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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press; 1ST edition (March 11, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345530918
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345530912
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (817 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In peak form, Steel examines the effects of power on the lives of male and female CEOs in this insightful, all-too realistic novel. Divorcée Fiona Carson has only two priorities in her life: her two children and her corporation. Other than those focuses, her life might as well be spent in a convent. Her concern at the moment is finding the person on her board of directors who is leaking sensitive information to the press. CEO Marshall Weston is her opposite. He splits his out-of-office time between his two families: his wife and his three nearly grown children and his mistress and their seven-year-old twins. Marshall is able to keep all the balls in the air until a cancer-surviving former employee claims he bedded her and then fired her, and she’s ready to tell her story to the press. Suddenly Marshall is on the denial trail, trying to keep his private life from imploding. Steel forthrightly juxtaposes the private lives of Fiona and Marshall to dramatize just how differently men and women handle corporate power and personal responsibility. --Pat Henshaw

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“In peak form, Steel examines the effects of power on the lives of male and female CEOs in this insightful, all-too realistic novel . . . 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

More About the Author

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world's most popular authors, with over 590 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include 44 Charles Street, Legacy, Family Ties, Big Girl, Southern Lights, Matters of the Heart, One Day at a Time, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina's life and death.

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This book was hard to put down once I started reading it!
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33 of 40 people found the following review helpful By the GreatReads! TOP 500 REVIEWER on March 11, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Power Play by Danielle Steel is the story of two successful and powerful captains of industry whose lives are poles apart. It is a parallel story of ambition, trust and morality brilliantly told. Fiona Carson and Marshall Weston have a lot in common. They both are ambitious, brilliant, committed, shrewd, hardworking and successful. They both are leaders in their own rights. In a way, both are broken and searching for happiness.

However, one is a woman and the other a man. One is based in Palo Alto and the other is based out of San Francisco. Forty-nine years old Fiona Carson is divorced and the mother of two college-going students. She is committed to her job as a CEO of a tech company as much as she is committed to her children. On the other hand, Marshall Weston leads a double life. One of them involves a mistress who is thirty-year-old, Ashley. She lives with their twin daughters in Malibu. His legal wife Liz lives with their three children in Marin. But a chain of events set off by Marshal Weston's uninhibited lifestyle threatens to reveal and destroy everything.

Power Play by Danielle Steel is a fascinating and mesmerizing look at the lives of two diametrically opposite characters. It is deep, thoughtful and engrossing.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By I love books! on March 16, 2014
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Reading a good Danielle Steel book is like eating comfort food. And this book was one of her best!
I read my first book by her over 30 years ago and have read many more through the years. I strayed for awhile - been reading a lot of Marie Force's books (love her). But I hope Danielle Steel continues writing books as good as Power Play.
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26 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Lynn W on March 30, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Terrible grammar. I cannot believe that the editor's allowed this, it was awful. The sentences were incomplete and it seemed as if every other sentence started with the word "And". She repeats the same things over and over multiple times what the characters are thinking which was very repetitive.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Alice Jane Voran on March 20, 2014
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Author constantly repeats herself. Story line interesting, last half of the book better than the beginning. Found it a interesting read.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Collette on March 29, 2014
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Typical romance novel fare. Fun but predictable plot. Enjoyed it - was in the mood for a book that didn't require any thought.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Janet L Padget on April 15, 2014
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I am sorry but I feel Danielle Steel (much as i love her) has not changed her story line. Of course, if it works don't change it and it has worked for so many years why should she change it now. Only thing I see her changing is the names, times, locations but she is using the same formula she has used for years. Keep hoping each time a new novel comes out it will be fresh and different,...but it isn't.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Barbara on March 16, 2014
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I like most Danielle Steele books but what happened to this one. The story bounces all over and I really don't understand why she thought it would flow together. There's to many stories without enough depth in any of them. Huge waste of money.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By R. Walz on March 21, 2014
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Enjoyable read. Was too short - I wanted it to go on a bit longer! I would recommend reading it if you are a Danielle Steel fan.
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