The Olympics: Fiction of Champions
If you can't get enough of the Olympics this summer, try these novels featuring Olympic Games of the past, present and future.
The Bone Cage by Angie Abdou
The relationship between two elite athletes is tested as they prepare for Olympic competition.
Flight from Berlin by David John
A spoiled American heiress joins forces with a cynical British journalist in a deadly game against the Gestapo during the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
A Game of Lies by Rebecca Cantrell
Journalist and British spy Hannah Vogel attends the 1936 Berlin Olympics posing as a Swiss reporter. When her contact is murdered at the opening ceremony she is determined to find out why, even at the risk of her own life.
The Games by Ted Kosmatka
In the near future genetically modified humans fight to the death in the Olympic Gladiator competition. This novel describes the efforts of geneticists to build a better competitor.
Gold by Chris Cleave
Cyclists Zoe and Kate meet at nineteen when they are both trying out for the British Cycling Team. The novel follows their friendship and rivalry through Athens, Beijing and London, the last Olympic Games for the women.
Private Games by James Patterson
When a high ranking member of the London Olympic committee is murdered, Private, the world's best security firm, must stop a criminal mastermind before he destroys the games.
Remember Summer by Elizabeth Lowell
An equestrian on the American Olympic team becomes the target of an assassin in this romantic thriller.