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“Are You Afraid of the Dark?” By Sidney Sheldon 2. Prologue. Berlin, Germany. Sona Verbrugge had no idea that this was going to be her last day on earth. Sidney Sheldon - Are You Afraid Of The Dark. Pages · Sidney Sheldon-three complete novels I Sidney Sheldon. p. cm. Books by Sidney Sheldon. The new novel that Sidney Sheldon's millions of fans all over the world have been waiting for. And, like his seventeen previous books, it is destined for a top.
And, like his seventeen previous books, it is destined for a top place on bestseller lists everywhere. Two women -- the widows of two of the dead -- find themselves under ruthless attac The new novel that Sidney Sheldon's millions of fans all over the world have been waiting for. Two women -- the widows of two of the dead -- find themselves under ruthless attack and are drawn together in fear, confusion and for mutual protection. But are they being targeted because one of them is the prosecution witness at a famous criminal trial? Or is there a connection to the mystery behind their husband's deaths? Meanwhile, Tanner Kingsley, Chief Executive of an international Think Tank created only seven years ago, is on the cusp of an amazing discovery which could alter the future of the world.
Andrew initially creates Prima in the hopes of addressing the environmental problem of global warming. Andrew's brother, Tanner, is not as concerned with solving the world's problems as his older brother.
Instead, Tanner dreams of turning the philanthropic Kingsley Group into a supercharged think tank devoted to earning profit and power.
He is a megalomaniac of the highest order, who intends to hold the world hostage once he has perfected the Prima project. First, he needs to get his brother Andrew out of the way. Tanner secretly sabotages a dangerous experiment with which Andrew is involved and Andrew's resulting exposure to toxic gases leaves him severely brain-damaged.
Now Tanner is free to explore his power-hungry goals as the sole head of the think tank, which he renames Kingsley International Group, or KIG. Unfortunately for Tanner, four of the scientists under his employ at KIG manage to figure out what Prima can do, despite his best efforts to keep them in the dark.
When the scientists learn that Tanner does not intend to give Prima to the government, they realize that he intends to use it for more sinister purposes. The scientists plan a rendezvous in Washington, D.
Before they can meet with the senator, all four men are killed. Tanner doesn't stop there; he goes after the men's families as well, just in case the scientists talked to their loved ones about Prima. Sonja Verbrugge is killed in Berlin, Germany. Lois Reynolds is attacked in Denver, Colorado, just a few miles from where her brother Gary's airplane mysteriously crashes. Their unsuspecting wives, Diane and Kelly, are about to become Tanner's next targets.
Both women have barely recovered from the initial shock of the news of their husbands' deaths when Tanner goes after them.
The unsuspecting women should make easy targets for the practiced assassins who Tanner hires. However, time after time, the assassins miss their targets. With a combination of ingenuity and luck, the women escape several death traps and together resolve to learn the secret that got their husbands killed. Diane Stevens and Kelly Harris are unlikely heroines for an action thriller.
Diane is a sensitive artist and Kelly is a glamorous supermodel. Taut with suspense and vivid characterization, full of shocking twists, and with an unnervingly realistic premise that could alter all of our lives, the long-awaited Are You Afraid of the Dark?
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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The Best Laid Plans. Sidney Sheldon. Tell Me Your Dreams. The Stars Shine Down. The Sky Is Falling: A Novel. The Naked Face. Four scientists working for the New York—based Kingsley International Group have died or disappeared within 24 hours. Wolfish top boss Tanner Kingsley vows to find the perpetrator; meanwhile, stunning artist Diane Stevens, wife of a just-murdered KIG scientist, and supermodel Kelly Harris, whose husband has likewise been killed, find themselves under attack by mysterious strangers.
Diane and Kelly form an uneasy alliance, though both spend most of their time ruminating on their wonderful now dead husbands: I want to imagine that I can hear your voice saying that I make the best paella in the world His technique involves controlling the weather, and in an intriguing short afterword, Sheldon explains the very real possibilities of just such a scenario.
The on-the-lam ladies, Kelly and Diane, escape every assassination attempt with ridiculous ease, and other characters appear and disappear simply in order to get the author out of one plot pickle after another. Still, despite or because of Sheldon's blithe unconcern for logic and his just-add-water relationships, this is a breezily pleasing read.
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Readers don't expect literary genius from Sheldon, but they do expect to be entertained, and once again the popular TV-producer-turned-storyteller delivers the goods. When four top scientists at the imposing think tank KIG wind up dead in four different parts of the world, is it coincidence?
Two of the victims' wives--the elegant artist, Diane, who just testified against a Mob boss, and the gorgeous model Kelly, who flew to New York from Paris at the behest of her dead husband's boss--inadvertently meet, and they find themselves connected because someone is apparently trying to kill them, too.
It could be the Mob underlings who promised retribution against Diane for having testified against their Godfather. Or is it possible the women's husbands were so deep into their secret project for KIG that they may have been a threat to its secrecy, and now the wives must die, too? This novel is short on character development and long on cliched literary techniques, but it is, nevertheless, the best kind of guilty pleasure. See all Editorial Reviews. Product details File Size: HarperCollins e-books; 1st edition March 17, Publication Date: March 17, Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers Language: English ASIN: Enabled X-Ray: Not Enabled.
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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified download. I always enjoyed the strong female characters and the way he wove the story together. I must have read the first few novels of his 10 times each You cannot compare this book to his earlier novels. He may have just needed the paycheck or has a vendetta against trees. The typical strong female characters are not in this book.
This book is very predictable and not written all that well.
I was a Sheldon fan for a very long time and I must say that this book has turned me off to his writing. Maybe if I go back and read "Morning, Noon, and Night" again it would change my mind. Turn off the light because this book is just not that good. One person found this helpful. Hardcover Verified download.
It's silly--but it's compelling. It's absurd--but it's also totally believable. It's too short, even sketchy--yet it tells its story fully.
And it's riveting entertainment. Yet if this is garbage, it's garbage in the hands of the world's greatest living master of popular fiction. Briefly, the novel is about an evil villain who is attempting to control the world by controlling The book certainly could be re-worked as a screenplay for James Bond--except that the good guys who conquer the evil are female. There's quite a bit of information here, just blurted out in expository paragraphs, or spoken by the characters in long speeches.
This technique would seem amateurish except, hey, it's Sidney Sheldon! I'm no longer young, and Mr. Sheldon had won his Academy Award a full decade before I was born. In the years that followed, he also won a Tony Award on Broadway, and several Emmys for television.
He probably is able to phone in his manuscript with one eye closed and one arm tied behind his back--and he may have done just that.