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The Sky Is Falling

By Sidney Sheldon

The Sky Is Falling
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  • Hardcover: Sep 2000,
    368 pages.
    Paperback: Jul 2001,
    416 pages.

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A spellbinding novel of glamour, sex, power,and murder that spans the globe

If America had a royal family, the Winthrops would wear the crown. The popular, charismatic Winthrops have captured the imagination of the world with their public service, their enormous charity, and their glamorous lives. But in a single year, all five members of the family are killed in a series of accidents.

Dana Evans, a beautiful young anchorwoman with a Washington television network, believes there is something more sinister behind their deaths. She begins an investigation and starts uncovering compelling evidence that she can hardly believe.

In her determined pursuit of the truth, Dana never anticipated the cat-and-mouse chase that leads her through a half-dozen countries in search of a remorseless killer. As she closes in on her suspect, the shocking secrets she then unearths place Dana and her young son in dire jeopardy and -- in an unexpected turn of events -- Dana becomes the hunted.

Can Dana outwit her pursuers and expose the truth that will astound the world? Readers should prepare themselves for the breathtaking journey through the skillful twists and turns of the plot that are Sidney Sheldon's hallmark.

A dynamite thriller filled with all the elements that have made his previous works phenomenal bestsellers, The Sky Is Falling is Sidney Sheldon at his sizzling best.

Chapter One

She was hurrying along Pennsylvania Avenue, a block from the White House, shivering in the cold December wind, when she heard the terrifying, earsplitting scream of air-raid sirens and then the sound of a bomber plane overhead, ready to unload its cargo of death. She stopped, frozen, engulfed in a red mist of terror.

Suddenly she was back in Sarajevo, and she could hear the shrill whistle of the bombs dropping. She closed her eyes tightly, but it was impossible to shut out the vision of what was happening all around her. The sky was ablaze, and she was deafened by the sounds of automatic-weapons fire, roaring planes, and the wump of deadly mortar shells. Nearby buildings erupted into showers of cement, bricks, and dust. Terrified people were running in every direction, trying to outrace death.

From far, far away, a man's voice was saying, "Are you all right?"

Slowly, warily, she opened her eyes. She was back on Pennsylvania Avenue, in the bleak winter ...

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Library Journal

The book has pretty flimsy character development, a feeble plot line, and an ending that hardly surprises. Yet it works. From the first page, the reader is caught up in the snappy and suspenseful chapters, which become inescapably addictive.

Publishers Weekly

Efficiently brisk and reliably suspenseful, Sheldon's 17th novel demonstrates that this veteran master of commercial fiction has not lost his touch.

Boston Herald

Springs one surprise after another, page after irresistible page.

People Magazine

The master of the bestselling game.

New York Daily News

When you want a novel you simply cannot put down, go to Sheldon.

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Michael Luis Casil

That was so COOL
The story is to nice to read. It made me encourage to read more books authored by Sidney Sheldon.

mamtraj

my first book
I have started reading novels 6 months back. Not even one novel is as interesting as this (which I come across)... I was excited to read it quickly. The twists made it so exciting........

cielo bernabe

the best novel..
..so nice and interesting..imagine the twist of the story..this is a great book..

love reading

a book to remember
Its a very thrilling novel with so much suspense. Even after reading it will remain in your heart.

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