WHO IS KATE BLACKWELL? She is the symbol of success, the beautiful woman who parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Winner of a unique position among the wealthy and world-renowned. And she's a survivor, indomitable as her father, the man who returned from the edge of death to wrench a fortune in diamonds from the bleak South African earth. Now, celebrating her ninetieth birthday, Kate surveys the family she has manipulated, dominated, and loved: the fair and the grotesque, the mad and the mild, the good and the evil -- her winnings in life. Is she the... MASTER OF THE GAME?
I read this book quite a few years back,17 years to be precise, I was in my first year of graduation living in the college boys hostel. It was the time of the very first of our exams - the first semesters.
The exams stretched over a period of about 15 days. Everyday ( or rather night, since nothing could induce us to take up study books during the day!!!) after having cajoled myself that i have crammed everything seemingly important ( and that whats left is definitely not appearing the next day in the paper), I would take up this novel, switch off all the room lights, open the door and only switch on my bedside small lamp, and start reading for about half an hour or so before lights off!
I don't exactly know what it was - the fact that it acted as a great stress buster or that the story itself was riveting or simply the reckless and foolhardy, and therefore immensely appealing, act of reading novel before exam night - but I thoroughly and vastly enjoyed reading this novel.
I wouldn't say this is the best novel I have read, but certainly the most enjoyable one ever!!!!!
Kate Blackwell is one of the richest and most powerful women in the world. She is an enigma, a woman surrounded by a thousand unanswered questions. Her father was a diamond prospector who struck it rich beyond his wildest dreams. Her
Thank you so much, Sidney Sheldon. You are the "Master Of The Game."