A Life Intercepted

A Novel
By Charles Martin (Hardcover Book, 2014)
From New York Times bestselling author Charles Martin, when a man wins everything only to lose it, he recognizes the love of his life is the only thing worth having.

Twelve years ago Matthew "The Rocket" Rising had it all. Married to his high school sweetheart and graduating as one of the winningest quarterbacks in the history of college football, he was selected as the #1 pick in the NFL. But on the night of the draft, after reaching the pinnacle of success, he plummeted. Accused of a crime with irrefutable evidence, he lost everything--his career, his reputation, his freedom, and the love of his life.
Having served his sentence and never played a down of professional football, he walks out of prison with one goal--to win back his wife, Audrey, whom no one has seen since the trial. He returns to an unwelcoming reception from his hometown only to discover that Audrey has taken shelter from the media and the outside world at a convent. As chance would have it, there she has found a young man with the ability to have the football career Matthew should have had. All he needs is the right coach. Though helping the boy means Matthew violates the conditions of his release and, if discovered, will be forced to return to prison for the rest of his life, he's willing to take this singular chance to prove his innocence and win back Audrey's love.
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $26.00 US/$29.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781455554669

    • On Sale Date: 09/02/2014

    • Publisher: Center Street

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book, Audiobook

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From New York Times bestselling author Charles Martin, when a man wins everything only to lose it, he recognizes the love of his life is the only thing worth having.

Twelve years ago Matthew "The Rocket" Rising had it all. Married to his high school sweetheart and graduating as one of the winningest quarterbacks in the history of college football, he was selected as the #1 pick in the NFL. But on the night of the draft, after reaching the pinnacle of success, he plummeted. Accused of a crime with irrefutable evidence, he lost everything--his career, his reputation, his freedom, and the love of his life.
Having served his sentence and never played a down of professional football, he walks out of prison with one goal--to win back his wife, Audrey, whom no one has seen since the trial. He returns to an unwelcoming reception from his hometown only to discover that Audrey has taken shelter from the media and the outside world at a convent. As chance would have it, there she has found a young man with the ability to have the football career Matthew should have had. All he needs is the right coach. Though helping the boy means Matthew violates the conditions of his release and, if discovered, will be forced to return to prison for the rest of his life, he's willing to take this singular chance to prove his innocence and win back Audrey's love.

Charles Martin is a New York Times bestselling author of nine previous novels, including his most recent book Unwritten. His work has been translated into seventeen languages. When not writing, his hobbies include bow hunting, working out (a blend of old school stuff and martial arts, called Fight Fit), and Tae Kwon Do, in which he currently has a black belt, though he notes he is "the least flexible person you've ever met." He lives with his wife, Christy, and their three sons in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • "Martin's story charges headlong into the sentimental territory-and best-seller terrain-of The Notebook, which doubtless will mean major studio screen treatment." (Kirkus (starred review) on Unwritten).

  • "A spellbinding novel...Charles Martin took the threads of his storyline and wrapped them around my heart. His unforgettable characters captivate as they confront their hidden pasts and build upon their futures with faith, friendship, and grace."  (Elin Hilderbrand, author of Beautiful Day on Unwritten).

  • "Charles Martin's latest novel brings to mind the storytelling traditions of Nicholas Sparks and John Grisham. UNWRITTEN is a novel for the heart but it's also one of adventure....UNWRITTEN is a page turner and has all the ingredients to become a box office smash." (Michael Morris, author of Man in the Blue Moon on Unwritten).

  • "I found Unwritten one of those strangely beautiful, exotically original novels whose substance dawns slowly to the reader's consciousness like a glorious sunrise.  Do not start this book unless you have time to savor, reflect, and renew.  Do, if you have space to fit a memorable reading experience into your life." (Leila Meacham, author of Tumbleweeds on Unwritten).

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A Life Intercepted
  • Publisher: Center Street
  • Price: $26.00 US/$29.00 CAN
  • Pages: 336
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • ISBN-13: 9781455554669
  • On Sale Date: 09/02/2014
A Life Intercepted