Roy Race watched Mel Park, the home ground of his beloved Melchester Rovers, burn to the ground.
The club is in serious trouble off the pitch. But when it comes to football, somehow they're holding it together.
It's nothing short of a miracle, given that Roy - the greatest Rovers player in a generation - was sold by cash-strapped Melchester, to their greatest rivals: Tynecaster.
Roy needs to find a way back to Rovers, and fast - or there won't be a club left to return to...
Tom Palmer is originally from Leeds and credits articles about football with getting him into reading as a child. He draws on this experience in his top-selling sports fiction for children, including the series Football Academy and Foul Play. Tom has a background in reader development and today travels all over the UK with his immensely popularMore about Tom Palmer