He Huffed and He Puffed Author:Barbara Paul New York businessman A J Strode is one the those wreathy financiers who always gets his way, whethere with wooman or business. nearing sixty, he's about to dump wife no. four. Once a decade he turns in the latest Mrs. Strode for a newr model. — He's also about to acquire a new toy to add to his list of corporate holdings. The House of Glass. Star... more »ted as a small manufacturer of quality glass objects, the House of Glass is now one of the largest, most successful purveyers of wine bottles and windshields. Strode needs this company, and he'll stop at nothing or almost nothing to get it.
Persuading the incumbent Mrs Strode to vacate the premises turns out to be much easier than taking control of House of Glass however. A relatively few shareholders own all the stock and Strode needs one more large block. Strode's months of planning all come down to three House of Glass Shareholders: Joanna Gillespie, a famous volinist; jack McKinstry, and infamous playboy; and Richard Bruce, the powerful owner of an international shipping firm. If Strode could just concince one of the three to sell, he'd have the stocks he needs.
Strode can fight dirty when has to, and he knows enough about the three House of Glass shareholdres to make them dance to his tune. But strode makes the fatal mistake of underestimating his advesaries. Respectable facades can sometimes hide deadly intent, as Strode learns to his peril.« less