The Philanthropist's Danse

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Paul was born in England and raised in the picturesque city of Bath. He lived and worked across the South of England and in London.

He moved to Canada in 1996 and lives in Ontario with his wife Lesley.

The Philanthropist's Danse is Paul's first novel.

The Philanthropist's Danse

Authored by Paul Wornham

Twelve people. Five days. One fortune.

Johnston Thurwell, one of the world's richest men, dies unexpectedly. His family expects to inherit his wealth, but instead discover the dying philanthropist has spent his last days planning something called The Danse. The twelve most important people in his life are brought together to decide the most important question at the end of it. Who will inherit his fortune?

The family is sequestered in the philanthropists' remote country mansion with a group that includes his best friend, his most loyal servants, and his greatest rival. They must agree who among them will share the fortune, but they must do it against the clock. Every twenty-four hours, the fortune is reduced. In just five days, it will all be gone.

The thin veneer of civility among the twelve is ripped away by naked greed as their lust for money drives them into betrayal, blackmail and violence.

The desperate family will do anything to save their inheritance. Except share it.

Publication Date:
0987717618 / 9780987717610
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General

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