This fills a gap in the fiction of athletics... Once a member of a professional hockey team, Marty Burk was sure he had made it, but poor playing landed him right him right back in college with a vow never to return to the rink. His second chance comes when during inter-session, he accepts an offer to pinch hit in a major league and remains as a full-time player, out to vindicate his old reputation. His comeback is tainted with foul play however and a shameful total of 68 minutes spent in the penalty box. Seriously injuring another player, Marty is forced to re-examine his game and in a last effort to redeem himself he plays a game of exhausting defensive hockey, presumably the cleanest kind of all. The story is based on an understanding of hockey and for that purpose the author offers a complete explanation at the beginning. Lots of whamming action -- but obviously not exactly elevating fare.