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From the Desk of Valerie J. Wood


     is a fast-paced, fascinating look at the life of a pro NHL player who is the team's "fighter" -- the guy who protects his teammates. It is a tough, often unrewarding job. Cole Bowman is the enforcer for the Rockets. His personal life is in turmoil as he becomes involved with the team owner's conniving daughter, who works to break up his relationship with a young waitress.  A journeyman player, Cole has joined a new team with a hard-nosed, ethically-challenged coach who expects him to perform regardless of the personal cost. As the tale unfolds, the reader will be drawn inside the rough-and-tumble world of pro hockey, seeing the not-so glamorous side of a pro athlete's life.

You'll never view hockey the same way again.