"The Perfect Season" is the fictional story of a high school football team that seeks and finds excellence amid the turmoil of growing up, led by a dynamic and controversial coach with a questionable past. It is based on the 1954 season of the Churchland High School Truckers, located in the suburbs of Portsmouth, Virginia. During that season, the Truckers were unbeaten, untied, and unscored upon, a feat seldom repeated.
Robert C. Powers is a destroyer captain who served with the Navy in Vietnam during the years of riverine warfare in the Mekong Delta. He holds a Ph.D. in world politics. This is his seventh novel, a sequel to the action-packed novels Quester, The Mud Fox, and Black Dragon. Other novels by Powers include The Wara War, a tale of the supernatural and Old House on an Island, a romantic adventure set during World War II. Powers has traveled extensively around the world and brings his experiences into vivid focus in his exciting, well-researched novels.