Saxon, 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.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. All thoughts and opinions are mine.
I’ve read and reviewed Maggie Abbott’s book, The Acid King, so I was a fan of her unique style of storytelling. She’s got a gift for bringing the characters to life that draws you in on the first page and keeps you glued to your seat until you’re through. The Bimbo Syndicate definitely didn’t disappoint.
From the first chapter, you know that the “bimbos” in this book were not to be trifled with — untimely demise just might follow. I liked how different the leading ladies and their circumstances were from each other, but how well the wound up fitting together.
The Bimbo Syndicate is full of action, danger, mystery, drama, passion and well-placed humor. The jet-setting lifestyle, glamor, espionage and cast of fascinating characters were such a departure from my Midwestern mom life, becoming totally immersed in their world kept me hungry for the next page. I loved becoming immersed in their world and tagging along for the adventure. I look forward to reading more from Maggie Abbott. Where will we go next?
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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.