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Paperback Windmills of the Gods Book

ISBN: 0006174426

ISBN13: 9780006174424

Windmills of the Gods

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This classic best-selling thriller races from the White House to the romance of Paris and the shady menace of Cold War Bucharest as a young woman ambessador faces unseen and powerful enemies plotting her and her children's destruction.

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He has written a book that is so close to real life that it will scare the pants off you! The newly elected president decides he wants to develop a better relationship with countries of the old cold war, Romania especially. Instead of a trained person for the ambassador job, he picks a teacher from a Kansas school, who specializes in that area in her studies. He read an article she had written and since what she had written was also his views, he asks her to take the job. At first she declines because of her family and her husband's commitments to his patients (he is a doctor), but after he dies in a mysterious car accident, she decides to take the job. There are many who don't like the idea of Romania and the U.S. getting buddy buddy and a secret group from around the world, including those in the U.S., work to sabotage the presidents efforts. They hire an assassin, who has never been defeated to take out several key people. Mary Ashley, the ambassador, is turning out to be quite successful at her job, and is the target of an assassination. She doesn't know who to trust.This is interesting all the way to the end and keeps you guessing. Enjoy!


Sidney Sheldon is one of my favorite writers, so it is no wonder that Windmills of the Gods is such an excellent book. Like all his books, Windmills of the Gods is equipped with a silky yet entrancing writing style that makes it impossible to put down. In the story, Mary Ashley, a university professor in Kansas, is appointed ambassador to Romania, which had only recently ameliorated its relations with the West. Mary receives much acclaim and over night she becomes one of the most famous and influential people in the world. However, she finds herself in the middle of a treacherous web of conspiracy and corrupt power, and many parties are after her, including one of the most powerful assassins in the world. Even the reader does not know who Mary should trust as she tries unremittingly to vanquish the forces that are working against her. You are in for many shocking surprises as well as great joys and sorrows as you read this book. It is truly one of the best.

the definition of a page-turner

This book defines the phrase "page-turner." I simply could not put it down. The minute I thought "okay, I'll stop here" there was another twist in the story and I had to keep reading to find out what happend next. Then, near the end of the book, EVERYTHING takes a crazy turn and mysteries unfold that make you say things out loud like, "NO WAY" and "OMIGOD." I am not much of a book reader, in fact this is the first book I've read since high school, and I am going on my 5th Sydney Sheldon book in 3 weeks. This guy is good!!!


This was the first S.S book that I read, and now, after reading more of this books, this book is still my favorite. Very suspenful and interesting!!!!!

Sisney Sheldon's surprises & suspence!

Really, this is the best book I've ever read after "The Best Laid Plans" again by Sidney Sheldon. If you are reading other reviews on this book, try to avoid ones telling you the synopsis, or else there will be no point, really, to read this book. I'm not going to tell you what it is about but I could possibly tell you that be prepared that the climax is not reached until the third book. Be sure to read till the end, or you'll regret! Now about Sheldon: He has the ability to frame an innocent person to look like the tyrant of the century and conceal so meticulously the deepest secret of an ordinary person. I guess that's what makes Sheldon's books so special and luridly intriguing!
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