Reviewer Mary Lignor: Mary is a retired librarian, originally from Connecticut but now living in New Mexico. All her life Mary has loved books and has passed this love on to her daughters. Mary started working in a library when her children were young as an Assistant Librarian and ended up as its Director. Her favorite books are suspense, political intrigue and anything involving the World War II era.
Author: Mark O'Neal
book to warm the hearts of professional basketball fans.
Maurice "Mo" Ousley has been blessed with a lot of talent on the courts and he also has a lot of support from family and friends. His basketball team has just won first place mid-season and is on his way to the All-Star Game before finishing up for the year. His biggest fan, his girl Gabrielle, is waiting for him after the game and he plans to ask her to marry him. Half way through the evening, he finds out that Gabrielle has been keeping a secret from him since college days. Mo becomes very upset and leaves her at the restaurant where they had been having dinner and goes on to a party alone. The party is being given by one of the basketball players. Upon leaving the party Mo meets with a friend from the team who announces to him that he intends to propose marriage to Mo's younger sister. Mo's day is becoming better and better. Just when things couldn't get any crazier, Mo finds out that he is being stalked by a fugitive from justice who had kidnapped his stepfather the previous year. Mo is abducted by this outlaw and things go from bad to worse. Mo is a nice guy who had some trouble in his youth but, is now on the straight and narrow and deserves the good luck that he is having.
Believe me, you will root for this guy and his family. This story is a good one and Mr. O'Neal knows his basketball. I enjoyed the story and read it at one sitting. It reminds me a little of Mike Lupica and/or Harlan Coben. The facts are good and the characters are believable. This book is a sequel to Mr. O'Neal's previous book, "Ulterior Motives." I plan to obtain a copy so I can see how Mo evolved into the person he is today. Mr. O'Neal is a Chicago native and certainly knows whereof he speaks of the basketball world. I hope that these stories continue as I think there's a lot of material that can be written about Mo and his family. There sure are a lot of people in his circle that would make good stories. Good Luck Mr. O'Neal