The Best Laid Plans


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Sidney Sheldon is the mega-selling international author of sixteen previous bestselling novels. There are now over 275 million copies of his books in print worldwide and he features in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's most translated author. He is also a highly acclaimed, award-winning scriptwriter for stage, film and television.


A power-hungry Southern governor and his scorned lover collide in this latest from the ever-popular Sheldon.

Washington politics, a jilted woman's revenge and the war in Bosnia plague an idealistic but lecherous president in Sheldon's latest tale of beautiful people, money and deception. On his way up the ladder of success, Oliver Russell breaks his engagement to Leslie Stewart, a stylish, intelligent public relations executive who knows how to nurture a grudge. Leslie marries a rich old man, turns her husband's fortune into a news empire, waits to go after Oliver until he occupies the White House and then hits him with every scandal-ridden headline she can muster. Sheldon (Morning, Noon, and Night, etc.) peoples his story with familiar yet colorful supporting characters: the old-style back-room politician, the go-getter young journalist, the self-serving spin-doctor. The plot twists will fool very few readers, yet they manage to keep the pages turning, while scenes like the first encounter between the journalist and the Bosnian orphan boy she takes into her care are touching despite their unoriginality. In short, Sheldon once again proves himself the master of the made-for-TV novel. The vindictive heroine, a cross between Katharine Graham and Farrah Fawcett, provides the one special element that sets this work apart from other easily read and easily forgotten fiction by this eternally bestselling writer. Foreign rights sold in the U.K., Germany, Holland, Sweden, Brazil, Finland and Israel; world Spanish rights: Emece; Literary Guild selection. (Oct.)

Acclaim for Sidney Sheldon:

'Sidney Sheldon is a master of giving the public what it wants'
Los Angeles Times

'A master storyteller at the top of the game'
USA Today

'Sheldon is a writer working at the height of his power... I hung on till the very end'
New York Times

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