A Game Of Inches by Webb Hubbell
Billy Hopper’s life is pretty damn good. He’s a wide receiver for the Los Angeles Lobos and he’s just been named Rookie of the Year. But he’s about to lose it all. On a frigid March morning at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., Billy wakes up to find that he’s been sleeping with a dead girl. And now he’s got her blood on his hands―literally. But he’s also got Jack Patterson: a D.C. lawyer who’s determined to get to the bottom of the murder and prove Billy’s innocence. There’s only one problem. They’re at war with a powerful, sinister man, and the people closest to Jack are in the line of fire. Can Jack and his team solve this case before his family pays the ultimate price? This latest Jack Patterson thriller exposes the underbelly of the NFL and the role of big money in shady D.C. politics. Believe it or not, murder is just the tip of the iceberg.
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“Outstanding Food-Football-Political Thriller”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Walter
If there was a sub genre of “Food-Football-Political Thriller” Webb Hubbell would be its king. This is a great book and the best of the three part Jack Patterson series. It can be read alone without reading the first three but beware, once you read this one I promise you will go back for more. Washingtonians will love the insider references to restaurants and Georgetown parties. While the book is about a football player, its not so much a football book but a crime drama. Its thrilling but also funny. The bob-and-weave plot hooks you from the first pages and you will finish it fast. A great book for the summer!
About the Author
Webb Hubbell is a nationally recognized award winning author and popular lecturer on the U.S. criminal justice system, politics and government, writing a novel, and life lessons from sports. He also writes, speaks, and advocates publicly on social issues including the inhumanity of solitary confinement, racial bias in the criminal justice system, the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction, the marijuana legalization movement, and the miracle of organ transplants.
Webb has held executive positions in government and industry, including Associate Attorney General of the United States, Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, Mayor of Little Rock, Ark., Managing Partner of the Rose Law Firm, and Executive and Chief Counsel for a large Washington-based commercial insurance company.
A prolific writer, Webb’s novel, When Men Betray (Beaufort Books, May 2014), is the first in a series of legal thrillers set in his hometown of Little Rock, Ark. It was recently recognized as one of Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Winners. His second novel, Ginger Snaps (Beaufort Books, May 2015) just won the Gold medal IPPY Award for the best suspense/thriller of the year. His next novel, “A Game of Inches” will be available May 23, 2016. The novels draw liberally from Webb’s own life, featuring recognizable personalities and locales from the Arkansas political scene while exploring personal themes of friendship, race relations, betrayal, and redemption.
Webb’s previously published book is Friends in High Places (William Morrow & Co., 1997). An autobiographical account of his rise at a young age through the Arkansas political system, it explores his personal successes and failures there and in Washington, D.C., as a member of President Bill Clinton’s administration.
On the forefront of current political and social thought, Webb comments on politics and related issues at Hubbell’s Telescope for The Clyde Fitch Report. He also writes a daily meditation at The Hubbell Pew, a personal blog he founded as a Lenten tradition in 2004.
Born in Little Rock in 1948, Webb earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1970 and a juris doctor degree with honors in 1973 from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He played football for Arkansas from 1965 to 1969. During his senior year, the Razorbacks were Southwest Conference co-champions and winners of the 1969 Sugar Bowl against undefeated University of Georgia.
Webb and his wife, Suzy, have four children and live in Charlotte, N.C.
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