A fast-paced mystery involving Dana Evans of Washington, D.C. TV station WTN. As she tries to prove that members of the Winthrop had been murdered due to a business deal gone bad, she endangers her own life and that od her adopted son. VERY GOOD!
The Winthrops are America's royal family. Gary Winthrop is on his way to becoming the Senate's brightest new star but is found murdered in his home. Dana Evans, one of the last people to see Gary alive makes it her mission to investigate this tragedy.
i loved this book, it brings back in Dana Evan's from The Best Laid Plans and though you don't need to read that book to understand this story.
INCRDIBLE ! I could not put this down ... and it was a fast read ! I will be looking for more of this authors selections quickly!
Not my favorite Sidney Sheldon book but still good non the less. Murder mystery. Will keep you guessing
An intriguing, page turner! Fast-paced and suspenceful mystery involving a lone reporter and a wealthy family with lots of secrets!
I can not believe that I am this disappointed in a book by Sheldon. The plot was predictable and ridiculous and the ending was just way to happily ever after. I did not connect with any of the characters. This book stunk.
Dana Evans, who made her first appearance in Sidney Sheldon's The Best Laid Plans, is a spunky, good-looking, young Washington TV journalist who's recently returned to the nation's capital from the Balkans, where she adopted a handicapped war orphan who's having trouble adjusting to life in America. But that doesn't keep Dana from following a story all over the world, from Washington to Aspen, Nice, Juneau, Dusseldorf, Rome, Brussels, Moscow, and Siberia. Each of these brief visits is like a postcard--a local landmark or two, an interesting local restaurant (at least in the European venues), and another piece of the puzzle, which has to do with why every member of a venerable, old Washington dynasty has died a violent death in the last year. It seems strange that in a media-savvy city like Washington, no one but Dana has noticed there's a pattern in the rapid extinction of the Winthrops or even whispered the words family vendetta. But that's why pretty, young girl TV reporters were invented, at least by Sheldon.
As Dana sets out to investigate the distinguished career of the Winthrop family patriarch, her lover Jeff, a sports anchor at her station, is called away to administer aid and succor to his former wife, a beautiful model who's realized, too little and too late, that she never should have dumped him. And Kemal, the 12-year-old orphan, is being drugged by his baby sitter, who's in cahoots with at least one set of bad guys. Dana hasn't noticed how tractable the temperamental boy has become recently because she's been dressing up like a two-bit Russian tramp to infiltrate a secret weapons base in Siberia... Do you hear the words movie locations? But all's well that ends well, as it usually does for Sheldon's heroines, and in the meantime you've learned where the five-star hotels are and what to order in a famous restaurant in Rome. A slick, commercial, slightly thin tale told by a craftsman of the genre.
Very interesting twists and turns throughout. The ending was totally unexpected. Great to listen to.
A page turner -- the tension builds and holds right through a seven-alarm finale. Great read - larger print than many paperbacks.
Murder, money, mystery, glamour - loved it!
"A novel of glamour, sex, power and murder that spans the globe."
It's a good one!
If America had a royal family, the Winthrops would wear the crown. The popular, charismatic Winthrops have captured the inagination of the world with their public service, their enormous charity, and their glamourous lives. But in a single year, all five members of the family are killed in a series of accidents.
Dana Evans, a beautiful young anchorwoman with a Washington television network begins an investigation and starts uncovering compelling evidence that she can hardly believe.
As she closes in on her suspect the shocking secrets she then unearths place Dana and her young son in dire jeopardy and in an unexpected turn of events-Dana becomes the hunted.
My favorite author of all time. Sidney Sheldon who I mourn in his passing, because I thoroughly enjoyed his books and he could not write them as fast as I read them.
