A decaying football stadium, a man whose days playing football are at an end, and a haunted (?) watch. Combine all these, shake it up and you have BurntBridge Boys.
I can’t say too much without spoilers as this is a novella, but it turns out that the world of professional football, (or to us Americans, soccer), is a nasty one. Players and people in the know have been known to pay off other players or officials to get games to go a certain way. Sam “the butcher” Rafferty is one of those people in the know, since his days of playing football are now over. Then, he is given a watch. A very special watch. What does it do? What does Sam do? You’ll have to read this to find out!
Not gonna lie, my knowledge about soccer is just about nil. I know it’s popular everywhere else but here, in America. Luckily, I didn’t need any knowledge to understand what was happening here. A little more knowledge about English words and phrases may have helped, though mostly I was able to draw conclusions based on the surrounding words and events. In the main, this is another great story in a growing pile of great stories that I’ve read from John Leonard!
I’m looking forward to reading more from him in the future because he never disappoints.
*I received an e-copy of this novella in exchange for my honest feedback. This is it!*