By John Grisham
#1 NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER
Rick Dockery is the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. within the AFC Championship video game, to the shock and dismay of almost everybody, Rick truly will get into the sport. With a seventeen-point lead and simply mins to move, Rick offers what's arguably the worst unmarried functionality within the background of the NFL. in a single day, he turns into a countrywide laughingstock—and is instantly lower by way of the Browns and refrained from by means of all different teams.
But all Rick understands is soccer, and he insists that his agent discover a group that wishes him. opposed to huge, immense odds, Rick ultimately will get a job—as the starting quarterback for the strong Panthers . . . of Parma, Italy. The Parma Panthers desperately need a former NFL player—any former NFL player—at their helm. And now they’ve acquired Rick, who is aware not anything approximately Parma (not even the place it truly is) and doesn’t communicate a be aware of Italian. to assert that Italy—the land of good wines, super small automobiles, and football americano—holds a couple of surprises for Rick Dockery will be whatever of an understatement.