Shandell aBlackbirda Bird has everything going for him, or so he thinks. Recently selected number two overall in the NBA draft, the 6'8q, 250-pound superstar has a gleaming new ride and a salary and athletic shoe contract that make him an instant millionaire. What he doesnat have is the ability to bury secrets from his past. When Shandell is found shot to death at mid-court, his best friend and college teammate Damion Madrid sets out to find the killer. Damion is well meaning but naAmve; luckily his godfather is gumshoe CJ Floyd. Floyd and his partner, Flora Jean Benson, are there to watch his back as Damion stumbles down a shadowy trail that leads to Shandellas purported peddling of steroids and big-game point shaving. When he discovers a aBlackbirda he never knew and is able to put a face on Shandellas killer, Damion finds himself in over his head. Will CJ be there in time to prevent his godson from joining Shandell? Featuring the vivid characters and streetwise dialogue that have made the CJ Floyd series a critical and commercial success, Blackbird, Farewell is a punch-packing whodunit that exposes the dark side of the pro-athlete good life.Damion and Shandell had been playing their weekly one-on-ones at the Glendale basketball courts, courts long favored by higha#39;profile college and high school ballplayers, since the fifth grade. Over the years, Glendale, surrounded by ananbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Frog Books - 2009-03-03|