2016 Best Sports BookThe Boston Globe

A thrilling mystery.
Leave it to Sonny Liston to emerge as its larger-than-life anti-hero.”

Nick Pileggi
author of Wiseguy and Casino

“Investigative reporting
at its finest.

Nigel Collins
former The Ring magazine editor, International Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee

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As tough and pounding
as its subject.”

Robert Lipsyte
author of The Contender and An Accidental Sportswriter

“Assael’s journey into the seedy underworld of Las Vegas’ past is worth the ride.
Publishers Weekly

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Shaun Assael is a member of ESPN’s Investigations unit, a senior writer with ESPN Magazine, and a reporter with the show Outside the Lines. more »

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