Devil Seed Author:Frank Yerby As he has in his previous novels, Frank Yerby spins a tale of passion and romance, drawing the reader irresistibly into the gaudy, bawdy era that was San Francisco in the 1850's. — Gold was what lured them to the city and gold is what motivated their lives and loves. Miners dug it. Bankers stacked it and the glittering bordellos of the day made w... more »hat they could of it from the eager, hot-blooded men who flocked to sample their wares. It was there, in the perfumed and highly charged atmosphere, that many a girl began her climb to riches and respectability.
When Mireille Duclos first sails into San Francisco she is fifteen years old, has a catlike grace, a doelike innocence, her mother's lover by her side, and not a penny of her own to her name. After passing through more hands and more dramas than she has years, she becomes the rich Mrs. Curtwright. Within a year she becomes the even richer Mrs. MacFarland. She has lived a life and known and loved such wise and wild characters as only Frank Yerby could imagine -- and still she's not come to the final chapter of this outrageous, fascinating, rambunctious historical romance.
Frank Yerby is the author of thirty novels, including The Foxes of Harrow, A Darkness at Ingraham's Crest and Western: A Saga of the Great Plains. He has lived in Europe since 1952.« less