In the tradition of the posthumous Robert Ludlum novels, Tilly
Bagshawe, a successful author in her own right, has been charged
with the Herculean task of continuing the epic Blackwell family
saga from MASTER OF THE GAME in the voice of the late, legendary
MISTRESS OF THE GAME picks up where MASTER OF THE GAME left off.
It's 1984. The powerful and scheming Kate McGregor Blackwell, the
woman who made her family's company, Kruger-Brent, one of the
largest and most successful in the world, has died. It's not long
before her remaining heirs start to scheme, fight and squabble over
who will take over. Kate's two granddaughters, Eve and Alexandra,
could not be more dissimilar. Alexandra is sweetness and light, in
love with her husband and children. Eve is a black-hearted viper
who will take on anyone who stands in the way of getting what she
feels is rightfully hers. Even her plastic surgeon husband, who
destroyed her beautiful face, leaving her to spend most of her time
cloistered in their New York apartment planning her revenge, cannot
When Alexandra dies in childbirth, Eve sees her chance to take
over controlling interest in the company, but it's a long-term plan
that she must set like a mousetrap. Her young son, Max, is the last
peg in her scheme to overthrow her treacherous relatives. She just
has to hope that his allegiance to her will supersede all others.
Lexi Templeton, the young daughter whom Alexandra never got to
know, has been raised within the confines of the family business
all her life. After her mother's death, her father Peter was
coerced into taking over, although he hated the time away from her
and his increasingly remote older son, Robbie.
One horrible night, Lexi is kidnapped and held for ransom. An
elaborate escape plot that includes bombs are tripped in the
kidnappers' escape, rendering Lexi deaf but thankfully alive.
Because of the abuse she suffered at the hands of her kidnappers,
and the disability she was now left with, Lexi vows not to let
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