The Lost Dream: The Story Of Mike Danton David Frost And A Broken Canadian Family by Steve SimmonsThe Lost Dream: The Story Of Mike Danton David Frost And A Broken Canadian Family by Steve Simmons

The Lost Dream: The Story Of Mike Danton David Frost And A Broken Canadian Family

bySteve Simmons

Paperback | November 6, 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?

  STEVE SIMMONS is one of Canada’s best known and most provocative sports columnists. His column appears regularly in the Toronto Sun and other Sun Media and QMI publications. His signature Sunday notes column has been called “the most read page in Canadian journalism.” Author of the bestselling Lanny and contributor to ...
Title:The Lost Dream: The Story Of Mike Danton David Frost And A Broken Canadian FamilyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.24 × 5.2 × 0.79 inPublished:November 6, 2012Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:014317830X

ISBN - 13:9780143178309


Rated 4 out of 5 by from very good a very good book with lots of info and different peoples story of how it effected each of them differently. it does get a little repetitive at times but still really good
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read Unable to stop reading. An unbelieveable story of betrayal, brainwashing, menace, lying. David Frost should be hung at the closest tree, or at least thrown in jail the door never to open. The evil destruction he has cut has destroyed more people than even the author knows about. Oh, don't forget the grusome sex served up as he forced young players and their girlfriends to participate in what can only be described as sodom. The author did a fantastic job!
Date published: 2012-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW Couldn't put it down!! All kind of emotions while reading this book. Sad to see someone so brainwashed, and still to this day. Heartbreak for the family. Well David Frost, sociopath, sick, twisted, manipulative and well just plain disgusting as a human being. This man should be put away and throw away the key!!!!!
Date published: 2011-10-28

Editorial Reviews

“Riveting, stunning…. A powerful cautionary tale.” - Roy MacGregor, The Globe and Mail“A guaranteed page-turner.” - Leader-Post (Regina)“Chilling.” - Maclean’s“A very well researched and disturbing read from cover to cover.” - (A Best in Books 2011 selection“Profoundly disturbing…. The Lost Dream … [is] a cautionary tale for parents obsessed with making their boys hockey stars, and a serious indictment of hockey culture in general.” - NOW Magazine