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Billion Dollar Bracket
Billion Dollar Bracket

Billion Dollar Bracket


180 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (CA $20.95) (US $15.95)

Publication Date: December 2020

ISBN 9781945448898

Rights: WOR

Boutique of Quality Books (Dec 2020)
BQB Publishing

Price: $15.95


March Madness, The Final Four, love of college sports, and human greed are tied together into this suspenseful, action packed novel

Many lives collide in this quest to win a billion dollars for picking all the winners in the annual National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament. Some are looking for riches, others for simple survival and personal redemption.Mathematician Sinclair Dane sponsors the contest, seeking money for a safety net for her troubled mother. She does not have a billion dollars to pay a winner. Risking her reputation and possible legal charges for fraud, she pins her hopes on the astronomical odds against anyone picking all the winners.Math professor Lewis Cusac uses the basketball contest to teach remedial math to college students, two of whom are playing in the tournament. He enters the contest and finds himself having selected all the winners with only three games remaining. He also gets a call from the NCAA investigators for suspicion of trying to fix the outcomes of games.Add to the mix a retired casino operator, a group of twenty-something social media wizards, and professional basketball's next megastar.As the contest goes global, the story races to an ending that will surprise the reader.


"Bridges scores a three-pointer (and it's all net) in this intriguing look at college basketball and March Madness. Whether one is a sports fan or not, this one is a fascinating ad fun read." The US Review of Books

Author Biography

Drew Bridges is a retired psychiatrist who has restored himself to his default identity of "English major." His restoration included operating a bookstore for seven years in the town of Wake Forest, North Carolina, where he lives with his wife Lauren, a psychotherapist. In Billion Dollar Bracket, he draws upon two lifelong passions, the world of college sports and the study of human psychology to create a story filled with suspense and controversy. His previous novel, Family in the Mirror, was selected as a finalist in the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.