Книга: Sheldon Sidney «Sky Is Falling»

Sky Is Falling

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Dana Evans, who made her first appearance in Sidney Sheldon's The Best Laid Plans, is aspunky, good-looking, young Washington TV journalist who's recently returned tothe nation's capital from the Balkans, where she adopted a handicapped warorphan who's having trouble adjusting to life in America. But that doesn't keepDana from following a story all over the world, from Washington to Aspen, Nice,Juneau, Dusseldorf, Rome, Brussels, Moscow, and Siberia. Each of these briefvisits is like a postcard--a local landmark or two, an interesting localrestaurant (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 hasdied a violent death in the last year. It seems strange that in a media-savvycity like Washington, no one but Dana has noticed there's a pattern in the rapidextinction of the Winthrops or even whispered the words family vendetta. But that's why pretty, young girl TV reporters were invented, at least bySheldon. As Dana sets out to investigate the distinguished career of the Winthrop familypatriarch, her lover Jeff, a sports anchor at her station, is called away toadminister 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, the12-year-old orphan, is being drugged by his baby sitter, who's in cahoots withat least one set of bad guys. Dana hasn't noticed how tractable thetemperamental 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 hearthe words movie locations? But all's well that ends well, as it usuallydoes 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.

Издательство: "Hachette Livre" (2001)

ISBN: 978-0-446-61017-9

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Sheldon, Sidney

▪ 2008
Sidney Schechtel 
      American writer

born Feb. 11, 1917 , Chicago, Ill.

died Jan. 30, 2007 , Rancho Mirage, Calif.
won a Tony Award as one of the writers of Redhead (1959), starring Gwen Verdon; an Academy Award for best original screenplay of 1947 for The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer; and an Emmy Award in 1967 for the television sitcom I Dream of Jeannie before he launched into a successful career as the best-selling author of a string of page-turners, many of which were adapted for the screen. His 18 novels, which sold 300 million copies, included The Naked Face (1970), The Other Side of Midnight (1973), Rage of Angels (1980), and Nothing Lasts Forever (1994). He also wrote nearly every episode of The Patty Duke Show, which aired on TV from 1963 to 1966. Sheldon's memoir, The Other Side of Me, appeared in 2005.

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