THE FIFTH HORSEMAN; A Novel
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1980. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by BOTH AUTHORS Collins & Lapierre on the title page, small quarto (9 1/2" x 6 3/4"), black quarter cloth with silver & red lettering on spine over charcoal gray boards, archival polyester-protected photographic dust jacket (unclipped) depicting golden clouds by Hannaii Ent., black endpapers, 478 pages. Weight: 1 lb. 13 oz. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #6693
SSUPERIOR DOUBLY-SIGNED COPY. Tight, bright, clean in NF unclipped dust jacket. Slight tanning to inside of dj front flap's upper edge. No previous owner or remainder marks.
Dominique Lapierre (born 1931 in France) is a French author well known for Freedom At Midnight about the events surrounding Indian independence. His co-author Larry Collins was an American writer born 1929, Hartford, Connecticut, later married to Nadia Sultan– d. 2005 in Fréjus, France. Shortly before Collins' death, he again collaborated with Lapierre on Is New York Burning (2005).
The Fifth Horseman describes a terrorist attack on New York masterminded by Libya's Colonel Gaddafi. The book created such a shocking effect that the French President cancelled the sale of nuclear reactors to Libya. In addition, Paramount Pictures dropped their plan to make a movie based on the book out of concerns that fanatics mitght emulate the book's scenario!