Books by Tim Green

Tim Green played eight seasons for the Atlanta Falcons. Today he is a color commentator for Fox Sports' NFL game coverage, a columnist for USA Today, and a weekly commentator for National Public Radio. A member of the New York State Bar, Green is a gradua


BASEBALL GENIUS by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A bunt at best, but Green's a good enough storyteller to keep readers in the game. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Hooking up with a renowned shortstop-turned-publisher, Green shows that the premise of his Football Genius (2007) plays just as well in another sport. Read full book review >
HOME RUN by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Solid series fare. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Josh struggles at home and at the plate in this fourth installment of the Baseball Great series. Read full book review >
KID OWNER by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A wish-fulfillment fantasy pleasingly complicated by real emotional journeys. (Fiction. 8-14)"
An undersized middle school football player inherits an NFL team. Read full book review >
LOST BOY by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Those who appreciate consistency are the most likely to welcome Green's latest. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Life for Ryder and his mother isn't perfect, but they manage by facing the world together, until a freak accident leaves Ryder alone with a lot of problems. Read full book review >
FIRST TEAM by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"An exciting continuation of Brock's adventures on and off the field. (Fiction. 10-13)"
In this sequel to New Kid (2014), Brock discovers real life isn't all it's cracked up to be.Read full book review >
NEW KID by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Exciting, romantic and thought-provoking, this book scores a home run. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A teenage baseball star struggles not only with game-day stress, but also with the ever-present fear that his world is about to end. Read full book review >
FORCE OUT by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"A slice of life for middle school readers who know that their sport is a microcosm of the larger world. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Two sixth-grade Little Leaguers and best buddies find their friendship tested on and off the diamond. Read full book review >
UNSTOPPABLE by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A predictable, fast-paced sports tale with some unexpected heart. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Harrison has led a hard-knock life up until he's taken in by loving foster parents "Coach" and Jennifer. Read full book review >
PINCH HIT by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2012

"Pure, escapist fluff. (Sports fiction. 10-14) "
Two boys decide to trade places prince-and-pauper style. Read full book review >
DEEP ZONE by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Football fanatic fare. (Sports fiction. 10-14)"
NFL insider Green brings together his two heroes—Ty (Football Hero, 2008) and Troy (Football Champ, 2009)—in this gridiron mystery focused on teen football phenoms. Read full book review >
BEST OF THE BEST by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2011

"Ethics in sports lifts this above the usual sports saga. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Another episode in the life of 12-year-old baseball phenom Josh LeBlanc, introduced in Baseball Great (2009). Read full book review >
THE BIG TIME by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Still, a solid entry in the series. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Football Genius Troy is astonished to see the father he's never met at his coach's house, interrupting their end-of-season victory party. Read full book review >
RIVALS by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Dedicated fans who delight in the details will appreciate the sleuthing, but many will long for more play-by-play time. (Mystery. 11-15)"
Josh, the amazingly gifted baseball player introduced in Baseball Great (2009), finds new intrigue. Read full book review >
FOOTBALL CHAMP by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Still, there's no denying that the former defensive end writes an engaging page-turner that's full of play-by-play action, and this sequel to Football Genius (2008) ends with a whopper of a surprise, most likely signaling another book to come. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Troy White has an uncanny ability to see football patterns, a talent that enables him to correctly predict what plays will be run next. Read full book review >
BASEBALL GREAT by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A cut above the usual baseball novel. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Josh is a hugely talented player who loves baseball and is destined for greatness. Read full book review >
FOOTBALL HERO by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Ty has one, maybe even two, too many obstacles to overcome, and Thane is such a paragon of goodness that it almost defies reality, but these are minor quibbles in a work that is sure to have a great many fans. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Instantly gripping, this fast-paced middle-grade thriller set in the worlds of football and professional gambling, puts its 12-year-old protagonist, Ty Lewis, between a rock and a hard place and then proceeds to squeeze. Read full book review >
FOOTBALL GENIUS by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"This light and fast-paced story will appeal to the tween crowd. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Sixth-grader Troy White is a one-of-a-kind athlete with the ability to predict which plays any football team will run even before the ball is snapped. Read full book review >
AMERICAN OUTRAGE by Tim Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2007

