His release from prison should have been the end of Griff Burkett's troubles. It wasn't. The former star American football player is reviled by fans for throwing a championship game, his fortune is lost, and he remains under the dark shadow of suspicion for an unsolved murder. And his worst enemy, the man who has pledged to destroy him, is ...
His release from prison should have been the end of Griff Burkett's troubles. It wasn't. The former star American football player is reviled by fans for throwing a championship game, his fortune is lost, and he remains under the dark shadow of suspicion for an unsolved murder. And his worst enemy, the man who has pledged to destroy him, is tracking his every move. So when eccentric millionaire Foster Speakman offers Griff a vast amount of money in exchange for impregnating his wife Laura, Griff readily agrees. What could be easier? Little does he know that this bizarre contract will trap him in a web of betrayal, the consequences of which are deadly.
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Has reader asking lots of questions, sometimes they are anwered, sometimes not.
Sometimes I got lost in characters and how they related to each other and their relationships, who's who, but it mostly worked and wasn't boring.
Aug 7, 2008
a summer read....
This was a great page-turner but it lacked literary depth. I can understand why Sandra Brown is regularly on the New York Times best seller list. This book was written like a great afternoon, made for TV, story. It gives you something better then reruns or video games. Griff, The Speakmans, and Rodarte don?t present much in terms of justification of their motivations. It?s a great afternoon/weekend summer read if you want to relax on the beach and not intellectualize through moral questions or the human condition. Play Dirty was a quick easy read that I enjoyed over a relaxing weekend. With all this in mind, I have to say I got what I paid for and give this book 3 of 5 stars. For the price of a movie ticket I got much more then Hollywood has to offer us. I found the story was paced just right to keep me up all night. The plot contained the triple threat formula; sex, murder, and money and it promises to keep your attention. The situations, and over all plot, were slightly unbelievable but that can be overlooked if you just want a fun ride. Given that I was tired of reading bland textbooks this book provided the perfect balm. Grab a bag of popcorn and enjoy!
Publishers Weekly, 2007-06-25 The seven deadly sins help propel this provocative, sex-fueled thriller from bestseller Brown (Ricochet). Foster Speakman, an eccentric Texas paraplegic millionaire, offers $500,000 to Griff Burkett, a disgraced former NFL quarterback fresh out of prison after serving a five-year sentence for racketeering, to impregnate Foster's wife, Laura. Foster insists the child be conceived naturally ("The way God intended"). Broke with no prospects, Griff takes the job. Meanwhile, Stanley Rodarte, the crooked detective behind Griff's arrest, is bent on pinning an unsolved murder on him and takes to terrorizing Griff and those close to him in the hopes of nailing him when he self-destructs. After Griff's stint as stud takes a bad turn, the ex-footballer must track down the one man who can secure his freedom. The tension builds as lust, greed, pride, wrath and envy threaten to undo everyone in this tightly told tale of modern temptation. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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