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Ghosts of the Gridiron

Author: Greg Lautenslager

ISBN 978-1-947532-15-1 (softcover); 978-1-947532-16-8 (ebook)

370 pages

The lives of three former quarterbacks are on a downward spiral. Sports columnist Jack Byrne is so distraught by the hostility from his boss, his colleagues, his readers, and his wife that he finds himself in a drunken stupor in a Dallas jail cell. Scott Hilfinger is so humiliated by playing football games in bull rings, cricket pitches, and Canadian blizzards that he and his bottle of whiskey board a bus in Edmonton for his hometown of Deadhorse, Oklahoma. Johnny Molinski is so embarrassed after running to the wrong end zone in his college debut that he disappears altogether.

Yet, the lives of these three men are mysteriously intertwined – especially after the only life Jack knew blows up, literally, one cold, dreary night in the middle of nowhere. He floats around with other football phantoms from polished to demolished stadiums while being chased through dark alleys and back roads on a path Jack hopes will lead he, Scott, and Johnny to the grandest stage of them all and back to the life and wife he abandoned and achieve the one goal he sought all along - redemption.


Ghosts of the Gridiron is the second novel by longtime sportswriter Greg Lautenslager. His first novel, Following the Flame, was published in 2005. Lautenslager has written extensively for newspapers and magazines all over the world. He wrote for The Dallas Morning News from 1991 to 2001 and covered more than 35 different sports. Lautenslager now resides with his family in Nelson, New Zealand.

Type: books

Vendor: Greg Lautenslager

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