Blood Royal
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Blood Royal

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by Harold Robbins, Junius Podrug
     
 

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Her Royal Highness, the Princess of Wales, was an ordinary young woman who was picked to be the future queen. Her wedding was a worldwide sensation. But she was deceived and betrayed before the honeymoon was over. Five months after a fairy tale wedding, she threw herself down a flight of stairs when she was pregnant with a future heir to the throne. Suicide

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Her Royal Highness, the Princess of Wales, was an ordinary young woman who was picked to be the future queen. Her wedding was a worldwide sensation. But she was deceived and betrayed before the honeymoon was over. Five months after a fairy tale wedding, she threw herself down a flight of stairs when she was pregnant with a future heir to the throne. Suicide attempts, illicit affairs, and paranoia that there were plots by the Royals to kill her became the norm as the fairy tale turned into a horror story.

After suffering degradation and humiliation at the hands of her husband, the heir to the British throne, she shot him with one of his own antique pistols.
Paranoid that her own attorneys would deceive her, the princess reaches across the Atlantic to hire someone she knows for certain has no ties to the Crown. Marlowe James is an American trial lawyer. Running away from an abusive home, she supported herself by working as a waitress, rising to become a famous trial lawyer.

Marlowe James has been dubbed the "burning bed lawyer" by the news media because of her successful defense of women who killed their abusive husbands. And to top that, she was the accused in her first murder trial. Now she not only has to do battle in the Old Bailey with barristers loyal to the Crown, she has to come to grips with her own feelings about a woman who has been handed everything any woman would desire---and throws it all away.

The explosive tale that will be exposed in the courtroom is one of jealous rage and unfulfilled desires, of sexual deceit by one of the most powerful men on earth---and the bloody revenge enacted by a woman scorned.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Robbins's books are packed with action, sustained by a strong narrative drive, and are given vitality by his own colorful life." The Wall Street Journal

"Robbins faithful fans will be lining up for this one. The plot is spiced with loads of fantastical sex and nymphomaniacal women." Booklist on Sin City

"International settings . . . steamy sex scenes . . . a genuine feel for the turmoil of the times." Romantic Times on The Betrayers

"Robbins is a master."—Playboy

"Robbins's sixth posthumous novel finds new cowriter Podrug outwriting the hormonal ghost. . . . Podrugs's strong, crisp style excels."—-Kirkus Reviews on The Betrayers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466833708
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
10/03/2006
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
461,773
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Born in New York City, Harold Robbins is one of the world's bestselling authors, writing novels that often mirrored his own experiences and that were peopled by characters he had met.

Junis Podrug was selected by the Robbins Estate to carry on the ideas, uncompleted works, and tradition of Harold Robbins because he was both a friend of Harold's and a writer whose books Harold admired. He is the author of Harold Robbins' Sin City and Heat of Passion.


Born in New York City, HAROLD ROBBINS is one of the world's bestselling authors, writing novels that often mirrored his own experiences and that were peopled by characters he had met. He is the author of The Carpetbaggers.
Junius Podrug is the author of Frost of Heaven, Presumed Guilty, and The Disaster Survival Bible. He has experienced two major earthquakes, a flash flood, a blizzard of historical significance, a shipboard emergency, and a crazy with a gun. He considers his paranoia to be heightened awareness and habitually checks where the life vests are stored when boarding a ship and where the fire escapes are located before unpacking in a hotel room. He lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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Blood Royal 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book seemed promising. Obviously, it was not written by Harold Robbins himself. This story based on Prince Charles and Princess Diana is as profound as a women's magazine article and just as forgettable. Read it only if you have nothing else to do and you don't want to put your brain to work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Following the life of Marlowe Jamees, she was a very strong willed teenager that became a strong and accomplished woman in the legal world. Becoming a lawyer and to be called upon to defend the Princess of Wales, that would be the ultimate. She was what many a woman would like to be. If you get the chance read this book. Rachel Whitfield
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not to many fairy-tales are written for adults these days. Blood Royal is one that I highly recommend. I found this book to be very entertaining and it held my attention to the very end. I myself am looking forward to the next Robbins/Podrug book. This book is a very good read.