About the author:
Deep within my DNA has always been the urge to create and tell a story … and then another … and then another. I started in Fourth Grade and never stopped. At college I majored in English and continued even while working as a lawyer. Having my first novel published in the U.S. and internationally was a spur and a confirmation that my story-telling could find an audience.
I’ve now arranged to publish my novels as e-books in new editions with new material and new introductions.
My novels have been translated into over a dozen languages. My comedy screenplay Games has recently been honored at film festivals, as has my comedy-mystery web series Ain’t That Life. I’m a graduate of Amherst College and Yale Law School, and I live in New York City.
BIRTHRIGHT is the story of a father and daughter locked in a bitter contest for control of the world’s most legendary banking house.
Reared in the splendid excess of her family’s London home and country estate; blessed with beauty and a precocious intelligence that has already captured the eye of her empire-building grandfather, Deborah de Kronenegold has everything, or so it seems. But her childhood equilibrium is shattered when she discovers that she is adopted, and when she becomes the object of her father Leslie’s malevolence. Upon the deaths of her grandfather Samuel and her lovely and ill-fated mother Madeleine–and the mysterious disappearance of the will naming Deborah her grandfather’s principal heir–Leslie sets in motion a series of shocking and irrevocable events. Deborah is turned out, and with nothing but her resolve to claim her birthright, she moves to New York and starts to build a financial empire to rival her father’s–and to bring him down.
As played out against the glamorous world of international finance, and set in the boardrooms of London, Paris, and New York, in sumptuous townhouses, chateaus, and penthouses, and in Italy and in in modern Israel, BIRTHRIGHT cuts a grand and satisfying swath. It is a triumph of the unexpected that will hold the reader captivated right up to its surprising conclusion.
~ “The writing is smooth and the fast-paced action builds skillfully to its dramatic denouement. An absorbing page-turner sure to be in demand.” Library Journal
~ “A multi-faceted novel, broad in scope, both extensive and intensive, filled with acute characterizations, BIRTHRIGHT…is a most impressive piece of writing.” Richmond Times Dispatch
~ “An extravagant contemporary novel…a cliffhanger.” The Cincinnati Enquirer
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