Hey, It’s Better Than Tom Clancy’s Oeuvre.

Oh Jesus, good Lord, no. Like there wasn’t enough suck surrounding this Broncos season. Now the only good, reliable thing about it, namely kicker Jason Elam, has to go and fuck the rest of it up. Now it’s spreading around the eBays that Elam has written a book with his pastor called “Monday Night Jihad” about a former special ops guy who’s now playing in the NFL (linebacker) and has to fight terrorists during a football game. Embarrassing flap summaries are at Amazon:

A story that combines all the action of a first-rate spy thriller with the intrigue of professional sports.

After a tour of duty in Afghanistan, Riley Covington is living his dream as a professional linebacker when he comes face-to-face with a radical terrorist group on his own home turf. Drawn into the nightmare around him, Riley returns to his former life as a member of a special ops team that crosses oceans in an attempt to stop the source of the escalating attacks.

But time is running out, and it soon becomes apparent that the terrorists are on the verge of achieving their goalto strike at the very heart of America.

The Rocky Mountain News apparently profiled this book and Elam a while back, and has an excerpt at the end of the article. If they’re going to strike during the next Broncos game on Monday night, I have no particular problem with this, so long as they let everyone clear out of the Diaphragm first and then take out the current edition of the team first.

And like the title says: I only read the excerpt attached (kind of like “The Last Boy Scout” on steroids, isn’t it?) and I can safely say it surpasses the majority of Tom Clancy novels, which means America ought to eat it up. Sigh…

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3 Responses

  1. There are about 1,000 best parts of this. My favorite is actually the name of the main character. “Riley Covington.” It’s like an action hero from a Simpsons spoof, or something a 13 year old would make up. That’s rich.

  2. Hey S2N,

    If you read ‘Sum of all Fears’ you would know that the terrorists already hit Denver…at the Super Bowl in their new domed stadium.

    One of my top 5 books, and the mockery of the movie version featuring Ben Affleck portrays the terrorists as being from the IRA and nothing close to the way the book is.

    I mean, really, it was the worst adaptation of any book every made. How the hell do the terrorists go from being from the Middle East to the Irish. Just another subversion from real life and political correctness run amok.

    That being said, I will definately try out Elam’s book…America needs more pro-America books/movies.

  3. Dummy – that’s one I skipped both on film and in novel form. Clancy was okay to me until Debt of Honor, which quite possibly featured some of the most awful dialogue and caricatures of the Japanese I’ve had the privilege of reading.

    I suspect you and I will disagree on this.

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