The 5th Horseman

The 5th Horseman

Large Print - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
Horrified when the newest member of the Women's Murder Club's mother dies after being given a wrong medication, lieutenant Lindsay Boxer discovers that similar deaths have occurred at the same hospital and enlists the club's assistance in determining if someone is purposely killing patients. By the author of Honeymoon. (Suspense)

Hachette Book Group
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. Could these cases just be appalling coincidences? Or is a maniac playing God with people's lives? When someone close to the Women's Murder Club begins to exhibit the same frightening symptoms, Lindsay fears no one is safe.

It is a wild race against time as Lindsay's investigation reveals a hospital administration determined to shield its reputation at all costs. And while the hospital wages an explosive court battle that grips the entire nation, Lindsay and the Women's Murder Club hunt for a merciless killer among its esteemed medical staff.


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When patients mysteriously take a turn for the worse at San Francisco Medical Center, Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club must face an unspeakable menace, possibly the most terrifying situation they have encountered.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2006
Edition: First Large print edition
ISBN: 9780316154772
0316154776
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT FIC Patterson, J 100.5 2006
Characteristics: Large print
486 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.3 11.0 105185
Additional Contributors: Paetro, Maxine
Alternative Title: Fifth horseman

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newfieshawn
Nov 16, 2015

80 chapters in and loving this book cant wait to read the rest love this book

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rahmmie
Aug 02, 2014

After some truly exceptional books, Patterson has consistently delivered entertaining, readable books that are good. Nothing truly exceptional about them and perfect for a plane ride, an afternoon at the beach, or light reading but not something that will stay in my memory as one of my favorites

lfranz Aug 15, 2012

Great read - really enjoy how the 4 friends blend!

aaa5756 Apr 03, 2012

A++ All the way….A must have Book in all Libraries - worth the long library wait and WORTH the cost of owing!

Kiibbles May 30, 2011

i love lindsay

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Ubalstecha
Jun 07, 2010

James Patterson is a publisher's dream. He produces two hugely popular mystery/thriller series that routinely hit the best seller lists. He even makes appearances on Castle.

5th Horsman is the fifth (how appropriate) installment in his Women's Murder Club series. It finds our four female protagonists dealing with three concurrent cases; a hospital malpractice suit, a murder spree in the same hospital and a series of deaths of young escorts.

And that is the problem with this book. There is too much going on. By packing more action than a Bruckheimer movie into 410 pages, Patterson (and co-author Maxine Paetro) sacrifice things like character development. It would have been a far better book if we had only had the hospital malpractice/hospital murder plot and they left the escort murders for another book.

The book is also a very quick read. With chapters lasting three or four pages at most, a strong reader can plow through this book in less than a day. Not high literature, but a fun way to spend a few hours.

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Cabby
Nov 05, 2007

I love this author.

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