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Description - The Years of the Locust by Jon Hotten

The Years of The Locust is a true story of intrigue, paranoia, murder and money set in the shimmering cities of South Florida in the 1990s. It s the story of two men who never should have met; and when they did, one killed the other. There are walk on parts for Don King, George Foreman, the FBI and a fallen NFL hero, yet it s the two central characters a sociopathic door-to-door sales king turned boxing promoter Rick Elvis Parker and his loyal, naive and ultimately incorruptible fighter Tim Anderson - that make this story extraordinary and unforgettable. t would be impossible to invent a man like Rick Parker, a freakishly fat ginger-haired giant who modelled his personal style on Elvis Presley and wanted to become the next Don King. Don himself told Rick how to do it find a white man who could become the heavyweight champion of the world. Then Rick met Tim Anderson, a handsome, funny former baseball pro was he the fighter to take Parker all the way? Rick left a trail of fixed fights and violent mayhem all across the South, but his dream stayed out of reach. By the end of his reign of terror the heroic Tim would be broke, poisoned and facing the hardest choice of his life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780224080262
ISBN-10: 0224080261
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Yellow Jersey Press
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jon Hotten

John Hotten is the author of Unlicensed- Random Notes from Boxing's Underbelly and Muscle- A Writer's Trip Through a Sport With No Boundaries, which was longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. A former editor of Kerrang!, he has written for the Guardian, the Sunday Times, Esquire and Punch.

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