From Harold Robbins comes a collections of stories featuring his most notorious crimes and criminals.
From Harold Robbins comes a collection of stories featuring notorious crimes and criminals. Stiletto: Italian aristocratic playboy Cesare Cardinale performs the dirty work of a Sicilian Mafia Don with pleasure and aplomb—in exchange for an extravagant and debaucherous lifestyle. But his murderous activities attract the attention of a mysterious special agent—and soon Cesare is engaged in a struggle for his life.Where Love Has Gone: In love and soon to be a father, Luke Carey has the life he’s always wanted. That is, until a mysterious late-night phone call summons him to San Francisco. Luke’s first daughter whom he hasn’t seen in six years, fourteen-year-old Danielle, needs him, and he’s desperate to do anything he can to help. But coming back into Danielle’s life means facing his ex-wife Nora, and the explosive, violent drama of the life he left behind.Never Love a Stranger: Telling the story of Francis "Frankie" Kane, an orphan growing up in the dirty world of New York’s Hell’s Kitchen who turns to crime after being kicked out of a Catholic orphanage when it is discovered that he is of Jewish descent. This is the only life he knows, and he’s good at it. Frankie quickly makes a name for himself and becomes one of New York’s most dangerous men, ruling the city with an iron fist and indulging in his passion for sex, power and the best things life has to offer—regardless of whether they’re for sale. But Frankie’s childhood friend, Jerry, grows to become an ambitious, tough-as-nails district attorney—determined to bring Frankie down.
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 <i>The New York Times</i> 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 <i>Never Love a Stranger</i>, <i>The Carpetbaggers</i>, <i>Where Love Has Gone</i>, and <i>The Adventurers</i>. 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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