Today’s Free Kindle eBook: Goldengirl
What happens when obsession takes over? Owner of the Dryden Merchandising Empire, Jack Dryden, is invited to a weekend at a tennis ranch, owned by one of his clients, Dick Armitage. Figuring the chance of meeting another star tennis player in need of an agent, Dryden clears his calendar.Instead, he meets Goldengirl. A track runner. Daughter of Armitage’s physiologist. Not what he was expecting at all. Neither was he prepared for what was to come. Adopted by Dr. Serafin and his wife at the age of three, Goldengirl was home-schooled and virtually segregated from children of her own age group.Conditioned from an early age, and trained to within an inch of her life, Goldengirl’s focus is on one thing and one thing only: winning at the next Olympic games in Moscow. Unknown as an athlete, Goldengirl sets out to shock the world. Following incredibly intense training, she tries out for the Olympics. Dryden, initially sceptical, is finally convinced that Goldengirl does have the potential to deliver. Working against the Olympic games policy, Dryden agrees to act as Goldengirl’s agent, drumming up potential interest ahead of the games. But Dryden is no fool. Convinced there’s a catch, and uncertain about the reasoning behind the other committee members’ interest, Dryden goes in search of the truth. Surely there is more to Goldengirl’s story than meets the eye?The Olympic games are fast approaching. Dryden needs to ensure his reputation is not put on the line, or eliminated altogether, on the back of a risk he takes… Goldengirl is a tragic and intense thriller about loyalty and obsession. Praise for Peter Lovesey ‘Everything a fan of classic detection could want’ – Booklist‘Surpassing ingenuity’ – Kirkus reviews‘Superb ‘ – Publishers Weekly Peter Lovesey was born in 1936, in Middlesex. Author of numerous crime novels, began his career in crime writing rather early, with the writing of an essay. Educated at a Grammar school, followed by Reading University, Lovesey joined the National Service. Author of novels and short stories, he has won numerous awards, including the Cartier Diamond Dagger award. Other novels include Wobble to Death (1970; part of the Sergeant Cribb series), The Last Detective (1991; part of the Peter Diamond series), and Spidergirl (1980; written under the pen name, Peter Lear).
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