Jack Dryden is employed by a consortium of investors to maximise their return on a natural athlete, Goldine Serafin. At first his job seems too good to be true, but the more he finds out about the cruel and unusual training methods employed and about Goldine, the more worried he gets.
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Peter Lovesey, author of five previous Peter Diamond mysteries, has been awarded the British Crime Writers Association Gold, Silver, and Diamond Daggers, as well as many U.S. honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.
In 1977, long before he earned his Cartier Diamond Dagger award, Lovesey wrote a book about an Olympic track star and the use of growth-stimulating drugs. Given Lovesey's current popularity, Goldengirl has just been re-released, and it's certainly worth a read, especially for Lovesey fans. Orphan Goldine Serafin was adopted at the age of three. Her adoptive father, a brilliant physiologist who immediately saw the child's physical potential, started her on a rigorous training course to prove his theory that humans can become "super beings"--a theory that others in his field scoff at. Serafin figures the best publicity he can get for his work is to make Goldine into a prime physical specimen who can perform the unheard-of feat of winning three gold medals at the Olympics. Enter sports promoter Jack Dryden, who senses that Goldine's victory could spell disaster for everyone involved. An intriguing plot premise that presages some of the problems today's Olympic athletes face, along with Lovesey's crisp, engaging writing style and a cast of oddball characters, makes this an entertaining read. Emily Melton
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Descrizione libro Severn House Publishers, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0727858351