The Winner Stands Alone: A Novel (P.S.)

By Paulo Coelho

The Winner Stands Alone is a suspenseful novel concerning the interesting worlds of fortune and famous person, the place the dedication to luxurious and luck at any price usually prevents one from listening to what the guts really wants.

Coelho takes us to the Cannes movie pageant, the place the so-called Superclass gathers—those who've made it within the dreammaker’s international of favor and cinema. a few of them have even reached the very best and are afraid to lose their lofty positions. cash, strength, and status are at stake—things for which most folks are ready to do something to keep.

At this contemporary self-importance reasonable we meet Igor, a Russian millionaire; center japanese model czar Hamid; American actress Gabriela, wanting to land a lead position; bold felony detective Savoy, hoping to solve the case of his lifestyles; and Jasmine, a girl near to a profitable modeling occupation.

Who will achieve choosing his or her personal own dream among the prefabricated ones—and reach making it come precise?

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They prove going to mattress jointly, however the foreigner, feeling unusually comfortable on eu soil, beverages greater than he should still; the drink loosens his tongue and he says greater than he should still too. the subsequent morning, he realizes his mistake and asks the pro hit man—every gang has one—to fix things out. all of it suits so completely that it has to be real. all of it matches so completely that it is not sensible in any respect. It simply wasn’t credible cocaine cartel might have determined to carry this kind of assembly in a city which, in the course of the movie pageant, is heaving with additional police introduced in from all around the nation, with inner most bodyguards, with protection guards employed for a few of the events, and with detectives charged with holding a round the clock watch at the beneficial jewels being worn within the streets and in other places. even if if that have been precise, it might be both strong for his profession. A settling of bills among mafia males might allure as a lot exposure as a serial killer. HE CAN sit back; regardless of the fact of the problem, he'll eventually collect the popularity he has regularly felt he deserved. He turns off the siren. It has taken him part an hour to force alongside the toll road and throughout an invisible barrier into one other nation, and he’s simply mins from his vacation spot. His brain, in spite of the fact that, is mulling over what are, in conception, forbidden suggestions. 3 murders in a single day. His prayers are with the households of the sufferers, because the politicians continuously say. And he is aware that the kingdom can pay him to keep up order and never to leap up and down with glee while it’s disrupted in this type of violent demeanour. instantaneously, the commissioner may be pacing his workplace, wide awake that he now has difficulties to unravel: discovering the killer (or killers, simply because he will not be confident by means of Savoy’s thought) and protecting the click at bay. everyone seems to be very frightened; different police stations within the quarter were alerted and an Identi-Kit photograph of the assassin despatched through the web to police automobiles within the zone. a political candidate will also have had his hard-earned relaxation interrupted as the leader of police believed the problem to be so very gentle that he felt it essential to move accountability directly to an individual greater up the chain of command. The baby-kisser is not going to take the bait, telling the manager of police to make sure that town returns to general once attainable simply because “millions or 1000's of thousands of euros depend upon it. ” He doesn’t are looking to become involved; he has extra very important matters to unravel, like which wine to serve that evening to a vacationing international delegation. “Am I at the correct direction? ” Savoy asks himself. The forbidden strategies go back. He feels satisfied. this can be the excessive aspect of a profession spent filling in varieties and working with trivialities. It had by no means happened to him that this sort of scenario might produce in him this kingdom of euphoria—he can, ultimately, be a true detective, the fellow with a idea that is going opposed to all good judgment, and who will prove being given a medal simply because he was once the 1st to determine what not anyone else may possibly. He won’t confess this to someone, no longer even to his spouse, who will be horrified and suppose that he should have briefly misplaced his cause lower than the tension of engaged on any such risky case.

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