By Danielle Steel
On a hot could evening in San Francisco, the Ritz-Carlton ballroom shimmers as a glittering, celebrity-studded crowd gathers for a charity dinner dance. The night is perfect—until, simply mins sooner than hour of darkness, the room starts off to sway….
In the earthquake’s aftermath, the lives of 4 strangers will converge.… Sarah Sloane, the spouse of a monetary whiz, watches her ideal international fall to pieces…. Grammy-winning singer Melanie loose involves a turning element in her lifestyles and career…. Photographer Everett Carson reveals new goal amid the carnage…and Sister Maggie Kent, a nun who works with the homeless, searches during the rubble—and understands that there's a lot to be done….
As the town staggers again to existence, a sequence response of outstanding occasions will contact every one of the survivors…. Sarah discovers a criminal offense and a betrayal, then a power she by no means knew she had. Volunteering at a refugee camp opens new worlds of chance for Melanie. Everett will forge an not likely courting with Maggie, who is helping him rebuild his shattered life—and upends her personal within the technique. And as a 12 months passes each one discovers the unforeseen presents in a tragedy’s wake…and the fantastic grace of latest beginnings.
Throughout those spell binding pages, Danielle metal creates a gorgeous array of contrasts —from the dazzle of a society gain to the chaos of a makeshift health center, from the pampered lives of rock stars to the quiet heroism of emergency volunteers. it's her such a lot strong and life-affirming novel so far.
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Not long ago, he and his team had tracked down the maniac who had slaughtered his family—which had been the sole motivation behind accepting the Crime Seen job, and allowing himself to become a public figure. A TV star, for Christ’s sake. But now he’d accomplished everything he set out to, and more. Standing here in the cool spring mountain air, watching bad guys get carted away, he felt no real satisfaction. When one of the sheriff’s vehicles had trouble gaining traction on the dirt road, he grinned without humor into the night.
She knew Vince would be understanding. They’d only been on half a dozen dates, but Vince was always thoughtful to a fault. When he didn’t kiss her till after their third date, she’d asked if something was wrong, and he’d only said, “I just know what you’ve been through. ” The world, or anyway that part of it who watched Crime Seen, was well aware that Carmen Garcia had been held hostage at the climax of the team’s first investigation—broadcast live. She appreciated Vince’s consideration—particularly since he couldn’t know that he was the first guy she’d gone out with, since that traumatic time.
At the front desk, a uniformed sergeant was talking to a tall character in a well-cut charcoal suit, a clerk or more likely the manager. Couches and a few chairs were spread somewhat casually around the lobby. A few Grecian-style statues of nude men posed here and there. Amari approached the uniformed sergeant, a lanky, white-haired white cop named Thompson. “Bring me up to speed, Sarge,” Amari said. “Homicide upstairs,” Thompson said. He might have been ordering coffee. ” “White male,” Thompson said.
Amazing Grace by Danielle Steel