By Sidney Sheldon
An influence respected through presidents and kings, a fortune unsurpassed by means of few humans on the earth: all that ended for Harry Stanford the day he mysteriously-and fatally-plunged from his luxurious yacht into the Mediterranean Sea. Then, again domestic in Boston, because the relatives gathers to grieve for his reminiscence and to struggle over his legacy, a stunningly attractive younger girl appears to be like. She claims to be Stanford's long-lost daughter and entitled to her proportion of his property. Now, flaming with intrigue and keenness during the glamorous preserves of the world's large wealthy, the last word online game of wits starts off, for stakes too amazing and lethal to visualize.
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He’s donning me out! They went up the hill to the Fondation Maeght artwork museum, and browsed via its popular selection of work via Bonnard and Chagall and lots of different modern artists. whilst Harry Stanford casually glanced round, he saw the girl on the different finish of the gallery, earnestly learning a Miró. Stanford became to Sophia. “Hungry? ” “Yes. while you are. ” mustn't ever be pushy. “Good. We’ll have lunch at los angeles Colombe d’Or. ” los angeles Colombe d’Or used to be one in all Stanford’s favourite eating places, a sixteenth-century apartment on the front to the outdated village, switched over right into a inn and eating place. Stanford and Sophia sat at a desk within the backyard, by way of the pool, the place Stanford might recognize the Braque and Calder. Prince, the white German shepherd, lay at his toes, ever watchful. The puppy was once Harry Stanford’s trademark. the place Stanford went, Prince went. It used to be rumored that at Harry Stanford’s command, the animal may tear out a person’s throat. not anyone desired to try out that rumor. Dmitri sat by way of himself at a desk close to the lodge front, rigorously gazing the opposite consumers as they got here and went. Stanford became to Sophia. “Shall I order for you, my expensive? ” “Please. ” Harry Stanford prided himself on being a gourmand. He ordered a eco-friendly salad and fricassée de lotte for either one of them. As they have been being served their major direction, Daniele Roux, who ran the resort along with her husband, François, approached the desk and smiled. “Bonjour. Is every little thing okay, Monsieur Stanford? ” “Wonderful, Madame Roux. ” And it was once going to be. they're pygmies, attempting to fell an immense. They’re in for a major sadness. Sophia acknowledged, “I’ve by no means been right here prior to. It’s the sort of wonderful village. ” Stanford became his realization to her. Dmitri had picked her up for him in great an afternoon prior. “Mr. Stanford, I introduced somebody for you. ” “Any challenge? ” Stanford had requested. Dmitri had grinned. “None. ” He had visible her within the foyer of the lodge Negresco, and had approached her. “Excuse me, do you communicate English? ” “Yes. ” She had a lilting Italian accessory. “The guy I paintings for would prefer you to have dinner with him. ” She were angry. “I’m no longer a puttana! I’m an actress,” she had acknowledged haughtily. in truth, she had had a walk-on half in Pupi Avati’s final movie, and a task with strains of discussion in a Giuseppe Tornatore movie. “Why could i've got dinner with a stranger? ” Dmitri had taken out a wad of hundred-dollar accounts. He driven 5 into her hand. “My good friend is particularly beneficiant. He has a yacht, and he's lonely. ” He had watched her expression battle through a chain of adjustments from indignation, to interest, to curiosity. “As it occurs, I’m among photos. ” She smiled. “It may most likely do no damage to have dinner together with your pal. ” “Good. he'll be happy. ” “Where is he? ” “St. -Paul-de-Vence. ” Dmitri had selected good. Italian. In her past due twenties. A sensuous, catlike face. Full-breasted determine. Now, taking a look at her around the desk, Harry Stanford decided. “Do you're keen on to shuttle, Sophia? ” “I find it irresistible. ” “Good. We’ll move on a bit journey.