Vicky van Zale’s fight for survival against the three men who use her as a pawn in their struggles for wealth and power begins when her millionaire father manipulates her into an arranged marriage. Her battle with and ultimate victory over her father, her husband, and finally her lover, who all try to use her to further their own ends, is set against a background of boardroom intrigue, brutal ambition and bitter masculine rivalry. This is a companion novel to The Rich Are Different and continues the gripping story of the Van Zale dynasty through two decades of conflict as the sins of the fathers are finally visited upon the next generation.
Susan Howatch is a British novelist who has penned bestselling mysteries, family sagas, and other novels. Howatch was born in Surrey, England, and began writing as a teen, publishing her first book when she moved to the United States in 1964.