How did author Robert Kaiser know that concussions and even player suicides would dominate the sporting news in 2012? His latest novel, Razzle Dazzle, takes us inside the tension of team locker rooms, coaches’ meetings, practice scrimmages, and the big stage of Sunday’s games.
Razzle Dazzle’s incredible story line, science fiction just a few years ago, speeds through a plot of a wealthy woman’s intuition, creative coaching genius, a suspenseful murder mystery, back-biting, peer jealousy, exciting wins/loses but underneath it all a human love that touches and changes America’s most popular pastime.
So get ready for a roller coaster, “razzle dazzle” ride through the toughest competitive sport at the highest level—the National Football League. Is it really possible to reduce the debilitating violence and restore a sense of balance between fun and primitive juices?
Congratulations to Robert Kaiser for giving us a possible blueprint for a safer but more exciting Sunday afternoon.
Review by Dick Pfaff, the first All American high school football player in California at Bellarmine Prep in San Jose in 1951.