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Publisher's Summary

Bringing together a cast of fascinating characters in a riveting tale of ambition and corruption, politics, passion, and ultimate justice, Dangerous Games is a thrilling drama from number-one New York Times best-selling author Danielle Steel.

Television correspondent Alix Phillips dodges bullets and breaks rules to bring the most important news to the world - from riots in America to protests on the streets of Tehran. With her daughter in college, and working alongside cameraman Ben Chapman, a deeply private ex-Navy SEAL, Alix revels in the risks and whirlwind pace of her work. But her latest assignment puts her at the center of an explosive story that will reshape many lives, including her own: investigating damning allegations involving the vice president of the United States, Tony Clark.

Alix starts with a nationally revered woman who may be the key to exposing frightening secrets. Olympia Foster is the fragile, reclusive widow of America's most admired senator, who had been destined for the presidency before an assassin's bullet felled him. Since then Olympia has found emotional support from Clark, who once wanted her as his wife and now stands as her protector and confidant. When Alix begins to dig deeper, federal agents pick up the trail. Then the threats begin. As the stakes rise in this dangerous game, Alix needs Ben's help as never before. And soon they realize they are grappling with an adversary far more sinister than they had imagined.

©2017 Danielle Steele (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Amazing Book

I absolutely love Danielle Steel. She is my favorite author. This book just came out 3 days ago and I finished it in 2 days. Great Book. Now I have to wait 2 more months for her next book.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Slow and repetitive

What would have made Dangerous Games better?

Everything - I kept waiting for the story line to pickup, but the book was predictive, and there was a lot of repetition. I have liked stories by Danielle Steel, but this book just was not entertaining, to the point of being annoying with the repeating of the descriptions and tendencies of the characters. Also, the main protagonist couldn't be more perfect.

Has Dangerous Games turned you off from other books in this genre?

I hope not!

How could the performance have been better?

The reader had a monotone that didn't work well with the weak writing.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Starts Strong and Interesting-Ending Dies Flat

Potentially a very interesting story that could have been exciting and thrilling to the end.
Unfortunately, the plot and results become very predictable.
Not really worth the investment of time to complete.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Dangerous Games

A mystery involving a high ranking politician who thought the world owed him everything and the reporter who unraveled him story and was responsible for his demise.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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wonderful

Wonderful mystery and love story. Keeps you interested to the end! The narrator was very good also

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It’s Just Over

Love Danielle Steel
But this one felt unfinished... hurries at the end, just to be done with it

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Love all things danelle

can't wait till the next great story. love all her books. Thank you for all your hard work

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  • Char
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • 07-08-17

skip t his one

Struggle to finish the book, slow paced not enough action not a very good story.

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Dangerous Games

Great story, I was not able to quit listening to the book until I finish the whole book. The story was excellent and different.

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very dissatisfied

Love many of Danielle Steele's books. Was really looking forward to this one - it was very slow, unexciting, and a big disappointment.

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  • Judith Lennon
  • 01-23-18

brilliant from beginning to ending

I loved this book from beginning to end. lots of twists and a great read. well worth reading

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  • Jan Davies
  • 08-29-17

this book

Okay but a bit obvious. Enjoyed her other books more but on holiday so okay

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  • Sjacquie52
  • 07-08-17

Brilliant Story

Loved it now listening to it for a 2nd time. so looking forward to next months book.

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  • Lesley Owen
  • 05-07-17

loved it.

another great book written by a great writer. can't wait to start her next one.

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  • MARGARET
  • 04-28-17

Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel

Enjoyed every bit of it .The narration was great .I have read a lot of Danielle Steels and haven't had a bad story yet