Three teenage boys make a fatal mistake in 1973, causing the death of an innocent man and changing their lives forever. One is a killer, the other two his best friends. Each struggles to survive and grow to manhood in the shadow of their secret and its cover up. At age 55, three respected men are confronted with the shocking truth of the tragedy 38 years earlier, and the choices they must make. More
Three teenage boys from good families, sons to be proud of, make a tragic and fatal mistake on a dark August night in 1973, and their lives are irreparably changed forever. Their parents are pillars of their upscale Midwest community, and the boys are honor students at Kansas City's most distinguished high school. Among them, they represent a quarterback captain of the football team, a president of the senior class, and an early acceptance choice at one of the finest Ivy League colleges in America. In a split second of adolescent hedonism, an innocent man dies, and these high school seniors are the only witnesses. Fatal Game draws the reader into each boy's emotional, intrigue-filled, and often hellish world, as he struggles to survive and grow to manhood, sharing with the others the horrific secret of what happened, and the ensuing cover up. At fifty-five years of age, a talented orthopedic surgeon, a respected attorney, and an esteemed college professor are suddenly confronted with the terrible truth and horror of their lives thirty-eight years earlier on a dark Missouri night. The unforgettable characters explore love and friendship, truth and justice, as they move in and out of the dark places they can't escape. In this haunting and mesmerizing journey into the deepest recesses of the human heart, the reader is challenged to examine all the options, where none are acceptable.
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