Jack Dryden is employed by a consortium of investors and Dr Serafin to maximise their return on a natural athlete. Unfortunately the athlete in question has links to Nazi Germany and cruel and unusual training methods may have been used on her. Should Dryden intervene?
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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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Book Description Littlehampton Book Services Ltd. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0304298484I3N00
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Book Description Littlehampton Book Services Ltd. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0304298484 Un-clipped dust jacket. Book is in good condition. Fingermarks present. Page discolouration present. Slight creasing present. Cover has some wear. Plastic cover present. Bookseller Inventory # B0086740
Book Description Cassell, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Second impression. Book has a slight lean with little wear to boards. Content is clean with slight toning. Good DJ with light toning and some staining to inside edges. Bookseller Inventory # 9999-9995162204
Book Description Cassell, Great Britain, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Second Impression. 377 pages. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Thrillers; ISBN: 0304298484. ISBN/EAN: 9780304298488. Inventory No: 07110440. The photo of this book is of the actual book for sale. Bookseller Inventory # 07110440
Book Description Cassell, London, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition. 377 pp. Full bound in olive paper. DJ in Brodart protective cover has modest edge and corner wear. Thus, F/NF+. Fine (F) is our highest grade. Story of the mental and physiological manipulation of a 19 year old girl in order to turn her into an Olympic winner. Lovesey's first book using the Lear pseudonym. (9802). Bookseller Inventory # 9802
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Book Description Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. Flat SIGNED, both as Peter Lovesey and Peter Lear, on the title page. The volume has a wrinkle, eminating from the spine, on both the half title and title pages (binding glitch). The unclipped dust jacket is chipped on the top front corner and is lightly wrinkled on the spine ends. The jacket is now protected in mylar. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 11081906
Book Description Cassell, London, 1977. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Signed by the author as both Peter Lear and Peter Lovesey. Very scarce thriller about a beautiful blonde powerhouse bred during the Nazi-era to take the Olympics by storm, and the machinations of a consortium of business interests in order to help her win. Basis for the 1979 film starring Susan Anton in her film debut. Bookseller Inventory # 285743