|About the Book|
Just thirteen months before the opening match of the 2014 World Cup, Brazil has beendeclared fi nancially bankrupt and has no alternative other than to withdraw from hostingthe tournament.Faced with this unprecedented emergency, the thoroughly ineptMoreJust thirteen months before the opening match of the 2014 World Cup, Brazil has beendeclared fi nancially bankrupt and has no alternative other than to withdraw from hostingthe tournament.Faced with this unprecedented emergency, the thoroughly inept yet ruthlessly tyrannicalPresident of the Global Confederation de Football, Horst Gasch, and his obtuse sidekick,Senior Vice President, Serge Le Planque, must fi nd another host nation… and fast. Both arezealous Anglophobes and are desperate to maintain their strategy of staging the tournamentanywhere in the world . . . except England.Meanwhile, due the death of the local MP in extremely sordid circumstances, Alan “Boots”Boothroyd, football fanatic and manager of Sunday league team, overcomes a personal crisisby deciding to run for Parliament. After becoming sensationally elected, Boots stumblesacross the debaucherous nocturnal pursuits of the country’s senior politicians. Armed withinformation that could bring down the government, Boots ingeniously maneuvers himselfinto an extraordinary position within the dark, sinister corridors of Westminster.On the fi eld, the English football team is in total disarray. Coached by a hapless managerand deprived of key players by the Premier League manager’s policy of “club beforecountry,” the national team has suffered defeat after defeat in the matches leading up tothe World Cup.When the tournament fi nally begins, Horst Gasch and the hierarchy of the Global Confederationde Football deviously conspire to engineer a humiliating exit for England.In response, Boots decides to fi ght back and do whatever it takes for England in her questfor a “Second Star” above the Three Lions Crest.