Alix Phillips, a successful journalist, is always willing to put herself on the front line for her job. All that matters is getting the story.After great loss in her early life, Alix struggles to let anyone get too close. She trusts a few people, her mother Isabelle, daughter Faye and friend Ben. Ben, Alex's cameraman and kindred spirit, lives for the thrill of the daring job - it's love that terrifies him.When Alix's boss suspects a major political scandal in the White House, he sends Alix to uncover the truth. This story could blow the corridors of power wide open, and Alix is feeling the heat.For someone who was never scared, Alix must now play some Dangerous Games.About the author Danielle Steel is an internationally best-selling author of over fifty romance novels. Since publishing her first book in 1973, Steel has acquired an enormous following of loyal, avid readers.Steel was born on August 14, 1947, in New York City, the only child of John Schuelein-Steel, a member of Munich's wealthy Lowenbrau beer family, and Norma Schuelein-Steel, an international beauty from Portugal. Steel's parents divorced when she was seven or eight years old. Afterwards, she was raised by relatives and servants in Paris and New York. She graduated from the Lycee Francais when she was not quite fifteen and in 1963 entered New York's Parsons School of Design. However, she soon abandoned her dream of becoming "the new Chanel" when the pressure to succeed caused her to develop a stomach ulcer. She then enrolled at New York University, where she studied until 1967. When she was eighteen, Steel married her first husband, a French banker with homes in New York, San Francisco, and Paris.