“Compulsively readable…Any writer who can get his audience to ask breathlessly, what next? Needs no help from this or any other envious reviewer.” -New York Times Book Review
“A master storyteller at the top of his game.” -USA Today
Kate Blackwell is the symbol of success, the beautiful woman, who parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Winner of a unique position among the wealthy and world-renowned she's also a survivor as indomitable as her father, who returned from the edge of death to wrench a fortune in diamonds from the hard South African soil. Now, celebrating her ninetieth, birthday, Kate surveys the family she has manipulated, dominated, and loved: the fair and the grotesque, the mad and the mild, the good and the evil-her winnings in life. Is she the master of the game?