RICH AS SIN by Patrick Anderson


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 Cruel fate separates beautiful, illegitimate twin orphan girls at puberty, taking one to the top of Fort Worth society, the other to the depths of the drug world--in the latest Dynastic Supersoap from the author of Busy Bodies, The Pleasure Business, etc. Ripped as babies from the grasp of their well-born but rashly married teen-age mother by their furious grandfather, timid Jessica and gutsy Mickey grow to beautiful prepubescence at a rotten Fort Worth orphanage where a girl's 13th birthday is usually celebrated by gang rape at the hands of the orphan boys. In the book's second castration scene, Mickey deals with the toughest would-be rapist before he can violate her sister, who is soon adopted by a childless couple and disappears. Jessica's gentle rearing leads to a professorship at Goucher and a meet-cute and marriage with the sensitive, super-rich heir to a Fort Worth oil fortune. Mickey will have to make do with a career in the Drug Enforcement Administration, but she hopes that the drug computers will one day lead her back to her long-lost sister. Meanwhile, her brother-in-law is a murderous lout, and there is always the threat that someone will reveal the secret of her childhood in an orphanage. There is a brief, joyous sisterly reunion, and then all hell breaks loose as the brother-in-law and a drug fiend go ballistic. Much expensive clothing is worn. The perfect choice for grieving Dallas fans.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-671-69531-2
Page count: 432pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1991


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