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The Champion Maker
     

The Champion Maker

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by Kevin Joseph
 

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In an unprecedented quest for Olympic gold in both the 100 and 1500 meters, a troubled track coach and his young protege uncover a shocking conspiracy. With its blend of cutting-edge science, legal intrigue and conspiracy elements, this timely thriller will delight fans of suspense and sports fiction alike.

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In an unprecedented quest for Olympic gold in both the 100 and 1500 meters, a troubled track coach and his young protege uncover a shocking conspiracy. With its blend of cutting-edge science, legal intrigue and conspiracy elements, this timely thriller will delight fans of suspense and sports fiction alike.

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ISBN-13:
9781411668799
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
01/17/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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The Champion Maker 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author artistically incorporates continuous action and suspense into this novel, all while centering the story around running and various topics of science. As well, the book moves the reader along at a pace of a 5-minute mile, while stimulating the reader intellectually. The author uses accurate references to the DC area, much the way Dan Brown references the Vatican, with a similar plot intensity. Very good read, laced with thinking person's humor and modern day allusions. Highly recommended to those with an interest in running, law, or Big Brother. Reader is left craving a sequel. Mr. Joseph, will you oblige?
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿The Champion Maker¿ is a strong first effort by new author Kevin Joseph. The book describes the plight of Nick Vance and his protégé ¿Bulllet¿ Gardner as they grapple with the origin of ¿Bullet¿¿s incredible speed and endurance. I would characterize the book as a thriller that deals with both competitive track and the science and social implications of genetic engineering. The book is thought-provoking, entertaining and will likely appeal to a wide audience. As a scientist, I was particularly refreshed by the book¿s accuracy with regard to scientific content. The story has a good pace, well-developed characters and an element of humor. I found the mix of humor and action reminded me of Nelson Demille¿s style. The novel was engrossing and managed to deliver a satisfying ending unlike many other thrillers I¿ve read. Furthermore, the story line was not ridiculously far-fetched, nor was it riddled with holes and inconsistencies as I have seen in many books of this type. On the whole, it was a very enjoyable read leaving me looking forward to future offerings from this author.