Previously in the fact-based novel, we have met ...
Jake Powell: A Cascade Fishermen linebacker and also the chair of
the Campus Coalition Against the War.
Kit Dunleavy: Jake's girlfriend and a student journalist for the school newspaper.
Alex Tolliver: The Fishermen's Bible-toting
and -quoting star linebacker.
Winslow: The Fishermen's sophomore quarterback, took over when the senior star was injured in the opening game.
Timmy Hilton: The Fishermen's star running
The hot-headed chair of the radical Students for a Democratic Society's state chapter.
Larry Benson: A former World War II pilot
and the Fishermen's head coach.
Hassler: Cascade University's beleaguered president.
During game week, Jake has assured both Benson and Hassler that he will attempt to exercise whatever
influence he has over the disparate activist wings on campus to ensure that no protests connected to the game go too far.
The excerpt below is most of Chapter 20 and all of Chapter 21.