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The Fifth Horseman
The Fifth Horseman
Author: Larry Collins, Dominique Lapierre
In a suspenseful novel of terrorist threat, Libyan leader Qaddafi holds New York City hostage with the threat of setting off a hidden nuclear bomb.
ISBN-13: 9780380547340
ISBN-10: 0380547341
Publication Date: 12/1987
Pages: 482
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  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books (Mm)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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One of the all-time great thrillers. The original techno-thriller, pre-Clancy and better than anything he ever wrote. Even scarier now after 9/11 than when it was written. The final line of the book sent a shiver down my spine. Phenomenal book.
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An excellent read - good rainy day story.
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A thermonuclear bomb planted in New York City provides powerful leverage against the President of the United States. Muammar al-Qaddafi, Israeli government leaders, U.S. officials and the terrorists make up the cast of characters. Christopher Hurt does a masterful job of narration. His pacing and voice identify each individual and draw the reader into the action. At the same time, Hurt's sensitive interpretation allows the reader to sympathize with the different dilemmas involved. The scenario seems plausible; Hurt's powerful reading moves it into the realm of possibility.


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