“The daughter of a rich and powerful father, Elizabeth Roffe is a young, beautiful(as usual)- and sole heir to a billion dollar fortune.
Then tragedy strikes. Her father is killed in a freak accident and Elizabeth much (this was meant to be must, there has been a publishing error by Harper Collins, the publisher) take command of his mighty global empire, the pharmaceutical company Roffe and Sons. It makes Elizabeth Roffe the richest girl in the world. But someone, somewhere is determined that she must die.
From the backstreets of Istanbul to the upmarket offices of New York, Bloodline is a hypnotic tale of love and ambition, danger, intrigue and death.”
The book to me at least was slightly below the expectations I held from Sidney Sheldon. A crude story line sophisticated by the additions of manifold characters and unnecessary information.
Well, the story is about five members who are in the Board Of Directors for Roffe and Sons Pharmacy; all of them have a reason to have a desperate urgency of cash. They can all get cash on liquidating their stocks. That can’t happen because Roffe and Sons is private, therefore, all the five members somehow need to eliminate the head i.e. Mr. Roffe and Elizabeth so that they can have another head who will allow Roffe an Sons to go public. Thereby, able to liquidate their stocks and acquire the money they need.
So it was obvious to me that it was one of the Board of Directors is the one who is trying to kill Elizabeth and had killed Samuel Roffe. Out of the blue a mythical of sorts detective enters the story and has the plot, surprise-surprise. The climax is mediocre and descriptions of personal moments were less than enticing. The book is average but intriguing and uncomment able until you finish reading it.