A Stone for Danny Fisher


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As a teenager, Danny Fisher had all he ever wanted -- a dog, a grown-up summer job, flirtatious relationships with older women -- and a talent for ruthless boxing that quickly made him a star in the amateur sporting world. But when Danny's family falls on hard times, moving from their comfortable home in Brooklyn to Manhattan's squalid Lower East Side, he is forced to leave his carefree childhood behind. Facing poverty and daily encounters with his violent, anti-Semitic neighbors, Danny must fight both inside and outside the ring just to survive. As his boxing becomes legendary in the city's seedy underworld, packed with wiseguys and loose women, everyone seems to want a hand in Danny's success. Robbins's colorful, fast-talking characters evoke the rough streets of Depression-era New York City. Ronnie, a prostitute ashamed of how far she's fallen and desperately in need of friendship; Sam, a slick bookie who wants to profit from Danny's boxing talent; and Nellie, a beautiful but lonely girl who refuses to believe Danny is beyond redemption -- each of whom has a different vision of Danny's future -- will help steer his rocky course. Gritty, compelling, and groundbreaking for its time, A Stone for Danny Fisher is a tale of ambition, hope, and violence set in a distinct and dangerous period of American history. A classic, sexy bestseller by Harold Robbins, reintroduced to a whole new generation of readers.




Bliss House


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A haunting tale of loss, love - and the secrets our houses can keep.




79 Park Avenue


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A tale from master storyteller Harold Robbins ... Marja starts out a tough girl from the mean streets of New York. Ambitious and driven, over time she rises from street urchin to stripper, later re-inventing herself as Maryann Flood, the queen of an empire of pleasure. From her posh Park Avenue office, Maryann provides access to exciting and sensual women to sate the desires of New York's most powerful men. All is well-until Maryann runs afoul of the law and leaves her empire facing destruction. Arrested for procurement, blackmail, and bribery, she must face prosecutor Mike Keynes, who stands to benefit greatly by bringing her down-and who is facing a dilemma himself. He loves Maryann, and she loves him in return. Now he faces a choice: set aside his personal feelings for the sake of justice, or fall under Maryann's seductive spell and betray his life's work. The inspiration for the highly rated 1977 miniseries of the same name, "79 Park Avenue" tells a sizzling tale of lust, power, and corruption.




The Carpetbaggers


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This legendary masterpiece--the most successful of Robbins's many books--tells a story of money and power, sex and death, and is available once again in an exciting new package. Reissue.




Never Love a Stranger


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Harold Robbins' very first novel is also one of his most powerful. Never Love a Stranger tells the gritty and passionate tale of Francis "Frankie" Kane, from his meager beginnings as an orphan in New York's Hell's Kitchen. From that confused and belittling start, Frank works his way up, choosing the wrong side of the law to make a name for himself. At a young age, he becomes one of the city's most dangerous men, indulging in his passion for power, sex, and the best things in life-whether or not they can be purchased. First published in 1948, the novel began Robbins' prolific career after someone made him a $100 bet that he couldn't write a bestseller. Twenty-six pot-boiling novels later, he proved the power of his words. Never Love a Stranger takes an unflinching look at a New York that's long gone by-exposing life during and after the Great Depression, when the syndicate ruled the city without mercy.




The Predators


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Harold Robbins's historical novel of the twentieth century, The Predators, is the defining work of the author's spectacular career. The Predators combines in one novel the finest attributes of A Stone for Danny Fisher and The Carpetbaggers. It will take you on a wild odyssey through the gaudy and reckless life of Jerry Cooper--his struggles to survive in Depression-era New York, his years in Europe during the Second World War, his friends, his lovers, his life in organized crime, and his entrance into the world of high-powered international business. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.




The Storyteller


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Joe Crowne is a poor boy from Brooklyn with a burning ambition to write... to be a storyteller. Thanks to natural street smarts and ruthless ambition, Joe tears himself free from a world of gangsters, drug dealers, prostitutes, and pimps. In his sights is the unmatched glamour of Hollywood... the dolce vita of Europe... and all the glitter and self-indulgence that comes with success. Yet as much as Joe wants fame, excess, and easy sex, he hungers for real love. The Storyteller is a ticket to the hidden fantasy world of beautiful people, to luxury and desire... it is the story of a brilliant young man whose every American dream came true. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.




The Stallion


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Continuing the phenomenal story in The Betsy, The Stallion reintroduces the Hardeman family and the cutthroat world of their vast automobile empire, where the stakes are high and every man, and woman, is a gambler. Loren Hardeman, known as “Number One,” is gradually transferring control of Bethlehem Motors to his grandson, Loren Hardeman III—a man possessed with his father’s cunning, but sadly lacking in his ability to go for the kill. So when Angelo Perino, an outsider previously nurtured by Number One, threatens the position held by Hardeman III, what ensues is a battle of wills in which integrity takes a backseat to animal instinct, and in which there can only be one winner. Bursting with huge ingredients of lust, greed, sex, and intrigue—and a plot full of twists and double-crosses—this is Harold Robbins at his sizzling best.




The Pirate


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The heir to an oil-rich Arab sheikdom is drawn into a global conspiracy of decadence, money, and terror in this gripping tale from the bestselling author. He’s known as “the Pirate,” a millionaire business tycoon and globetrotting playboy who controls one of the most powerful oil-producing regions in the Middle East. A man of shocking contradictions, he is devoted to his business, his Muslim faith, and to the sensuous pleasures of the Western world. But Baydr Al Fay has a secret history that even he is unaware of—a story that began decades earlier in a raging desert sandstorm—and its shattering repercussions will be felt from Beirut to Paris to Los Angeles. Baydr’s past and his vices have made him the target of a ruthless terrorist organization willing to hold his loved ones hostage. With his life, his family, and his empire threatened, the Pirate must now join forces with a sworn enemy to protect everything that he holds dear. One of the most popular novelists of all time, Harold Robbins is an international phenomenon. With The Pirate, he delivers an epic tale of wealth, lust, secrets, terrorism, and international political intrigue that races at breakneck speed to every corner of the globe.




The Raiders


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Jonas Cord, Jr., is tormented by his father's death, Nevada Smith reappears, and Jonas' daughter and son determine to outdo him