This is quite a short book for Sidney Sheldon. It is a thriller and without so much of his usual sexual situations. I enjoyed this book; it is a quick read, and the subject was interesting. I would recommend it. Genny
If America were to have a royal family, the Winthrops would wear the crown. The popular, charismatic Winthrops have captured the imagination of the entire nation, as well as the world with their public service, their myriad acts of altruistic charity, and their glamorous lives. But in a single year, all five members of the family were killed in a series of unexplained accidents.
Dana Evans, a beautiful young anchorwoman with a Washington television network, believes there is a more sinister motive behind their deaths. She begins an investigation and starts uncovering compelling evidence that she can hardly believe.
In Dana's determined pursuit of the truth, she never anticipated the cat-and-mouse chase that would ultimately lead her through a half dozen countries on the trail of a remorseless killer. As she closes in on her suspect, the shocking secrets Dana then unearths place both herself and her young son in dire jeopardy. In an unexpected turn of events, Dana soon becomes the hunted.
Will Dana be able to outwit her pursuers and finally expose the truth that will astound the world? Readers should prepare themselves for skillful twists and turns in the plot of a dynamite thriller that has become Sidney's Sheldon's hallmark.
I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. According to Shelfari's synopsis of The Sky is Falling: A Novel by Sidney Sheldon, the character of Dana Evans made her first appearance in The Best Laid Plans. However, this book can be read on its own. I give The Sky is Falling: A Novel an A!
story of a rich man who disappears.full of suspense.
TV reporter, Dana Evans investigates the deaths of the Winthrop family. All die in the space of one year. Her investigation takes her all over the world and nearly cost her everything she holds dear.
"Grab a spoon..a steaming bowful of glamour, sex, and sizzle. ~ People Magazine.
"Grab a spoon...a steaming bowlful of glamour, sex, and sizzle."-People
Very fast read. If you like Sheldon, you will like this book.
Murder, politics and even a whole family being taken out one by one.
True Sidney Sheldon fiction! A great, quick read.
The Winthrops are America's "Royal Family". Their version of Prince Charming, Gary, has been murdered in his home. He's the fifth member of the family to die in one year.
Anchorwoman Dana Evans was one of the last to see him alive. She makes it her mission to investigate his death, and the supposedly unrelated deaths of the others.
By doing so, she and her young son are placed in mortal danger.
"When you want a novel you simply can't put down, go to Sheldon."--New York Daily News
A fast-paced mystery tour...This author knows how to deliver magic...suspenseful storytelling...his signature twists, turns, and ironic surprises abound.
Very good read, but Sheldon always is.
The Winthrops are America's royal family,and its Prince Charming is the sexy, charismatic Gary Winthrop. Now the man on his way to becoming the Senate's brightest new star is found murdered in his home ...the latest in a series of incidents that have killed five members of his family in a single year. One of the last people to see Gary Winthrop alive is Washington Anchorwoman Dana Evans. She makes it her mission to investigate these seemingly random tragedies, little realizing that her search will sweep her across several continents, place her and her young son in grave danger, and lead her to a truth that will astound the world....a fast paced mystery tour.
I enjoy Sidney Sheldon's books.
The Winthrops are America's royal family, and its Prince Charming is the sexy, charismatic Gary Winthrop. Now the man on his way to becoming the Senate's brightest new star is found murdered in his home-the latest in a series of incidents that have killed five members of the family in a single year.
called a steaming bowlful of lamour, sex, and sizzle, a fast paced mystery tour
The Winthrops are America's royal family, and its Prince Charming is the sexy, charismatic Gary Winthrop. Now the man on his way to becoming the Senate's brightest new star is found murdered in his home - the latest in a series of incidents that have killed five members of the family in a single year. One of the last people to see Gary Winthrop alive is Washington anchorwoman Dana Evans. She makes it her mission to investigate these seemingly random tragedies, little realizing that her search will sweep her across several continents, place her and her yound son in grave danger, and lead her to a truth that will astound the world.
Sidney Sheldon's books are great. A fast paced mystery!
Predictable, serious overuse of the word darling, ugh.
I love this author and this is another great book.