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Publisher Description

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Seeing Red delivers a gripping story of obsession and its deadly consequences—where nobody’s playing by the rules.

After five long years in federal prison, Griff Burkett is a free man. But the disgraced quarterback can never return to life as he knew it before he was caught cheating. In a place where football is practically a religion, Griff committed a cardinal sin, and no one is forgiving.

Foster Speakman, owner and CEO of SunSouth Airlines, and his wife, Laura, are a golden couple. Successful and wealthy, they lived a charmed life before fate cruelly intervened and denied them the one thing they wanted most—a child. It’s said that money can’t buy everything. But it can buy a disgraced football player fresh out of prison and out of prospects.

The job Griff agrees to do for the Speakmans demands secrecy. But he soon finds himself once again in the spotlight of suspicion. An unsolved murder comes back to haunt him in the form of his nemesis, Stanley Rodarte, who has made Griff's destruction his life’s mission. While safeguarding his new enterprise, Griff must also protect those around him, especially Laura Speakman, from Rodarte’s ruthlessness. Griff stands to gain the highest payoff he could ever imagine, but cashing in on it will require him to forfeit his only chance for redemption...and love.

Griff is now playing a high-stakes game, and at the final whistle, one player will be dead.

Play Dirty is a wild ride, with hairpin turns all along the way. The clock is ticking down on a fallen football star, who lost everything because of the way he played the game. Now his future—his life—hinges on one last play.

Mysteries & Thrillers
August 14
Simon & Schuster

Customer Reviews

Books27 ,

Another winner by Sandra Brown!

Sandra Brown never ceases to deliver a good story. This one is no exception. I love how she is able to combine mystery, suspense, and romance so seamlessly. All my favorite genres in one book! The characters are well-developed and come across as real. There are enough plot twists to keep the reader guessing till the end, and I appreciate the epilogue the finishes out the story in a satisfying way.

Kpe12 ,


Loved this book. As a matter of fact, love all her books. Could hardly put it down. Interesting characters and very exciting read.

N Gee ,

Great book

Great book that was interesting from the beginning. Can highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a thriller without going into too much bloody detail.

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