At six foot two, blonde hair, blue eyes, she was a marketing man's dream. Jack Dryden was that man. Employed by a consortium of investors and the mysterious Dr Serafin to maximise their return on investment in this natural athlete, he plans to make them at least twenty million when Goldine Serafin emerges from the secrecy of her training camp to win three gold medals at the Moscow Olympics. At first sight his job seems too good to be true, but the more he finds out, the more worried he becomes - about the cruel and unusual training methods employed, about Goldine, and about a history that goes back to the Nazi Germany of the 1930s, and preparations for the 1936 Olympic Games. Just what kind of experiment is Dr Serafin conducting, should Dryden intervene...or can he?
Peter Lovesey is the winner of the 2000 Cartier Diamond Dagger Award by the Crime Writers Association, and the author of many bestselling crime novels.