"In a world devoid of hockey fiction, Valerie Wood's story fills the void nicely with an interesting story on the toughest and most interesting athletes in the world..."
~ John Buccigross, ESPN
"This book may be fiction but the story is amazing...the hockey jargon is perfect and the author’s knowledge of the sport is both impressive and appreciated by this reviewer. You don’t have to be a big hockey fan to appreciate this book. You don’t even have to be a sports fan--you just have to want to read a compelling story that takes you on a journey..."
-- Russ Cohen, FoxSports
Cole Bowman is the enforcer for the pro hockey team, the Rockets. He punishes infractions against his team, and protects the stars. Home fans love him; the opposition hates him.
Fighting takes its toll on players, and Cole is no exception. Personal and professional issues arise as the new season unfolds. Cole is caught between what he wants to do--and what he feels obligated to do--to help his team. Troubled by the fan and media attention, he makes decisions which have the potential to harm himself in order to cope with the job. Stung by his father's scorn (he's not a finesse player), he pushes to succeed in hockey. Head coach Al Farrell is constantly on his back to fight. Sooner or later, something's got to give.
Definitely a now book for hockey fans--whether you condone or condemn fighting. Enforcer is a contemporary tale about the lifestyle of one of hockey’s bad boys and the impact – and toll – his role takes on his psyche. Readers will be drawn into the rough and tumble world of Cole Bowman, the Enforcer . . .
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You'll Never View Hockey the Same Way Again.