He wanted power; she wanted revenge. The magnificent novel by the internationally bestselling author of The Other Side of Midnight and Morning, Noon and Night.
He wanted power, she wanted revenge…
‘Dear Diary: This morning I met the man I am going to marry.’ It was a simple enough entry in a young woman’s diary which gave not the slightest portent of the elaborate chain of events that was about to occur.
The Best Laid Plans tells the explosive story of the beautiful and ambitious Leslie Stewart, who learns that for some men power is the greatest aphrodisiac; and of Oliver Russell, the handsome governor of a small southern state, who finds out why hell has no fury like a woman scorned.
With the unexpected twists and turns that are the hallmarks of his mega best-selling novels, Sidney Sheldon spins a tale of two equally determined people headed on a collision course. Oliver has a strategy to win the White House; Leslie has a scheme to make him wish he’d never been born. They both should have known that even the best laid plans can go dangerously astray…in a deadly dangerous way.
Acclaim for Sidney Sheldon:
‘Sidney Sheldon is a master of giving the public what it wants’
Los Angeles Times
‘A master storyteller at the top of the game’
‘Sheldon is a writer working at the height of his power… I hung on till the very end’
New York Times
About the author
Sidney Sheldon remains one of the world’s handful of top best-selling authors, having sold more than 250 million books. He is also the only writer to have won an Oscar, a Tony, an Edgar and an Emmy, and the latest Guinness Book of Records heralds him as the most translated author in the world. Many of his novels have been made into highly successful television miniseries and he has also written the screenplays for twenty-three motion pictures. He lives with his wife Alexandra in Los Angeles, Palm Springs and London.
Washington politics, a jilted woman's revenge and the war in Bosnia plague an idealistic but lecherous president in Sheldon's latest tale of beautiful people, money and deception. On his way up the ladder of success, Oliver Russell breaks his engagement to Leslie Stewart, a stylish, intelligent public relations executive who knows how to nurture a grudge. Leslie marries a rich old man, turns her husband's fortune into a news empire, waits to go after Oliver until he occupies the White House and then hits him with every scandal-ridden headline she can muster. Sheldon (Morning, Noon, and Night, etc.) peoples his story with familiar yet colorful supporting characters: the old-style back-room politician, the go-getter young journalist, the self-serving spin-doctor. The plot twists will fool very few readers, yet they manage to keep the pages turning, while scenes like the first encounter between the journalist and the Bosnian orphan boy she takes into her care are touching despite their unoriginality. In short, Sheldon once again proves himself the master of the made-for-TV novel. The vindictive heroine, a cross between Katharine Graham and Farrah Fawcett, provides the one special element that sets this work apart from other easily read and easily forgotten fiction by this eternally bestselling writer. Foreign rights sold in the U.K., Germany, Holland, Sweden, Brazil, Finland and Israel; world Spanish rights: Emece; Literary Guild selection.