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 newest addition to the top-selling 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).
©2006 James Patterson; (P)2006 Time Warner AudioBooks. All rights reserved. A division of Time Warner Book Group.
The story is okay and it was nice to visit again with Lindsey and friends, but if you have ever worked in a hospital as a medical professional you will find it difficult to ignore the obvious and gaping holes in the story.
I wish I could give this 10 stars. This is the best book I have ever read. It can be a little hard to get into for some people but it is well worth it! This is a must read! Love it - I want to tell everyone all about it but afraid if I said saying how good it was that I will give it all away......
Whatever made James Patterson, whose Alex Cross books I have liked until they, too, became very trite think that he could write as women??? He must have a group of people writing for him!! The worst thing about this poorly-written book, is that Patterson has absolutely NO ear for the voice of girlfriends. The language, & especially during their meals together, is so stilted and sounds nothing like woman/girl talk. Please take more time on these books, Mr. P. You don't need to turn 6 out every year! Try one well plotted, with a white American male as the hero, and who doesn't jump into bed with 3 or 4 women in every book. The reader was good, but she must have felt awful using this stupid non-girly language.
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This a good continuation of the Murder Club mysteries. There are parts that don't relate with the main story, but it's still a good read. I liked the 4th book in the series better, but I really like Lindsey Boxer.
I love the "Women's Murder Club" that is the only reason I gave this one 2 stars.
1-3 series were great the 4th one which was my first James Patterson book was pretty good, however, not as good as the first 3. This one was done very poorly and it almost seems he was pushed for time and threw this together just to get another book on the shelves. I read all the other reviews and still needed to read since it is the 5th in the Series. Two stories in one which I feel the first story just takes up space and time and lacks in everything. The second story very predictable and I agree the ending very rush probably just like his timeline to get another book on the shelves. This was a big let down. I have been waiting for months to get the next "Women's Murder Club" This was a very badly written story and no background on any of the new charaters, weak plots, no imagination at all. The one thing I like is Lindsay and her Dog.
I do look forward to the Next in the Series and to be a Great One just like his Past books were, if not I may have to resign reading any more of James Patterson.
This is my first and last Patterson book. I found nothing thrilling or suspenseful here. What I found was a predictable poorly developed story fit for a 1970s cartoon. This book seems too juvenile even for high schoolers – then again, maybe not.
For one, the character descriptions were awful and idiotic. Take the Spanish doctor. How can a person’s Spanish lineage show in his black eyes? Are there tiny conquistadors dancing around in his pupils in the dark? Thick black hair and black eyes tell me nothing about a person’s heritage!
Also, the dialogue was hokey and awkward. I felt a knot form in my stomach by the plethora of legal and medical jargon (and regular slang) nonsensically thrown around. I believe that the author either made up or misstated a great deal of the jargon! As an attorney, I have never heard anyone use the phrase "lawyering up" on me. This phrase is a newspaper headline misuse of the term "lawyering," which generally connotes the practice of law by lawyers.
And, finally, just when I was set to throw my computer out the window, I was suddenly crippled by the nauseous, first romantic segment! Blah!
If you enjoy your time and money, I suggest that you stay away from this book as if your life depended on it…
I can see how this book might be fun, but frankly I was turned off by how ridiculous it is. I found the clumsy writing and sterotypical characters distracting.
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