Synopses & Reviews
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.
THE 5TH HORSEMAN RIDES.
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.
"The novel is written in short, snappy chapters, and the authors don't rush to any obvious conclusions, raising The 5th Horseman well above the level of other 'angel of death' thrillers" Associated Press
"Newcomers and devoted fans alike will love the fifth entry in the prolific Patterson's latest detective series....Patterson, known for a steady stream of artful thrillers, again delivers the fast-paced action that has won him millions of readers." Justice Magazine
"The solid storytelling, engaging characters and, perhaps most importantly, the anything-can-happen plot lines have made each of the books in this series a notation on the must-read lists of hordes of readers. The 5th Horseman is no exception." BookReporter.com
"Patterson and Paetro have collaborated again to write a thrilling page-turner with great depth of characters and an exciting plot. This is one of the best mystery series around. Can't wait for book six!" Fresh Fiction
In this #1 "New York Times" bestseller by Patterson and Paetro, the Women's Murder Club faces an unspeakable horror in an irresistible hospital and courtroom thriller.
It is a wild race against time as Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer and the newest member of the Women's Murder Club, attorney Yuki Castellano, lead an investigation into a string of mysterious patient deaths--and reveal 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, the Women's Murder Club hunts for a merciless killer among its esteemed medical staff. The newest addition to the topselling new mystery series takes the Women's Murder Club to the most terrifying heights of suspense they have yet to encounter. THE 5TH HORSEMAN proves once again that James Patterson is "the page-turningest author in the game right now " (San Francisco Chronicle).
About the Author
James Patterson, the author of countless international bestsellers, wrote much of Santa Kid
in the family playroom with his young son Jack. Some of his top hit novels include the #1 New York Times
bestsellers Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas
and the Alex Cross series, including Along Came a Spider
. The Patterson family lives in Florida.
Maxine Paetro is a novelist and a journalist. She lives with her husband in New York.