Linehan's Trip is a short story by Bryan Murphy. It's set in the year 2019, and tells the short tale of a man traveling to Padania to meet with FIFA officials. Being that it's a short story, I don't want to give away too much, because this short story is worth the read, especially if you are a fan of football.
The main character is well fleshed out for being such a short story, which shows extreme talent on the author's part. He's not the best guy, a guy concerned about women and money, but from the first page you definitely feel like you know him.
The thing that threw me off on a personal note, was that the story was told in present tense, which I've always had a bit of trouble with. However, that's a personal preference and should, in no way, dissuade you from downloading this story.
My only critique was that being someone separate from sport and the workings of that industry, a lot of the story went over my head. I think the author's expanded idea in his novella using these characters and this subject matter, will be wonderfully enjoyable.
Murphy definitely has a lot of talent and skill when it comes to writing, and that comes across in the short pages. If you download the book, you also get a preview chapter of his next novella, "Goodbye, Padania" where you can see an introduction to more characters and more of the world.
I'm giving this short story 4 out of 5 stars, and definitely looking forward to seeing that world expanded.
(review of free book)