“When winning at all costs becomes too expensive.”
Eddie Alonso, a former pro soccer star, whose career was ended by a violent and intentional assault, is now a reluctant high school science teacher and varsity coach in St. Cloud, MN.
But when two of his student players, Peter and Benny, are recruited out of the blue by an upstart Finnish soccer club owned by an eccentric tech billionaire, Eddie is suspicious of the motives.
Travelling to Finland to keep an eye on the boys, Eddie is led to believe that the club is running an underground cognitive training programme, led by neuroscientist Anna Lehtinen.
A thriller that spans Minnesota, Kotka, and St. Petersburg, Daniel Peterson’s geopolitical thriller examines the blurred lines of ethics in sport.