Track world under microscope...British sprinter tested
positive for designer steroid undetectable until
recently...Name of U.S. runner arises amid steriod
scandal...Biggest steroid bust in sports history...100
athletes could be called to testify...White House drug
czar's office interested...NFL says it will retest for
designer steroids...Senate weighs action...Dozens of top
Olympic and professional athletes to testify before a
federal grand jury...
Were these recent newspaper headlines written before or
after these journalists read Dr. James Chlovechok's new
novel "Game Face"?
What if you were offered a pill that promised to solve all
of your problems? It would make you better at what you do.
At everything you do. It isn't illegal, and no one would
know. Would you take it?
And what happens if people you know start dropping dead?
You don't know if that pill is responsible, or if those
people were even taking it! You only know that if you stop
taking that pill, you will lose everything. This is the
errie and cutting edge premise that "Game Face" offers its
Mark McKenzie is a forensic medicine specialist recruited
by his boyhood friend, Detective Sergeant Tim McGregor, to
investigate the death of an elite athlete. Mark is also a
former decathlon star who never lived up to his potential.
He had the power, the speed, and the brains. What he lacked
was the attitude. The fire. In the course of the
investigation, he makes a startling discovery: Now,
attitude comes in a bottle.
"Game Face" is the name of a secret performance-enhancing
drug. It provides something that no other chemical can: A
mental edge. But its effects are erratic...and so is the
behavior of some of its users. Neither this nor the fact
that people are dying stops athletes from scrambling to get
it. And this new chemical offers a bonus: It is
undetectable by current testing methods.