Harold Robbins

Harold Robbins (1916–1997) is one of the best-selling American fiction writers of all time, ranking 5th on the World’s Best-Selling Fiction Author List just behind William Shakespeare and Agatha Christie. He wrote over 25 best-selling novels, sold more than 750 million copies in 42 languages and spent over 300 weeks combined on The New York Times best sellers list. His books were adapted into 13 commercially successful films and also television series that garnered numerous Oscar®, Golden Globe® and Primetime Emmy® nominations starring Steve McQueen, Elvis Presley, Laurence Olivier, Bette Davis, Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones and more.
The self-proclaimed "world’s best writer in plain English," Robbins wrote novels that resonated with audiences due to their graphic depictions of sex, violence, power and drugs, and the multilayered complexities of his characters, as evidenced by his best-selling novels Never Love a Stranger, The Carpetbaggers, Where Love Has Gone, and The Adventurers. He once said in an interview: "People make their own choices every day about what they are willing to do. We don’t have the right to judge them or label them. At least walk in their shoes before you do."
Robbins’ personal life was as fascinating to the public as his novels. An enthusiastic participant in the social and sexual revolution of the 1960s, Robbins cultivated a "playboy" image and maintained friendships with stars including Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dino De Laurentiis, Robert Evans, Ringo Starr, Barbara Eden, Lena Horne and Quincy Jones, and was one of the first novelists to be prominently featured in gossip magazines, earning him the title of "The World’s First Rock Star Author."

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Harold Robbins Thrillers

From the author of The New York Times #1 bestselling novel The Carpetbaggers comes a four-book bundle of Harold Robbins’s best thrillers. His books have long resonated with audiences due to their graphic depictions and complex, multilayered characters, garnering as much acclaim as they did condemnation.
Never Leave Me: Ambitious advertising executive Brad Rowan comes to New York with a mission: make it big, and do it fast. Reminiscent of Mad Men, this is a tale of greed, sensuality, and all-consuming ambition.
Dreams Die First: Casino mogul and porn pioneer Gareth Brendan has money, fame, drugs, and women at his beck and call. But Gareth’s wealth has a big downside—it makes him a target for a ruthless crime syndicate who will stop at nothing to bring his empire down.
The Adventurers: Full of violent revolution, sex, betrayal, greed, and political intrigue, this tale follows the life of Latin American playboy Dax Xenos—from a childhood of poverty and privation to the height of power in a dangerous, unpredictable country.
Goodbye, Janette: The indomitable Tanya emerges from the horrors of WWII Europe to take the fashion world by storm—and creates an haute couture empire. One of Robbins’s most controversial and shockingly erotic novels, Goodbye, Janette is a pulp fiction classic—one that’s sure to satisfy.

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The Adventurers

From the author of The New York Times #1 best-selling novel The Carpetbaggers comes a tale of violence, sex, betrayal, revenge and intrigue. The Adventurers is a story of revolution and danger in the sultry jungles of South America.

As a young boy, Diogenes Alejandro Xenos ("Dax") witnesses the brutal rape and murder of his mother and sister by government troops—experiencing the drama of revolution, loss, and tragedy firsthand. He is sent to Europe by the victorious rebel leader to rebuild his country’s diplomatic and financial status post-revolution, and is immediately thrown into the elite environment of Europe’s jet set society of international bankers and diplomats.

Outwardly, Dax lives a life of privilege as one of the continent’s most sought-after, hedonistic playboys—wanted by men and women alike, but for very different reasons. Inside, however, he channels his fear, anger and hatred for the new regime, which he realizes is as corrupt as the old, into a desire to disrupt the status quo. Once a favorite of the general-turned-dictator, Dax quickly becomes an outlaw in his own country, living on the fringes of society as a rebel hell-bent on a new revolution.

This epic tale of escape from the horrors of a third world regime is one of Harold Robbins' most ambitious novels ever, combining his trademark sensuality with political intrigue, a globe-spanning variety of exotic locales, and themes that never seem to change—political intrigue, greed, power, money, violence, sex and betrayal.

With Dax Xenos, Robbins thrills and excites us with one of his most memorable and intriguing characters—a flawed and complicated hero.

The Adventurers was one of Robbins’ most successful novels, spending 41 weeks on The New York Times best sellers list. Today, this novel easily proves that Robbins’ compelling prose still has the power to surprise, titillate, and move readers.

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Descent from Xanadu

"Robbins brought four-letter words and kinky sex out of the dirty bookstore and onto the bedside table of mainstream America." —USA Today

Ruthless, unscrupulous, devastatingly handsome, and insatiable Judd Crane, the richest man in the world, has everything a man could want in life: an endless supply of money, women, power and sex. But despite his vast riches, he realizes that he cannot escape death.

From the author of The New York Times #1 best-selling novel The Carpetbaggers comes a tale of a fierce obsession—immortality. Determined to cheat death, Judd embarks on a dangerous path from Yugoslavia to China, from the sheltered paradise of his lush private island to a secret atomic city in the jungles of Brazil. Along the way, Judd will stop at nothing to find what he’s looking for—including chancing death, endangering his fortune, outmaneuvering foreign agents, and, ultimately, risking both his business empire and the woman he loves—until the very last second, when he discovers the most vital secret of all.

With over 16 weeks on The New York Times best sellers list, this novel of intrigue, decadence, and ruthless determination is pure storytelling—sure to keep you turning pages.

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