By Harold Robbins
Within the Carpetbaggers, Harold sweeps via a passionate global of ambition, fight and wish, the place merely the main brave could ever be triumphant! Jonas wire inherited his father's fortune, his crafty - and his appealing younger spouse. Rina Marlow's lush sexuality made her a film goddess who infected the realm, yet her inner most existence was once an erotic nightmare of numerous women and men fanatics. jointly and aside, they enjoyed, fought and schemed in an age while the USA was once swelling with prosperity and tool. From manhattan to California, from aeronautics to the silver reveal, they risked their fortunes, their hearts and their lives in an allout bid for achievement. yet their darkest, so much forbidden secrets and techniques couldn't be washed away - and basically more moderen and extra bold goals may continue them on the best!
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Maybe I was wrong but for a moment, I thought I could feel the fires in her reaching toward me. Then, angrily, she tore herself from me. The towel lay unheeded on the floor now. " she spit at me, her breast heaving. " I stood very still for a second, then let the built-up pressure in my lungs escape in a slow sigh. "He'll never come through that door again," I said. The color began to drain from her face slowly. " she stammered. My eyes went right into hers. For the first time, I could see into them.
Her fists and hands scratched at my face and beat against my chest. I threw her on the bed, the white satin cover still on it. She tried to roll off on the other side. I grabbed her shoulder and spun her back. She bit my hand and tried to scramble away when I pulled it back. I placed my knee across her thighs and slapped viciously at her face. The blow knocked her back on the pillow. I could see the white marks left by my fingers. She closed her eyes for a moment and when she opened them, they were clouded and there was a wildness in them that I had never seen before.
Come down here," he commanded. Louise came down the steps hesitantly. I could see the terrified look on her face as she approached. "Yes, Mr. " Her voice was frightened, too. For the first time, Robair let me see how he kept the servants in line. He moved almost lazily but his hand met her face with the impact of a pistol shot. His voice was filled with contempt. " She stood holding her hand to her face. The tears began to run down her cheeks. "Now you get back to the kitchen. " She ran toward the kitchen, still holding her face.