Annotations for Last Shot : A Final Four Mystery


Baker & Taylor
After winning a basketball reporting contest, eighth graders Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cover the Final Four tournament, where they discover that a talented player is being blackmailed into throwing the final game.

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Baker & Taylor
After winning the prize of a press pass to New Orleans to watch the Final Four, Steven and his fellow winner, Susan, delight in all the behind-the-scenes activities, but when they overhear a blackmail plot involving an MSU star player that could result in the big game being thrown, the two junior guest reporters know that it is up to them to break the story and put a stop to the devious plan.

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Random House, Inc.
Steven Thomas is one of two lucky winners of the U.S. Basketball Writer's Association's contest for aspiring journalists. His prize? A trip to New Orleans and a coveted press pass for the Final Four. It's a basketball junkie's dream come true!
But the games going on behind the scenes between the coaches, the players, the media, the money-men, and the fans turn out to be even more fiercely competitive than those on the court. Steven and his fellow winner, Susan Carol Anderson, are nosing around the Superdome and overhear what sounds like a threat to throw the championship game. Now they have just 48 hours to figure out who is blackmailing one of MSU's star players . . . and why.

Praise for John Feinstein:
"The best writer of sports books in America today."--The Boston Globe

"Feinstein's beat, it turns out, isn't sports; it's human nature."--People on A March to Madness

"A basketball junkie's nirvana."--Sports Illustrated on A March to Madness

"One of the best sportswriters alive!"--Larry King, USA Today on A Good Walk Spoiled

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