The 5th Horseman

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The 5th Horseman
The 5th Horseman Book Cover.jpg
First edition cover
Author James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Country United States
Language English
Series Women's Murder Club
Genre Thriller, Mystery novel
Published 2006 (Little, Brown)
Media type Print (hardcover)
Pages 410 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN 978-0-316-15977-7
OCLC 61162187
813/.54 22
LC Class PS3566.A822 A6154 2006
Preceded by 4th of July
Followed by The 6th Target

The 5th Horseman is the fifth book in the Women's Murder Club series featuring Lindsay Boxer by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro first published on February 2006. The novel like many in the series was commercially successful and repeatedly appeared in Publishers Weekly bestseller lists, and high in the 2006 list at the end of that year.[1]


Somebody dies. 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? Apocalypse nears.

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.

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  1. ^ "Publishers Weekly bestsellers". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2008-02-22.