A Perfect Stranger by Danielle Steel

By Danielle Steel

The one daughter of a eu banking dynasty, Raphaella had constantly been sheltered from the area. Married to a miles older American, she was once saved within the privateness of significant luxurious, tended to through servants, watched over by means of bodyguards. She was once the attractive dark-eyed girl the younger legal professional from San Francisco, Alexander Hale, observed sitting on my own one misty night. prior to he may well process her, she rushed away into the backyard. She used to be the "perfect stranger" he couldn't overlook. after they met back their lives could switch perpetually.

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Within the next three hours the winds are predicted to moderate to twentyfive knots, inside the limits for an approach. Even so, he hesitates. The Deep Water Route at the Sunk is exposed and if the ship starts to roll, her underwater clearance will be affected. This is a serious matter because at points on the approach the vessel's under keel clearance will be between four and five feet. And if conditions deteriorate once they are underway, there can be no turning back. It is a difficult decision, not made easier by the clear impatience of the Princess's master, a Latvian who speaks little English.

Personally Jack thinks he can do better. Today he estimates 45,000 will pass through the turnstiles. The traffic starts to move at last. Lamar takes the Blackwall Tunnel approach and turns off on the slip road to the site. Parking is one problem he has yet to solve. There is room for only a few hundred cars and the local council refuses to release more land. Lamar is working on them but for the present a car exclusion zone remains in force for two miles around the Dome. Visitors arrive by public transport, the unreliable London Underground's Jubilee Line, by coach or by boat from one of the up-river piers.

Jo Binney is twelve. Her school, Godolphin and Latymer, is three streets away. Jo bikes there, calling by at the home of her best friend, Chrissie de Salis. Chrissie's parents both work so she and Jo spend a lot of time together in Jo's house. Jo's mother holds the door for her daughter to wheel the bike out. Harriet Binney is in her early forties, dark haired, pale, pretty and hesitant. She and her husband have been separated for five years. Harriet goes back inside and shuts the door against the cold.

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