Desperate Measures : Pete Sorenson is an orphan whose wealthy uncle has given him a fairy-tale life - complete with a sweet princess named Annie who provides the emotional support that Pete needs to launch his career as a high-powered attorney. Then Maddie Stern enters the picture. Maddie was a foster child, too, and her breathtaking beauty and mysterious allure entrance Pete. Together they plan a wonderful future - until fate changes all their lives: Pete's, Maddie's, and Annie's. Filled with all the drama, passion, and emotion that have made her novels international bestsellers, Desperate Measures is Fern Michaels writing at the top of her form and at her storytelling best.