Coming of Age
Published: June 2018
Danny McCall loves basketball more than anything in the world. So why would he risk his basketball scholarship, his girlfriend and his entire future to fix the point spread in a series of college basketball games?Â Set in the early 1990s, Shadow Games is a topical novel with a powerful portrayal of the loss of youthful innocence.
There was a dead body in the next room and it was my fault.
Â Â Â Â For a while, I stayed in the room with the body. The TV set was on. President Clintonâs face filled the screen. He was taking questions from reporters and they seemed to be having a heated exchange. The sound on the TV was turned off.
Â Â Â Â I couldnât stop looking at the corpse. What had I done?
Â Â Â Â When I couldnât stand it anymore I went into the kitchen. My heart jumped around in my chest like it wanted to leap out and flop around on the floor.
Â Â Â Â The cops were on their way. I thought about running but theyâd find me. There was no escape. I had to face the music.
Â Â Â Â Iâd made a mess of my life in just two years. How was that possible?
About the Author
Jim Lester is the author of three successful young adult novels: Fallout, The Great Pretender and Till the Rivers All Run Dry. He has a Ph.d in history and is the author of a non-fiction book entitled Hoop Crazy: College Basketball in the 1950s.