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The Stallion
     

The Stallion

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by Harold Robbins
 

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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

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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.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Twenty-five years ago, The Betsy, Robbins's bestselling novel about the auto industry, marked the beginning of the author's glory years as the king of commercial fiction. After the success of such titles as The Lonely Lady and Dreams Die First, a subsequent string of tired potboilers (The Piranhas, etc.) saw Robbins's sales skid. Now, in an energetic attempt to reverse that trend, the author has begun to write sequels to his best-known books: first The Raiders, which followed up The Carpetbaggers, and now this robust son of The Betsy, which mimics all the personal vendettas, steamy sex and complex plotting-as well as cardboard characters-of the original. It's 1972, and tyrannical auto tycoon Loren Hardeman has just fired the brilliant Italian-American racecar driver and auto designer, Angelo Perino, despite the fact that Angelo saved the company from being taken over by Hardeman's sinister grandson, Loren III. In revenge for Angelo's interference, Loren III has had the man beaten almost to death by thugs. Now the recuperating Angelo marries the bisexual Cindy, a test driver-turned-art dealer, and vows to even the score by taking the business away from the ruthless Hardemans. The international art world, the Japanese impact on the auto industry and a blood feud provide a fascinating global web of subplots in bedchambers and boardrooms as Robbins spins his lascivious, melodramatic tale. While this novel may not be the powerhouse The Betsy was, it has wheels and is a worthy successor. Doubleday Book Club alternate selection. (Feb.)
Library Journal
Perennial best seller Robbins gallups up with a sequel to The Betsy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439141106
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
06/19/2012
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
224,838
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Harold Robbins was born in 1915 in New York's Hell's Kitchen. He wrote twenty-three novels, as well as numerous film and television scripts. A bestselling novelist for over half a century, his novels have sold over 500 million copies.

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The Stallion 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
((It is getting litle techo, so any tips about the caption in equestria serect safe sevices?)) <p> Blight was looking that stallion. She thought,"Hmm... " then the device bleeped. The gray colored hooves touched, Stallion of Cupcakes greeted,"Hello." Her mother said,"No. You are not going to that place and THAT IS FINAL!!!" The stallion grumbled and he sat for dinner. Cupcakes was there, eating a veggie bowl. She yelled t her father,"Dad, YOU HAD BEEN WORKING THAT PLACE ALL TIME!!! " The stallion placed his glads on table loudly. He said,"Excuse me?" Cupcakes groaned and yelled. She was angry that her father is working all time. Not spending timw with her family. She thought,"He should be a better faher." She used magic to protect. She left for night. She disappeared with her stuff with her. Her cell phone charger, blankets, big tent, sleeping bag, at least with food. She disappeared out of her family tree.
grandma5BD More than 1 year ago
Loved it couldn't put it down