The Lost Dream
The Story of Mike Danton, David Frost, and A Broken Canadian FamilyPaperback - 2012
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?