They Stole the Packers! Film at Six!

Rookie reporter Terry Lawton joins Channel 3 fresh out of college and immediately plunges into the fast-paced world of old-fashioned news reporting. As he dashes around Green Bay and neighboring towns, sometimes at neck-breaking speed for his next scoop, he soon catches wind of a rumor that could shake Green Bay to its very foundations — The Packers, the town’s storied football team, could be sold.

The Packers have won five championships in seven years, earning Green Bay the nickname “Titletown,” but whispers suggest a sale is around the corner even though there are structures in place to prevent it. Terry’s new focus is to investigate these rumors and find out if Green Bay could lose the only thing that gives it relevance.

Jeremy Robertsen’s They Stole the Packers! Film at Six! is a historical fiction that delves into the worlds of professional football and journalism. Robertsen crafts an intriguing story rife with details that would undoubtedly entertain football fans. But he also simultaneously thrusts readers into the reality of journalism in the 70s before the advent of advanced reporting equipment and social media.

While the thrill of reading about reporters racing to capture their next story is definitely something to look forward to in Robertsen’s book, you also have the timeless lessons on journalism ethics and due process that pop up all through the story. They are a refreshing reminder of the rigors of ethical news reporting and the standards that ensure journalism can play its role in preserving and presenting the truth.

Far from being a drab refresher on journalism and football fandom, Robertsen’s work applies witty dialogue, intriguing characters, and the occasional humor to entertain readers while weaving a compelling plot. The writing is tight and free-flowing, and Robertsen clearly excels at creating an immersive reading experience with well-placed imagery.

They Stole the Packers is a captivating work of historical and political fiction. With humor and well-developed characters, readers will be drawn into the story even if they are not into football because this novel is much more than another sports story.

Pages: 215 | ASIN : B0B94VNNLX

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