Neil Isaacs is Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Maryland College Park and a retired therapist. Besides two prior novels, his books include clinical studies (pathological gambling, couples counseling), sports history and analysis, cultural studies, and literary studies (from Old English Poetry to contemporary fiction). Other publications include sections of books, newspaper columns, and contributions to learned journals, mass-market magazines, and obscure quarterlies. Tennis player, puzzle worker, poker player, proud grandfather of eleven, he lives with his wife Ellen in Colesville MD.
The story of William T. Doakes is told from the point of view of his friend and confidant, Mark Simons, a videographer who has followed the Doaker through his transition from athlete to reporter. As the drama unfolds, Simons unwittingly becomes the chronicler of the events that haunt the Doaker in a final quest for justice. It is a pursuit which gets trampled by an industry whose need for celebrity competitors violates his sense of self.
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The Doaker's Story / The Great Molinas
“No writer could possibly have invented Jack Molinas, but Neil Isaacs has re-invented him with skill, courage, and an artfully sustained intensity.”
author of The Steagle
“Jack Molinas was brilliant, ambitious, the best basketball player in the country, and totally corrupt. This is a fascinating, cautionary
Tony Kornheiser, Co-host
ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption”