Stallion Cover


By Harold Robbins

Gallery Books, Paperback, 9781451682311, 400pp.

Publication Date: December 31, 2011

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.

About the Author
Harold Robbins (1916 1997) is one of the bestselling American fiction writers of all time, ranking 5th on the World s Bestselling Fiction Author List just behind William Shakespeare and Agatha Christie. He wrote over 25 bestselling novels, sold more than 750 million copies in 42 languages and spent over 300 weeks combined on The New York Times bestsellers list. His books were adapted into 13 commercially successful films and also television series that garnered numerous Oscar(r), Golden Globe(r), and Primetime Emmy(r) 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 bestselling novels Never Love a Stranger, The Carpetbaggers, Where Love Has Gone, and The Adventurers. 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.