#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In Northern California two successful CEOs are both indispensable to their growing companies futures. Both are brilliant at the power game. But the difference between them is huge. One is a man, the other a woman. In this riveting vel, Danielle Steel explores what that means as she takes readers into the rarefied world of those at the pinnacle of international business and reveals the irrevocable choices they make, what drives them, and how others perceive them. The heady drug of power impacts everything they do. POWER PLAY Even though Harvard-educated Fiona Carson has proven herself under fire as CEO of National Techlogy Advancement, a multibillion-dollar high-tech company based in Palo Alto, California, she still has to meet the challenges of her world every day. Devoted single mother, world-class strategist, and tough negotiator, Fiona weighs every move she makes, and reserves any personal time for her children. Isolation and constant pressure are givens for her as a woman in a man s world. Miles away in Marin County, Marshall Weston basks in the fruits of his achievements. At his side is his wife, Liz, the perfect corporate spouse, who has gladly sacrificed her own law career to raise their three children and support Marshall at every step. Smooth, shrewd, and irreproachable, Marshall is a model chief executive, and the power he wields only enhances his charisma and is his drug of choice. And to maintain his position, he harbors secrets that could destroy his life at any moment. His world is one of high risks. Like many women in her position, Fiona has sacrificed her personal life for her career, while Marshall dances dangerously close to the edge and flirts with scandal every day. Both must face their own demons, and fight off those who are jealous of their success. Their lives as CEOs of major companies come at a high price. And just how high a price are they willing to pay? Who are they willing to sacrifice to stay on top? Those they love, or themselves? Danielle Steel s gripping, emotionally layered vel explores the seductive and damaging nature of power. Success and greed, trust and deception, love and loss all come to a head in this compelling drama of family, careers, infidelity, and the sacrifices some people make to hold on to power . . . or to let it go. Praise for Power Play In peak form, Steel examines the effects of power on the lives of male and female CEOs in this insightful, all-too realistic vel . . . to dramatize just how differently men and women handle corporate power and personal responsibility. Booklist Connecting two powerful CEOs through their children s romantic involvement, the author uses her signature low-key . . . style to examine personal and professional morality. . . . Appealing fare from Steel. Kirkus Reviews From the Hardcover edition.
Danielle Steelhas been hailed as one of the world s most popular authors, with over 650 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers includeCountry, Prodigal Son, Pegasus, A Perfect Life, Power Play, Winners, First Sight, Until the End of Time, The Sins of the Mother, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author ofHis Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina s life and death;A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless;Pure Joy, about the dogs she and her family have loved; and the children s bookPretty Minnie in Paris.
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Paperback / softback
General & Literary Fiction
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Mass market (rack) paperback,Unsewn / adhesive bound