Yet another page-turner by Sidney Sheldon, this novel exudes suspense, sabotage, glamour, and betrayal in every page. Following the unexpected death of her father, Elizabeth Roffe, the sole heir of a vast pharmaceutical empire, discovers herself and learns the tricks of the trade.
Summary of the Book
One of Sheldon’s earliest books, Bloodline was originally released in 1977. The protagonist is Elizabeth Roffe, a young woman who is intelligent, with a strong disposition. After the devastating news of her father’s death, she becomes the sole heir to a billion dollar industry. Suddenly thrust into the complicated world of company politics, wherein she is unsure of whom to trust, she takes comfort in the company of Rhys Williams, her father’s right-hand man.
The board of the company comprises of her extended family members, Rhys is the only one who is not a part of the family. Each board member has his own reasons to make the company public and inspite of the immense pressure from them, she refuses to comply. This decision makes her the target of repeated assassination and sabotage attempts.
The content revolves around Elizabeth, her childhood and her metamorphosis from a shy, diffident girl to a confident woman running an entire company, the board members of Roffe and Sons, their complicated lives, affairs and indiscretions, and a conspiracy theory surrounding them all.
About Sidney Sheldon
Sidney Sheldon, born Sidney Schechtel, was a highly acclaimed mystery/suspense writer whose career spanned over five decades, and is embellished with numerous awards.
A few other novels written by him were The Other Side Of Midnight, Windmills Of The Gods, The Doomsday Conspiracy, Rage of Angels and The Sky Is Falling.
Born in Chicago, Sheldon started writing at the age of ten. He was a pilot in the Army Air Corps during the Second World War, and resumed writing once the war was finished. Sheldon had won several awards in the duration of his career, including an Oscar and a Tony. Sheldon was also a TV writer and wrote and produced the TV show I Dream of Jeannie and wrote The Patty Duke Show. His books have sold more than 300 million copies. He passed away in early 2007 from health complications.
Captivating Story but an undescriptive ending ....
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