Cincinnati Cougars' Billy Parks was All-Pro ... and missing. Harry Stoner's job was to find him and get him into shape for the season. But Billy's photo told Stoner he didn't like the man ... or the shape he was in. The eye revealed a killer mentality-a player who crushed, mangled, and sacked with pleasure. Billy's disappearing act might be part of a contract dispute or something far more deadly. For Stoner suspected that Billy had become a mean machine who went on scoring in a sordid world of drugs and violence, where death hit with a blind-side tackle ... and life lasted only until the final cut.