Power Play

Power Play

A Novel

Book - 2014
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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, or themselves?
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2014
ISBN: 9780345530912
0345530918
Characteristics: 339 p. ; 25 cm

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joyce7382
Feb 01, 2017

I enjoyed this story. Keep up the good work ds.

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ang222
Jul 26, 2015

This was a good book.

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trcookIIImddmd
May 27, 2015

You will really like this novel if you read at a sixth grade level which is the level of the writing.

ChristchurchLib Oct 19, 2014

"Fiona Carson (divorced, devoted to her two college-aged kids) and Marshall Weston (overextended by keeping his wife and his mistress -- and their kids -- apart) have very little in common. The only thing they share is their title: they're both high-powered, respected CEOs, though their business practices are as different as their private lives. Power Play works as a character study of the differences between the two executives, but it's also filled with drama, as Marshall's poor choices threaten to unravel everything he's ever worked for." Fiction A to Z October 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/b4d75948-aeaa-4817-ab98-70bcd4d15106?postId=c3f00842-81e3-434e-b56a-37ff9a3716d8

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COURIER3
Aug 15, 2014

GOOD LARGE PRINT READ

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munseyanderson
Jun 24, 2014

I enjoyed reading the large print.

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writermala
May 06, 2014

In "Power Play" Danielle Steel handles the topic of Power in the corporate world and what it does to men versus women. Fiona shows herself capable of handling the power in her role as an important CEO when right in the beginning she has to fire someone. "How dare you!" she rages angrily and "this time the power was hers. Truth was a mighty sword." Marshall Weston too is a CEO but he handles his power differently. I would end up being a plot-buster if I said anymore so I'll just say, "Read all about it!"

karcoldelharvic5 Apr 10, 2014

Good read, but Steel is getting too predictable. Within pages I had already guessed the way it would go.

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soanil
Apr 05, 2014

After a long time Ms. Steel has written a good book. It is enjoyable and it feels like she is back.

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munseyanderson
Jun 24, 2014

munseyanderson thinks this title is suitable for 21 years and over

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JWW_O
Jun 28, 2014

Another outstanding book by Danielle Steel - you cheer for the victims when they win!

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