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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 Ballantine Books, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1979. Paper Back. Condition: As New. As new unread vintage paperback, from amazing buy of a literature professor, LIKE NEW UNREAD. These books condition are amazing, many still have spray powder on the covers from the printers. Book. Seller Inventory # CV758FI
Book Description Ballantine Books, 1979. Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP94500464