matt An Excellent Book. I thought that this was the best book I have ever read. It was very hilarious and suspenseful. Mike Lupica did an excellent job keeping you on the edge of your seat and making sure you stayed there. This book had an interesting blend of serious... Read More
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by Bob Barker
The book was awesome. His wit and parody of the NFL was hilarious. I can't wait for him to write more.
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this book was horrible. I wanted to drive off a cliff afterward because I actually spent money on this worthless book.
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by Jason King
Absolutely Terrible book. Waste of money and time would not recommend to anyone!!!!!
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