The PredatorsBook - 1998
For five decades Harold Robbins has been celebrated worldwide as our country's number one storyteller. The author of a spectacular series of critically acclaimed, international bestsellers, he is frequently cited as fiction's foremost expert on passion, power, and sins of the flesh. Now, at last, Robbins has put it all together in one sweeping, surging novel.Drawing on his own early years in New York's Hell's Kitchen, The Predators sizzles with grit, authenticity, and the harsh sensuality of Robbins's early work, particularly Never Love a Stranger and A Stone for Danny Fisher. Returning to his years in Hollywood with Howard Hughes and Universal Studios his travels through Cannes, Rome, Paris, Rio, the Caribbean, and the Far East, living with and writing about the most ruthless power-brokers of our time, Robbins vividly portrays our eternal obsession with greed, desire, and bind ambition.The Predators -- combining in one novel the finest attributes of A Stone for Danny Fisher and The Carpetbaggers -- 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 and lovers, his life n organized crime -- and his entrance into the world of high-powered international business. More than any of his other books, The Predators is Harold Robbins's crowning achievement -- the defining work of his writing career, the summation of his life.Robbins's dialogue is moving ... his people have the warmth of life. -- The New York TimesRobbins's books are packed with action, sustained by a strong narrative drive, and given vitality by his own colorfullife. -- The Wall Street Journal
Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 1998.
Characteristics: 348 p. ;,24 cm.