Penns River Book 8
School is back in session in Penns River, which means it’s football season in Western Pennsylvania. The Penns River team is loaded after a few substandard campaigns and the town is so revved up a new gambling ring opens to allow PR supporters to put their money where their hearts are.
The “entrepreneur” responsible has no idea how to set point spreads and nowhere to look for help; it’s not like Vegas handles small town high school football games. The vast majority of money put down is on the locals-who bets against their own kid, or the one next door?-and the team covers all the spreads; the cash paid to winners far exceeds what the operation takes in. Only organized crime offers loans to cover the shortfall, which opens the door to a whole new world of problems, including murder.
Praise for Penns River books
—Tim O’Mara, author of the Raymond Donne series and creator of “Murder in Halifax”
—Brendan DuBois, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author
—J.D. Rhoades, bestselling author of the Jack Keller series and the Cade and Clayborne historical thrillers
—James D. F. Hannah, Shamus Award-winning author of the Henry Malone series
—New Mystery Reader
—Les Edgerton on Writing
—Scott Phillips, author of The Ice Harvest and The Walkaway
—Eryk Pruitt, Anthony-award nominated author of What We Reckon
—Charlie Stella, the Godfather of mob fiction