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6/24/14

The Bimbo Syndicate by Maggie Abbott - Excerpt

Have you seen or read this one as yet?

“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”
― Francis Bacon

bimbosydicateSaxon, Ming and Heba, glamorous girlfriends of three ruthless power brokers in the international oil industry, become instant friends over a broken zipper in the ladies' room of a five-star Paris hotel during an OPEC conference.

They don't realize they've been set up. Nor that they're being stalked by a sexy young assassin on the payroll of Ming's tough old billionaire Chinese banker. He's competing with Saxon's charming but wily Washington lobbyist and Heba's gorgeous but sinister Saudi Prince for the Grand Prize. Control of the world's oil supply.

Rumors abound that their precious Light Sweet Crude is running out, and only an elusive genius scientist, Doctor Hilda Lobinski, knows the facts. When the three smart career women catch on to the cunning plot they dub themselves The Bimbo Syndicate and set up their own agenda. Things go wrong. Pulling all their strings from his lonely exile is a former White House insider with his eyes on the money and a gruesome plan to grab it all. It's election year 2000, the atmosphere is heating up with the excitement of shifting powers and the deployment of dirty tricks. But the big movers know there's more to it than just getting elected, it's where the oil is that has their attention. And whoever owns the oil owns the world.

Excerpt: 
He took the fax out and peered at it. A striking seal at the head of the
page indicated it came from an important source, and a familiar one, because the servant looked at his watch, shrugged at whatever time the hands showed, took the fax over to one of the desks and found a silver tray. He placed the fax on the tray and padded off, moving along several corridors until he arrived at Abdul's suite door, tapping on it softly.

At the small sound, Abdul was immediately awake, alert as the desert rat he was, and moved silently, not bothering with a robe. He opened the door a fraction, knowing who it would be, looked quickly at the fax before he took it and gave rapid instructions to his servant in their own language.
“Get him for me on the scrambled line, on three. Buzz me when it's through.”

The servant nodded and slipped away, closing the door gently behind him.

Abdul was riveted to the fax, reading it carefully as he picked up a loose robe from one of the huge chairs in the room. As he covered himself he glanced over at the sleeping Heba, her back turned towards him.

He went into the bathroom, studying the fax and pacing until he heard the extension ring. When he picked it up and started a conversation, it was obviously with someone he knew quite well, and his voice was low and terse. Their exchange of words was intense and in the English language.

In the semi darkness of the bedroom Heba's wide-open eyes were glistening as she strained to hear Abdul's words.

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About the author:

Maggie Abbott started writing novels when she moved to Palm Springs after a long, successful show business career in Los Angeles, London, Rome, and New York. A casual job as a secretary at the William Morris Agency in Rome introduced her to the exciting scene of Cleopatra, Fellini's 8½ and The Pink Panther, with the city's influx of big stars calling by the office every day, and triggered her lifelong love affair with movies.

 Over the years, Maggie has enjoyed being in the most interesting places at the best of their times, while working as the movie agent for some exciting stars: Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Charlotte Rampling, Jacqueline Bisset, Martin Sheen, Raquel Welch, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Peter Sellers, Richard Chamberlain, Peter O'Toole, Britt Ekland, Ken Russell, John Boorman, and many more. Somewhere in between, Maggie was the production assistant on three Broadway plays, and a producer and studio executive at Columbia Pictures where she developed and got production credits on two movies.


Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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17 comments :

  1. Ah, I can see her straining to hear the words. Good book intro.

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  2. Great book review. Sounds like a good one. Thanks for the heads up.

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  3. I've never heard of this book before, though it sounds interesting and looks like it's worth a read.

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  4. I'll be keeping an eye out for this book; thanks for the great review!

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  5. Great review and it sounds like a book that I would have to read in one sitting! It is definitely going on my TBR list.

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  6. That sounds like a book I would like to read. I will have to add it to my list.

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  7. That excerpt makes me want to read more! I have to check out this book.

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  8. The excerpt sound interesting! Need to check this book out!

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  9. Sounds interesting, might have to check it out.

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  10. Sounds like a great read. I will definitely have to put it on my list.

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  11. This looks like a good book. I enjoyed reading your review. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Thanks for sharing. We are about to go on a cruise and I am always looking for books to read under the umbrellas.

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  13. LOL the name of the book gave me a chuckle! Sounds like a nice read.

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  14. Thanks for sharing. This book sounds quite interesting!

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  15. Sounds like an entertaining read! Thank you for sharing!

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  16. Wow! Sounds like a great read! Loving the plot so far! Would love to get into the rest of it!

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