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Baker & Taylor
In a thriller set on Manhattan's Upper East Side, a former Vietnam POW-turned-wealthy international executive, whose family is beset by life-threatening illnesses, meets a beautiful but troubled female ex-con, and their lives are turned upside down. Reprint.

McMillan Palgrave
Power. Seduction. Greed. If you get too close, you might get burned.

A People Page-Turner of the Week

Charlie Ravitch is driven by power. As an international corporate tycoon he's well-skilled in the art of the deal. As a former Vietnam POW he still carries the scars of war. As a husband and father on the hard side of fifty he's on a quest for immortality-- and for a woman who can make every dream come true. No matter what it costs.

Christina Welles is driven by greed. As a prison parolee, she's a veteran of dangerous-- and seductive-- relationships, a cunning woman well-schooled in the art of manipulation. Her bid to stay alive on the streets means outrunning her past, and escaping a lie that threatens every life she touches. No matter what it takes.

In a moment of chance, two lives are about to intersect. In a nightmarish twist of fate, two obsessions are about to be indulged. And in a world where anything goes, one false move can destroy them both...

An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year

Blackwell North Amer
Colin Harrison's new thriller tells the story of Charlie Ravich, a survivor whose brutal experience as a POW in Vietnam has more than prepared him for the cutthroat world of global commerce. Now an Upper East Side executive in his late fifties, Charlie has only one problem: his family is dying out. His wife teeters on the edge of Alzheimer's; their son has succumbed to leukemia; and their daughter, Julia, is unable to bear a child.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312978709
Branch Call Number: F HAR
Characteristics: 438 p. ; 24 cm


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