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Massy's Game

(1976)
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Massy was big, over 8'2", and still growing, the biggest man in pro basketball. No one thought it possible a man that big could move - could run and jump and shoot and rebound. But, before his first year was out, he became a legend, as well as a threat to the game.
No one likes a giant; no one roots for Goliath. Cursed by irate fans, elbowed and punched by competing players, he is universally despised. What drives him on? What is in his past that drives him to continue dragging himself up and down the court when he would rather be playing the piano? What about the father that won't stay off the bottle? And the little girl with the flute?
As the season nears its ultimate close, the fury and tension mount. No one can stop the big man even though he doesn't have all the moves and shots. No one and nothing. Beating the backboards, pounding slam-dunks so hard the rim shakes, pulling down rebounds a yard above the rim, blocking shots from ten feet away. He is a one-man wrecking crew, seemingly oblivious to the fact that the fans hate him, the opposing team hates him, and the officials hate him.
Massy obliterates the opposition almost single-handedly. But the more shots he blocks, the greater the national hysteria. The book surges on to a screaming apocalyptic ending as unexpected as it is inevitable. If opposing players can't stop him there are other means available.
An original and fast-breaking sports novel that makes a strong and provocative comment on our entire society.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

January 1976 : USA Hardback
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Title: Massy's game
Author(s): Jack Olsen
ISBN: 0-87223-441-X / 978-0-87223-441-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Playboy Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Massy's Game
Author(s): Jack Olsen
ISBN: 1-68858-979-1 / 978-1-68858-979-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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Kindle Editions

August 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Massy's Game
Author(s): Jack Olsen
Publisher: Crime Rant Books
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