The Total Zone

The Total Zone

by Martina Navratilova, Liz Nickles
     
 

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When former tennis star, now trainer extraordinaire, Jordan Myles discovers that teen tennis phenom Audrey Armat has checked into her exclusive sports rehab center to treat a suspicious injury and a bad case of burnout, she's drawn into a web of deception and intrigue that almost costs Jordan her career - and her life. Audrey disappears from Jordan's care, only to

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When former tennis star, now trainer extraordinaire, Jordan Myles discovers that teen tennis phenom Audrey Armat has checked into her exclusive sports rehab center to treat a suspicious injury and a bad case of burnout, she's drawn into a web of deception and intrigue that almost costs Jordan her career - and her life. Audrey disappears from Jordan's care, only to resurface at Wimbledon in a most unexpected way. When the murder comes to the pro circuit, few are free from suspicion in this explosive tale of celebrity, manipulation, and abuse at the highest levels professional sports.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Not content with having delivered her own outspoken memoir, the tennis ace now ventures into the mystery field, with novelist Nickles's help. It's a workmanlike story, involving the mysterious disappearance of a teenage tennis whiz, the strange behavior of her horribly pushy parents and the efforts of heroine Jordan Myles, tennis veteran turned physical therapist, to find her. But the key element is the authenticity of the tennis background, shifting from Forest Hills to Wimbledon, with excursions to a racquet expert in Florida, a sports physique center in California and Madison Square Garden. Navratilova offers absorbing asides on life on the tennis circuit, the customizing of racquets and the game's sometimes weird ``groupies.'' She even gets to create a perfect image of herself as a cool Russian-born dynamo called Mariska Storrs, who repels a stream of young challengers to her crown. Tennis buffs will lap it up, but mystery aficionados may feel that Myles, despite her pluck and her adorable dog (named after the legendary Alice Marble), is not sufficiently colorful or perceptive to become a competitive series sleuth. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345388674
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/31/1995
Series:
Jordan Myles Mysteries Series
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
4.15(w) x 6.89(h) x 0.98(d)

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