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Mistress of the Game
Sequel to Master of the Game

by Sidney Sheldon and Tilly Bagshawe


Mistress of the Game returns to the exciting and glamorous world of the Maxwell dynasty. First introduced in the bestselling Master of the Game (1982), the Maxwell family was America’s richest family, helmed by matriarch Kate.   Although published after the death of Sheldon, this novel contains the classic Sheldon formula that made its predecessor so famous.

A generation later, the family has not lost its penchant for treachery, and its descendants all want control of the family empire.  The saga picks up with the next generation, Lexi and Max, whose mothers were twin sisters, one of whom was quite evil.  Both Lexi and Max are obsessed with competing against the other.  Another unknown relative, Gabriel, adds another level of controversy to the mix, as he is drawn into their complicated game.

For fans of the late Sheldon, Mistress of the Game is a continuation of the classic combination of fast-paced storytelling with secrets and scandal aplenty.  While the characters are engaging, the multiple shifts in time leaves the reader wanting the chance to get to know them a little better. But overall, the novel is the essential page-turner for anyone’s vacation reading list.

The Book

William Morrow / HarperCollins
August 4, 2009
9780061728389 / 0061728381
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The Reviewer

Heather Buchanan
Reviewed 2009
NOTE: Reviewer Heather Buchanan is the author of Dark River: A Novel of Suspense.
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