In Northern California two successful CEOs are both indispensable to
their growing companies’ futures. Both are brilliant at the power game.
But the difference between them is huge: one is a man, the other a
woman. In this riveting novel, Danielle Steel explores what that means
as she takes readers into the rarefied world of those at the pinnacle of
international business and reveals the irrevocable choices they make,
what drives them, and how others perceive them. The heady drug of power
impacts everything they do.
Even though Harvard-educated Fiona Carson has proven herself under fire
as CEO of National Technology Advancement, a multibillion-dollar
high-tech company based in Palo Alto, California, she still has to meet
the challenges of her world every day. Devoted single mother,
world-class strategist, and tough negotiator, Fiona weighs every move
she makes, and reserves any personal time for her children. Isolation
and constant pressure are givens for her as a woman in a man’s world.
Miles away in Marin County, Marshall Weston basks in the fruits of his
achievements. At his side is his wife, Liz, the perfect corporate
spouse, who has gladly sacrificed her own law career to raise their
three children and support Marshall at every step. Smooth, shrewd, and
irreproachable, Marshall is a model chief executive, and the power he
wields only enhances his charisma and is his drug of choice. And to
maintain his position, he harbors secrets that could destroy his life at
any moment. His world is one of high risks.
Like many women
in her position, Fiona has sacrificed her personal life for her career,
while Marshall dances dangerously close to the edge and flirts with
scandal every day. Both must face their own demons, and fight off those
who are jealous of their success. Their lives as CEOs of major companies
come at a high price. And just how high a price are they willing to
pay? Who are they willing to sacrifice to stay on top? Those they love,
Danielle Steel’s gripping, emotionally layered
novel explores the seductive and damaging nature of power. Success and
greed, trust and deception, love and loss—all come to a head in this
compelling drama of family, careers, infidelity, and the sacrifices some
people make to hold on to power … or to let it go. Download and start listening now!