Heat of Passion

Heat of Passion

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Win Liberte has it all. He prides himself on never having worked a day in his life. He has everything he wants-fast cars, beautiful women, a racing yacht, a penthouse in Manhattan. Orphaned at eleven, Win inherited an international diamond business that is managed by his uncle.
Then Win loses it all when his uncle commits suicide after investing all of Win's money in a scheme that fails. His single remaining asset is a bankrupt diamond mine in Angola, a steaming, war-ravaged country in equatorial Africa.
In the blood and muck of central Africa, Win experiences the "Diamond Curse" first hand. Battles over Angola's vast wealth in gems occur daily, and fights for control of the diamond industry have wiped out generations. Thriving on the challenge, Win founds an international diamond business that challenges a powerful cartel's stranglehold on the market.
Loved by two women-a movie goddess who sears men's souls and a dedicated UN worker who risks her life in Africa-Win doesn't find anything worth living for until he loses love.
From the tunnels of the diamond mine to the stage at the Academy Awards, from the beds of beautiful women to a battle with warlords, Win has to fight to get back everything he ever wanted.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 127 x 200.66 x 27.94mm | 453.59g
  • St. Martins Press-3pl
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765337010
  • 9780765337016
  • 1,268,897

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"Robbins's literary legacy remains very much alive, and his thousands of fans should experience a pleasant sense of deja vu as they race through this latest installment."---Publishers Weekly on Heat of Passion"Harold Robbins is a master."---Playboy"Robbins's books are packed with action, sustained by a strong narrative drive, and are given vitality by his own colorful life."---The Wall Street Journal"Robbins's dialogue is moving....His people have the warmth of life."---The New York Times"The pages go whoosh!" ---Kirkus Reviews on Sin City"Robbins's faithful fans will be lining up for this one....The plot is spiced up with loads of fantastical sex and nymphomaniacal women"---Booklist on Sin City
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About Harold Robbins

Born in 1916 in New York City, Harold Robbins was a millionaire by the time he was twenty. He lost his fortune by speculating on the price of sugar before the outbreak of World War II. Later, his fabulously successful career as a novelist, with many of his books turned into movies, would once again make him incredibly wealthy. For many years, Robbins enjoyed the high life among the rich and famous; he owned a huge yacht and had houses on the French Riviera and in Beverly Hills. His novels often mirrored his own experiences and were often people with the characters he had met. He died at the age of eighty-one, survived by his wife, Jann, and his two daughters, Caryn and Andreana.
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Rating details

110 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 22% (24)
4 44% (48)
3 27% (30)
2 7% (8)
1 0% (0)
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