Rough Trade

Gini Hartzmark, Author Ivy Books $6.5 (293p) ISBN 978-0-8041-1829-3
High-powered corporate attorney Kate Millholland finds herself in the unfamiliar world of professional football when personal friend and Milwaukee Monarchs general manager Jeff Rendell asks her to help save the nearly bankrupt team. Millholland believes Rendell's only option is to accept an offer to move the team to L.A., but Jeff's father and team owner, Beau, is completely against it. With only 10 days before defaulting on an $18-million loan, time is of the essence. When Beau turns up dead, Millholland must juggle her professional interest in saving the team with her personal interest in saving Jeff, who is quickly targeted by police as the prime suspect. As Millholland struggles to come up with a solution, she must make sense of the motives that those close to Beau may have had for killing him. With series character Millholland, Hartzmark (Fatal Reaction) offers substance with excitement. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 11/30/1998
Release date: 12/01/1998
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