"Mild thrills."
An adopted child's need to know his birth mother puts his father on the trail of treachery and deception practiced by Albanian Mafiosi and a powerful political family in the latest from the author of, most recently, Kingdom Come (2006). Read full book review >
KINGDOM COME by Tim Green
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 12, 2006

"This pot never quite boils."
An ambitious soccer mom drives her husband to murder. Read full book review >
EXACT REVENGE by Tim Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2005

"Green (The First 48, 2004, etc.) craftily attenuates the suspense and works some nice wrinkles into a familiar formula."
After almost 20 years in prison, an innocent man escapes to hunt down the cabal that framed him. Read full book review >
THE FIRST 48 by Tim Green
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 2, 2004

"Suspense 101 from the prolific Green (The Fifth Angel, Feb. 2003, etc.): slight, swift, and moderately involving. Much of its success with readers will rest on affinity for the woebegone duo of Tom and Mike, who could use more dimension."
An offbeat pair of investigators scrambles to find a kidnapped Washington Post reporter, in that proverbial race against the clock. Read full book review >
THE FIFTH ANGEL by Tim Green
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2003

"Green has a great ear for dialogue, writes with admirable economy, and steers clear of grisly elements of plot. But he seems uninterested in the moral dimension; as fast as the story moves, readers will still be ahead of every development."
Slick, by-the-numbers thriller from the author of, among others, The Fourth Primer (2002). Read full book review >
THE FOURTH PRIMER by Tim Green
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A likable character in a standard genre exercise."
The fourth perimeter is composed of Secret Service agents protecting the president, and, here, in the latest from pro-football player-turned-writer/lawyer/commentator Green (The Letter of the Law, 2000, etc.), Kurt Ford intends to breach it. Read full book review >
THE LETTER OF THE LAW by Tim Green
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2000

Trading beautiful, brainy, imperiled lawyer Madison McCall (Double Reverse ,1999, etc.) for beautiful, brainy, imperiled lawyer Casey Jordan isn't enough to rescue Green's fourth legal suspenser from the hang-ups that sank his first three. Read full book review >
DOUBLE REVERSE by Tim Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 24, 1999

"As ever, Green shines in depicting strategies of the playing field while his stereotypical characters have only enough life to generate a plot of mild entertainment value."
Brainy trial lawyer and sports agent Madison McCall (Marauders, 1997, etc.) returns, this time to defend a football player accused in the murder of a Hollywood beauty. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A book that has the elements of an engaging human drama but, clogged as it is with amateur psychologizing, fails to stir. ($50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Slick, self-analytical memoirs of a young man who, at considerable pain to his adoptive parents, is driven to find the mother who gave him up at birth. Read full book review >
MARAUDERS by Tim Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Green does offer a few exciting scenes of football action, but they sink in a dim swamp of gratuitous bloodshed and interracial fury. (Radio satellite tour)"
Stumbling, overplotted female-lawyer-in-peril tale continues the adventures of the beautiful but brainy Madison McCall (Outlaws, 1996), from former Atlanta Falcons footballer Green. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 29, 1996

"Green the football raconteur is tempted to bite the hand that fed him—but Green the television sports commentator doesn't seem to want to draw blood. (Author tour; TV satellite tour)"
Ex-jock and TV commentator and novelist (Titans, 1994, etc.) Read full book review >
OUTLAWS by Tim Green
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 31, 1996

"In place of an alluring central character, there's a sadistic cipher; and instead of an agile plot, a compensatory tangle of awkward subplots. (First printing of 100,000; $100,000 ad/promo; author satellite tour)"
Former Atlanta Falcons player Green, now a TV color analyst, has taken a stab at football-themed thrillers twice before (Titans, 1994, etc.), with tepid results; this time, he tosses a killing-machine CIA operative into the less-than-gripping mix. Read full book review >
TITANS by Tim Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A poor effort with yawn-inducing results."
Former pro-football player Green (Ruffians, 1993) fumbles his way through a second attempt at a suspense novel. Read full book review >
RUFFIANS by Tim Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 1993

"Dime-novel characters, gloppy dialogue, and sex-by-the-numbers make for a drab outing—zero yards gained, zero points scored."
Pro player Green, an Atlanta Falcons defensive stalwart, fades back to take a pass at writing a football novel and is sacked. Read full book review >