Rings of Sand (Signed copy)
Signed by Tom McNab
First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14cm, 286pp.
Signed and dedicated directly to the ffep by Tom McNab, where the author has also drawn a small running figure in reference to his first book (Flanagan's Run).
A compelling, all-too-plausible novel about the destruction of the Olympic dream. What if the oil-rich Arabs formed a conglomerate to hold a professional Olympics, where every competitor is a paid entrant and winning means money? What would it mean to the organisers of the Los Angeles Olympics? To the millions of spectators faced with two Olympiads, not one? And to the athletes themselves? Alan Murdoch, ex-decathlete turned sports consultant and film-maker, is forced to confront these explosive questions when a meeting with the Arab Olympic Committee leads him into a sinister web of intrigue and corruption. For the first time the true nature of modem international athletics is revealed: the implications are devastating...
The author was an Olympic coach and also Technical Director for the film Chariots of Fire.
This copy is in very good condition, with just the merest hint of a lean to the spine.