More titles to consider

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items.

itemsitem
See your RECOMMENDATIONS

Synopsis

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In Northern California two successful CEOs are both indispensable to their growing companies’ futures. Both are brilliant at the power game. But the difference between them is huge. One is a man, the other a woman. In this riveting novel, Danielle Steel explores what that means as she takes readers into the rarefied world of those at the pinnacle of international business and reveals the irrevocable choices they make, what drives them, and how others perceive them. The heady drug of power impacts everything they do.
 
POWER PLAY
 
Even though Harvard-educated Fiona Carson has proven herself under fire as CEO of National Technology Advancement, a multibillion-dollar high-tech company based in Palo Alto, California, she still has to meet the challenges of her world every day. Devoted single mother, world-class strategist, and tough negotiator, Fiona weighs every move she makes, and reserves any personal time for her children. Isolation and constant pressure are givens for her as a woman in a man’s world.
 
Miles away in Marin County, Marshall Weston basks in the fruits of his achievements. At his side is his wife, Liz, the perfect corporate spouse, who has gladly sacrificed her own law career to raise their three children and support Marshall at every step. Smooth, shrewd, and irreproachable, Marshall is a model chief executive, and the power he wields only enhances his charisma and is his drug of choice. And to maintain his position, he harbors secrets that could destroy his life at any moment. His world is one of high risks.
 
Like many women in her position, Fiona has sacrificed her personal life for her career, while Marshall dances dangerously close to the edge and flirts with scandal every day. Both must face their own demons, and fight off those who are jealous of their success. Their lives as CEOs of major companies come at a high price. And just how high a price are they willing to pay? Who are they willing to sacrifice to stay on top? Those they love, or themselves?
 
Danielle Steel’s gripping, emotionally layered novel explores the seductive and damaging nature of power. Success and greed, trust and deception, love and loss—all come to a head in this compelling drama of family, careers, infidelity, and the sacrifices some people make to hold on to power . . . or to let it go.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Danielle Steel's Prodigal Son.

Praise for Power Play
 
“In peak form, Steel examines the effects of power on the lives of male and female CEOs in this insightful, all-too realistic novel . . . to dramatize just how differently men and women handle corporate power and personal responsibility.”Booklist
 
“Connecting two powerful CEOs through their children’s romantic involvement, the author uses her signature low-key . . . style to examine personal and professional morality. . . . Appealing fare from Steel.”Kirkus Reviews

Book Reviews

Power Play
Average rating
4.2 / 5
Power Play
December 10th, 2015
Not her best, kind of slow, story line all over the place but I'll still read Danielle Steele. She is still one of the best.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Vintage Ms. Steel!
October 3rd, 2015
Yet another gem from this great author! Ms. Steel never fais to disappoint, if rarely ever, as she writes and appeals to her resders of the most important thibgs that matter in people'a lives -- love, famly, and happiness. "Power Play" is one such novel where money, power, and greed are no substitutes for truly important things in one's life, even in the corporate world. There are plenty of Marshall Westons out there waitibg to break soneone's heart or whose careers supercede everything in their path, even the love of family. Havibg read countless Danielle Steel novels, and no matter how many one has read, each one is like a fresh one everytime! Bravo Ms. Steel!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Could not put this book down
June 23rd, 2015
What I enjoyed most about this book is the women in it finally saw their husband/lover for who he was and gave him the "boot" and he ended up with neither of them.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Power play
January 24th, 2015
Page turner. Pretty great read. Light and interesting read. Danielle Steel's usual light books to read.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
power play
October 24th, 2014
great read it before can alwaya read her books more than one tims
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

2 reviews
power play
August 14th, 2014
great read it twice love all danelle steel books cant get enough of them
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

2 reviews
Power play
August 10th, 2014
I really liked this book. I would give it 41/2 out of 5.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Power play
June 27th, 2014
This was another great book. Keep them coming they just get better. Thank you. Dolly.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Power Play
June 4th, 2014
Very good, classic Steel
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Power play
May 8th, 2014
Good read but a little fragmented
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Power Play
April 27th, 2014
Shows you can have everything in life if you are open to it, and never trust a male CEO!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Kept your attention
April 12th, 2014
I really enjoyed this book. It ws easy to follow the stories
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Power Play
April 11th, 2014
I loved this book, I love all of Danielle Steel books. About the three different families.. I hope u have another book out soon. Danielle, I just love reading them. I have all ur books stored on Kobo so I can read them were ever I am.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Power play
April 5th, 2014
Good story..enjoyed reading it :-)
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Just a story
March 20th, 2014
Don't misunderstand the lessons of this story to be a reality.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • TABLETS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • BLACKBERRY
  • WINDOWS