The Fifth Horseman: Book summary and reviews of The Fifth Horseman by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

The Fifth Horseman

A Women's Murder Club Thriller

By James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

The Fifth Horseman
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  • Published in USA  Feb 2006,
    400 pages.

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A young mother is recuperating in a San Francisco hospital when she is suddenly gasping for breath. The call button fails to bring help in time. The hospital's doctors, some of the best in the nation, are completely mystified by her death. How did this happen? This is not the first such case at the hospital. Just as patients are about to be released with a clean bill of health, their conditions take a devastating turn for the worse. Accompanied by the newest member of the Women's Murder Club, Yuki Castellano, Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer probes deeper into the incidents.

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"... feels as if Patterson and Paetro have been resting on their laurels a bit too long." - Library Journal.

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James Patterson & Maxine Paetro Author Biography

After initially being turned down by twenty-six publishers, Patterson's first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number (1976), was published and went on to win the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel. However, it was not until the success of Along Came A Spider (1992) that the former chairman of advertising company J. W. Thompson left to take up writing full time. 

As of 2006 it was estimated that he has sold about 130 million books worldwide.  In North America alone he sold 12 million copies in 2006.  In 2005 he had five consecutive #1 New York Times bestselling hardcovers and is the first author to simultaneously hold the #1 spot on both the New York Times adult and children's bestseller lists.

A prolific author, he has written 18 books in his ...

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