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Hockey Karma

by Howard Shapiro


The highly anticipated sequel to the award winning “The Hockey Saint” taking place ten years after “Saint” ends.  The legendary Jeremiah “Jake” Jacobson, now thirty two, has been the world’s best hockey player over his fourteen year career because of his out of this world talent level and his smart play.  But he can’t stay on top forever, and when he starts making mistakes on the ice, his career and family life start to crumble.

At the same time, Tom Leonard, his agent and best friend, is completely overwhelmed by a project that he and Jake were supposed to be working on together.  A project that could have a huge impact on people throughout their city in need of a helping hand.  As Jake sinks deeper into a funk over his lost status due to his deteriorating play and the emergence of teammate and rookie phenom Barclay Pedersen, Tom realizes he’s on his own.  At the same time he rediscovers someone from his past who he never thought he’d see again.  In that burgeoning relationship, Tom discovers the importance of taking chances and starts to believe in himself.

Can Jake break out of his downward spiral and Tom finally find the courage to step out of Jake’s shadow?


Advanced Praise For “Hockey Karma”

More than just a hockey story, “Hockey Karma” touches on themes that everyone deals with such as finding your voice, aging gracefully and maintaining personal relationships.  The characters are all relatable and don’t talk at the reader, they talk to the reader.  A fitting conclusion to the “Forever Friends Trilogy.”
Bill Clement, 2-Time Stanley Cup Champion, Broadcaster, Author of “Everyday Leadership”

Howard’s done it again… another great book.  We can all empathize with Jeremiah – wanting to stay on top as long as we can.  And we’re also a lot like Tom – needing to take risks to realize our full potential
Christine Lisi, ESPN Radio Anchor and lifelong NHL fan

In Hockey Karma, Jeremiah Jacobson would seem to be spiraling downwards, fast as he is facing the end of his career and dealing with a drug problem brought on by a hockey injury.   But darkness doesn’t engulf him, because he has hope—to play again, to heal, and to succeed in an urban renewal project which will revitalize the city where Jake’s Blades play.  His reward?  Hockey Karma that leads to renewal and triumph, both on and off the ice.
Brian Kennedy, author of Facing Wayne Gretzky.

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