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The DH
The Triple Threat Series, Book 3
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Perfect for sports-loving kids and fans of books by Mike Lupica, book three in the Triple Threat series by New York Times bestselling sports writer John Feinstein explores what happens when athletes...
Perfect for sports-loving kids and fans of books by Mike Lupica, book three in the Triple Threat series by New York Times bestselling sports writer John Feinstein explores what happens when athletes...
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  • Perfect for sports-loving kids and fans of books by Mike Lupica, book three in the Triple Threat series by New York Times bestselling sports writer John Feinstein explores what happens when athletes break the rules in this novel of tested friendships and high-stakes baseball.

    Alex Myers's football and basketball seasons were mired in controversy, and his dad's been MIA since his parents split up. All Alex wants this spring is to work on his fastball and hang out with his maybe-girlfriend, Christine. But he runs into unexpected competition.

    Matt Gordon was suspended from sports after he admitted taking PEDs during football season, but the athletic board has decided to give him another chance. So he's on the team—and he's got something to prove. He's also got his eye on Christine.

    The question this season—is all fair in love and baseball? Or are some things truly unforgivable?

    Filled with action, intrigue, and intense rivalries, The DH and the other books in the Triple Threat series follow the ups and downs of one talented kid-athlete's year in sports.


    Praise for The Walk On:
    "All the goods for the sports enthusiast—and more." —Kirkus Reviews

    "Full of refreshingly decent high school students, first crushes, a dose of dating drama, and a cliff-hanger ending, The Walk On will interest even non-football fans." —School Library Journal

    Praise for The Sixth Man:
    "Suspenseful and well-dramatized sports action scenes. . . . Solidly drawn, both on and off the court." —Kirkus Reviews

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    "I won."

    Matt Gordon's grin was so wide as he put his lunch tray down that he didn't even really need to say the words. Alex Myers knew exactly why he was grinning, but none of the others at the table—Jonas Ellington, Christine Whitford, and Max Bellotti—had a clue. That was because Matt hadn't told his secret to anyone in school except Alex.

    "Won what?" Jonas asked.

    "The appeal of my suspension," Matt said. "I'm eligible again. I'm out of purgatory."

    "You mean you can play football next fall?" Christine said.

    Matt nodded. "Yup. . . . And I can play baseball right now." He looked at Alex. "You ready to be the number two pitcher on the team, Myers?"

    Alex smiled, but he raised an eyebrow. That comment was very un-Matt. Like Alex, Matt Gordon was an outstanding athlete. He had been the starting quarterback for the Chester Heights football team and would have been an all-state player if he hadn't been suspended during the state playoffs for taking steroids. Alex was a big part of the reason Matt had resorted to steroid use: When Alex showed up as the team's third-string quarterback, Matt recognized that Alex—just a freshman—was better than he was. He had panicked, and had resorted to taking the drugs that cost him the chance to play for the state title.

    The suspension handed down by the Pennsylvania High School Athletic Association was for one year. Now Matt filled every-one in on what had been going on since then.

    "I appealed on the grounds that the penalty was too harsh, that I'd never actually tested positive, I came forward on my own, and since then I've tested clean on eleven random drug tests." He shrugged and grinned some more. "I won. The arbitration board voted two to one in my favor. So, to quote Schwarzenegger, I'm back."

    "He said, 'I'll be back,' " Max said, teasing.

    "Whatever," Matt replied. "I'll be at baseball practice this afternoon."

    Every-one congratulated him, but Alex noticed Christine frowning the way she did when something was bothering her.

    "Look, Matt, I'm happy for you," she said. "But I'm confused. You did test positive—you just didn't get caught because Jake switched your blood sample for Alex's."

    Alex broke in. "Christine, it doesn't matter," he said. "All that matters is Matt won the appeal."

    Alex didn't really want to relive what had happened four months earlier: At the behest of Matt's father—football coach Matthew Gordon—Jake Bilney had switched Alex's blood test for Matt's to make it look as if Alex, not Matt, was the one taking steroids. Matt had come forward and admitted his guilt the week of the state championship game. Coach Gordon had been fired, and Bilney had transferred.

    Alex really wanted to move on.

    Matt waved a hand. "It's okay, Alex," he said. "You're right, Christine. But legally, once the tests were compromised by the label switching, they couldn't be used against me. The board had to base its decision on my tests since then."

    Christine tipped her head, considering. "Okay. Well . . . that's good for you." She stood up. "There's still time for me to get a story into this week's Roar. I'll go see Coach Hillier right now."

    Tom Hillier was the advisor for the student news-paper, the Weekly Roar. He'd also become the football coach after Matthew Gordon was fired.

    She walked away, drawing looks from most of the boys in the cafeteria. In Alex's opinion, Christine was the...

About the Author-

  • John Feinstein is the author of many bestselling books, including A Season on the Brink and A Good Walk Spoiled. His books for young readers offer a winning combination of sports, action, and intrigue, with Last Shot receiving the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best young adult mystery of the year. He lives in Potomac, Maryland, and on Shelter Island, New York, with his family. Follow him on twitter @JFeinsteinBooks.

Reviews-

  • School Library Journal "Full of refreshingly decent high school students, first crushes, a dose of dating drama, and a cliff-hanger ending, The Walk On will interest even non-football fans."
  • Kirkus Reviews Praise for book two in the Triple Threat series, The Sixth Man:
    "Suspenseful and well-dramatized sports action scenes. . . . Solidly drawn, both on and off the court."

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