The Lost Dream

The Lost Dream

The Story of Mike Danton, David Frost, and A Broken Canadian Family

Book - 2012
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Mike Jefferson grew up like a lot of Canadian kids, obsessed with hockey and consumed with making it to the NHL. His father, Steve, and his family were determined to do anything and everything to make their son's dreams come true. So how did this promising young man's hockey career turn into a harrowing real-life crime story played out in sensational news reports?

Coach and agent David Frost fast-tracked Jefferson's route to the NHL, but at a staggering cost to almost everyone involved. Along the way, the affable young man turned against his parents, changed his name to Danton, and descended into a spiral of paranoia and violence that finally cut short the career he had sacrificed everything for when he was arrested for conspiracy to commit murder.

In this fast-paced and gripping story, veteran hockey journalist Steve Simmons digs beneath the surface to answer questions that have left Canadians shocked and fascinated. How did Frost get such a grip on Danton and his family? How did his parents allow this to happen? What exactly was Danton's relationship with Frost? And whom did Danton hire a hitman to kill--his father or his agent?

Publisher: Toronto : Penguin, 2012, c2011.
ISBN: 9780143178309
014317830X
Branch Call Number: 796.962092
Characteristics: x, 260 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm

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Dec 09, 2011

This is a profoundly disturbing but true book written by a great sportswriter...should be recommended reading for parents of teenage hockey players.

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