The Persian Prise Author:Evelyn Anthony Sweeping from London to Paris, from the Riviera to the glittering court of the Shah of Iran, Evelyn Anthony spins a superlative tale of a beautiful and vulnerable woman made pawn in the deadly intrigues of international oil speculation. — Eileen Fields is not a little apprehensive when a cable arrives at the elegant town house in London's fashion... more »able Eaton Square bidding her to Teheran, where her tycoon husband, Logan Fields, is conducting crucial oil negotiations with the Shah. The Unexpected summons may well mean that her suspicions are correct. After seven years o marriage, after risking her fragile health to give her husband their adored daughter, Lucy, after acting the quintessential corporate wife and hostess -- she may have lost Logan to someone else.
Not even the exquisite beauty of the pink-turreted, jasmine-scented villa in Shemiran can dull the pain of Logan's revelation that he is, indeed, in love with another, with a woman of steel and ice whose obsessive passion for business matches his own. Deeply wounded, her orderly existence entirely shattered, Eileen returns alone to Eaton Square.
But the close security of her London establishment is insufficient to protect Eileen from the murderous plotting of Arab terrorists. Abducted, she is held for exorbitant ransom. The price of her life: Logan Fields' decision to withdraw his company from negotiations with the Shah. What her captors cannot know is that he has good reason NOT to pay. As Logan faces the most agonizing decision of his life -- a wife he no longer loves or the oil-industry coup of the century -- Eileen comes to know a wilder side of her nature in the arms of the leader of her captors.
With its stunning evocation of the splendor of the court of the Shah of Shahs, its authentic inside view of life at the corporate summit, and its unforgettable story of unlikely lovers brought together by fate, "The Persian Price" is Evelyn Anthony's most ambitious novel to date whose publication sees her the unchallenged mistress of international intrigue.« less