By Danielle Steel
On a hot may perhaps 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 middle of the night, 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 global fall to pieces…. Grammy-winning singer Melanie loose involves a turning element in her lifestyles and career…. Photographer Everett Carson reveals new objective amid the carnage…and Sister Maggie Kent, a nun who works with the homeless, searches throughout the rubble—and is familiar with that there's a lot to be done….
As town staggers again to lifestyles, a sequence response of impressive occasions will contact each one of the survivors…. Sarah discovers against the law 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 going courting with Maggie, who is helping him rebuild his shattered life—and upends her personal within the method. And as a yr passes each one discovers the unforeseen presents in a tragedy’s wake…and the fantastic grace of recent beginnings.
Throughout those mesmerizing pages, Danielle metal creates a gorgeous array of contrasts —from the dazzle of a society profit to the chaos of a makeshift sanatorium, from the pampered lives of rock stars to the quiet heroism of emergency volunteers. it really is her such a lot strong and life-affirming novel so far.
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Quando evase, non era più detenuto presso il nostro istituto. Una volta, scesi là sotto per dare un'occhiata a Lecter, e lo feci vedere anche a mia sorella, quando venne a trovarmi con i ragazzi. Provo una sensazione di fastidio e di gelo, quando ci ripenso. » abbassò la voce «del liquido. » «Capisco il termine» rispose Starling. «Era per caso il signor Miggs? » «L'ho scacciato dalla mia mente. Ma mi ricordo di lei. Venne al Manicomio e parlò con Fred... il dottor Chilton... » Il dottor Frederick Chilton, all'epoca direttore del Manicomio criminale, era scomparso durante le vacanze, dopo l'evasione del dottor Lecter.
Fra gli anelli della catena, una rete di ragnatele. Mentre il custode armeggiava con le chiavi, Starling sentì l'erba cresciuta fra le fessure dei gradini solleticarle le caviglie. Il pomeriggio inoltrato era nuvoloso, e la luce opaca e priva di ombre. «Io non conosco questo posto bene» disse l'uomo. » «Sa se ci sono documenti depositati là dentro? » L'uomo si strinse nelle spalle. «Dopo l'ospedale, qui c'è venuta per uno qualche mese la clinica del metadone. Hanno messo tutto in cantina, qualche letto, le lenzuola.
Ti fanno le iniezioni, all'asilo? L'infermiera ti ha fatto un'iniezione? Con un ago luccicante? Faranno un'iniezione a Kitty Cat. Si spaventerà molto, quando vedrà l'ago. » Franklin prese il lembo della camicia e se lo premette sulla faccia. Si mise il pollice in bocca, una cosa che non capitava più da un anno, da quando mamma gli aveva chiesto di non farlo. «Vieni qui» disse la voce dal buio. «Vieni qui e io ti spiegherò come impedire che facciano l'iniezione a Kitty Cat. Vuoi che facciano l'iniezione a Kitty Cat, Franklin?
Amazing Grace by Danielle Steel