- Mass Market Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: Dell; Reprint edition (April 1, 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0440206391
- ISBN-13: 978-0440206392
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.2 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 39 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,288,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Rich Shall Inherit Mass Market Paperback – April 1, 1990
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Adler's third novel ( Leonie ; Peach ), has the makings of a run-of-the-mill sex-and-Gucci jet-set frolic that condescends slightly to its readers (doesn't everyone know Geneva is in Switzerland?). Yet it rises above the genre to surprise, fascinate and eventually elicit a smile at its resolution. Mike Preston, an investigative journalist looking for a new subject, spots an ad in the L.A . Times seeking the heiress to the estate of Poppy Mallory (born in Santa Barbara, died in Italy). When he contacts the Swiss lawyer who placed the ad, advocate Lieber tells him that Poppy's estate is worth hundreds of millions, and agrees that if Mike finds the heiress, he can write a book about Poppy. The novel continues on two time lines. In the present, the various claimants, all somehow (but how?) linked with Poppy, gradually become aware of each other. Alternately, we learn that Poppy was seduced and abused, ran the most exclusive brothel in Paris, fell in love with a powerful Italian gangster, lost her son's love, died slightly gaga, very rich and utterly alone. But all is not cliche; here are scarlet herrings (men and women), genuine pathos, humor and inventiveness, and the rich actually reap the whirlwind while the riches are inherited by the meek and deserving. Troll Book Club main selection.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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When investigative journalist Mike Preston is commissioned to find the missing heir/heiress to Poppy Mallory's fortune, he uncovers an incredibly tangled family tree and uproots all its darkest secrets. From California to Venice to Paris and around the globe, this fascinating story unfolds with a richly-textured plot and distinctive characters.
From the very beginning, when Poppy's father Jeb Mallory concocts a plan with immigrant Nikolas Konstant, the story leads readers on a magical mystery of scandals, lies, and deception. Who will emerge as the true heir becomes almost second in importance to the interesting lives Poppy, her friends, and descendents live. Her childhood friends Angel and Greg Konstant, her first love Felipe and her unforgettable lover Franco as well as all the offspring of these characters are woven into a remarkable tale that you won't want to put down. This book is ingenious, well-plotted, and totally intriguing. I look forward to reading more by this author.
It was an enjoyable read and kept my interest, although I felt I had read it before. If you like books written years ago without a lot of sex, violence, etc from this day and age you will like this book. It has mystery, romance and is fairly fast pace. Enjoy