Nash Novak, a struggling Seattle businesswoman who has been framed for arson and murder, is in desperate need of money for her defense. The only way for her to get it: A coffee plantation she has inherited. But there's a catch: She has to run the plantation, deep in the jungles of Colombia, a land of drug lords and warlords. The mysterious inheritance of the plantation, from the father she had never met, comes at the same time a criminal ...
Nash Novak, a struggling Seattle businesswoman who has been framed for arson and murder, is in desperate need of money for her defense. The only way for her to get it: A coffee plantation she has inherited. But there's a catch: She has to run the plantation, deep in the jungles of Colombia, a land of drug lords and warlords.
The mysterious inheritance of the plantation, from the father she had never met, comes at the same time a criminal conspiracy is turning her life into a living hell--a conspiracy that stretches all the way to Colombia.
Racing to South America, on the run from the police, she becomes entangled with suspicious characters: Ramon, rich and handsome, with a secret sex life that shocks even Nash though she considers herself an adventurous woman; Josh, an American expatriate, who claims to be a simple gem smuggler and arouses passions in Nash she thought were long dead; and Lily Soong, an erotic Chinese beauty who men--and women--lust after, often to their doom.
But no one brings as much danger to her life as Pablo Escobar, king of the Medellín drug cartels, considered the most dangerous man in Colombia, the murder capital of the world.
Things get even more complicated when Nash's quest to clear herself takes her to Shanghai, home of the powerful Chinese Triads that control the flow of dirty money from gambling, prostitution, drugs and murder.
Refusing to let the cartel's murderers drive her off the plantation and ruin the lives of hundreds of families who work it, Nash tackles organized crime and police agencies on two continents to save her plantation . . . and stayalive.
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Podrug (Blood Royal) carries on the late Robbins legacy of erotic thrillers with this aromatic brew of sex, danger, money, drugs and shade-grown Arabica coffee. One eventful morning in 1993, 31-year-old Nash Novak loses her Seattle coffee shop in a fiery explosion only to learn from a lawyer that she's inherited a coffee plantation in the Colombian jungle. The plantation is deep in drug cartel territory, but Nash cash-strapped and accused of arson opts to "follow the money," a decision that will enmesh her in a dangerous web stretching from Shanghai to Medill n. In Colombia, she learns that her mysterious benefactor, Carlos Castillo, is none other than her long-lost father, a revelation that brings her in contact with a resentful, disinherited half-brother, Cesar Montez, and his girlfriend, Lily Soong, a Chinese prostitute connected to Shanghai's crime lords. Spicing up the mix is Josh Morris, a cocky American smuggler who aggravates and, naturally, titillates Nash. Over-the-top plotting and florid sex scenes will make this an addictive caffeine substitute for Robbins's fans. (Sept.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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 charcacters he had met.
JUNIUS 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' The Betrayers and Blood Royal.