A Life Intercepted

A Life Intercepted

A Novel

eBook - 2014
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"From New York Times bestselling author Charles Martin, when a man wins everything only to lose it, he recognizes the love of his life is the only thing worth having. Twelve years ago Matthew "The Rocket" Rising had it all. Married to his high school sweetheart and graduating as one of the winningest quarterbacks in the history of college football, he was selected as the #1 pick in the NFL. But on the night of the draft, after reaching the pinnacle of success, he plummeted. Accused of a crime with irrefutable evidence, he lost everything--his career, his reputation, his freedom, and the love of his life. Having served his sentence and never played a down of professional football, he walks out of prison with one goal--to win back his wife, Audrey, whom no one has seen since the trial. He returns to an unwelcoming reception from his hometown only to discover that Audrey has taken shelter from the media and the outside world at a convent. As chance would have it, there she has found a young man with the ability to have the football career Matthew should have had. All he needs is the right coach. Though helping the boy means Matthew violates the conditions of his release and, if discovered, will be forced to return to prison for the rest of his life, he's willing to take this singular chance to prove his innocence and win back Audrey's love"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : HarperCollins Canada, 2014
ISBN: 9781455554638
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Feb 14, 2018

This novel was written before the MeToo movement; but the implications are chilling. It gives the male perspective of being wrongly accused, wrongly jailed for 12 years and as much as we the reader are pulling for redemption or revenge, Charles Martin does his usual magic and shows the readers the true story of grace and forgiveness. The book is heavy on football but after reading the author's notes at the end, it is made clear that Charles Martin himself played and loved the game which comes through the pages. Very well written, but if you haven't read, The Long Way Gone I strongly recommend that recent book as Charles Martin's best work.

Dec 13, 2017

I don't care for football and this book had a lot of details about this game.
But I loved it and I'm a 67 year old artist and musician. I loved the passion and
emotion in the story line and the details about training was logical, surprising and
very interesting. I found myself saying, "I didn't know that...fascinating and logical."

I will definitely read more from this author.

Nov 01, 2017

This book was boring. I didn't finish it because I couldn't stand the football jargon. Very heavy on football. It may be a great story, but I don't like football.

Aug 19, 2016

First book I've read by Charles Martin. I will definitely try some of his other books since I liked this so well.

Aug 12, 2015

Very heavy on American football but if you can slog through that, it was a great story.

JanSK May 29, 2015

Amazing story. I could NOT put it down. Read it in less than 24 hours. WOW. How one person overcame evil and was still able to do the right thing.

Dec 17, 2014

This is a great story. The main character, Matthew is a man of integrity, a skilled athlete & shows amazing forgiveness. A man who shows love toward his wife, friends & the young man he mentors is one who eludes grace. Charles Martin has written a wonderful story & carried it to a page turning success from beginning to the end. I also appreciated the lack of frequent profanity, which seems to be a trend by nearly all current authors. I'm anxious to read his other novels.

Oct 23, 2014

Not completely plausible, but a wonderful read nonetheless. It's great to read a book that leaves you feeling uplifted and happy with the ending. I enjoyed all the football parts too even although I am not a sports fan.

LadySugar Oct 23, 2014

This book demonstrates True love. WELL done by Mr Martin

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