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Stiletto [Kindle Edition]

Harold Robbins
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Book Description

Cesare Cardinale is an amoral, aristocratic Italian playboy—an entrepreneur and race car driver who wants for nothing—whether it’s fast cars, beautiful women, or orgies of debauchery. Cesare, however, has two dirty secrets: First, he has a penchant for violence that borders on the sadistic and sociopathic; second, he owes his extravagant life to a Sicilian Mafia don, creating a seemingly perfect relationship—as he leads a double life as a Mafia assassin.

But when Cesare is ordered to murder four U.S. government witnesses in protective custody, he attracts the attention of a mysterious special agent who will stop at nothing to bring the crime syndicate down. Soon Cesare is engaged in a lethal game of cat-and-mouse against both an adversary who is more than his match, as he understands what makes Cesare tick, and the Mafia, who fears he might talk.

From the author of The New York Times #1 best-selling novel The Carpetbaggers comes a story about the Mafia, written when American leaders like J. Edgar Hoover were still skeptical about the existence of an Italian-American organized crime network or the Cosa Nostra. Published a decade earlier, this novel inspired books like Mario Puzo’s The Godfather and helped ignite American pop culture’s insatiable fascination with the Mafia that continues today.

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Harold Robbins (1916–1997) is one of the best-selling American fiction writers of all time, ranking 5th on the World’s Best-Selling Fiction Author List just behind William Shakespeare and Agatha Christie. He wrote over 25 best-selling novels, sold more than 750 million copies in 42 languages and spent over 300 weeks combined on The New York Times best sellers list. His books were adapted into 13 commercially successful films and also television series that garnered numerous Oscar®, Golden Globe® and Primetime Emmy® 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 best-selling 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.”

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About the Author

Born in New York in 1916, Harold Robbins grew up during the Depression. He left school at fifteen-and-a-half to go to work, and by the time he was twenty-one had made his first fortune and lost it. When he was thirty, Harold Robbins began to write. NEVER LOVE A STRANGER became an immediate bestseller. He then became the world's bestselling writer, many of his novels were filmed, and his books translated into almost every language. He died in 1998.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1263 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: RosettaBooks (15 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KDNO69U
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #118,122 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bond-like Mob Assassin, Sponsored by Ferrari! 28 July 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This is one of my favorite Harold Robbins books, as it was one of his favorites. Crazy, wonderful story of a complete sociopath - an international Ferrari-driving, high-stakes gambling, jet-setting playboy who just happens to be one of the Mafia's highly-trained killers. When he is asked to eliminate 4 witnesses set to testify against the Mob in the US, Cesare completes his task in a skilled (but balls-to-the-wall) manner. And you see this is a man who enjoys his job. Something to be done, without remorse...killing without a conscience. Very Bond-like.

But when he realizes that he has become a "loose-end" for his employers, he uses his skills to stay alive and turn the tables on his benefactor.

Easy to see why Robbins loved this book. He should've used it as a launching pad for an entire series of books based on Cesare!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fairly interesting personal experiment 25 Aug. 2014
By Al
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It is a few decades since I read anything by Harold Robbins and, when I saw this on offer as a Kindle Deal, I thought I would give my 99p to find out what made me such an avid (but furtive) reader of Harold Robbins when I was a teenager. It is easy reading, with sex, a little bit of suspense, sex, violence, sex, a straightforward plot and sex. I found that, over the years, Harold Robbins books had not changed (every time, you get exactly what you expect) but I had changed and, whilst it was an okay read, it was overshadowed by many, if not most, of the hundreds of books I have read in recent years. I was unable to put my finger on what had drawn me in, when I was a teenager, so I tried the same experiment, on the same basis, with The Pirate and still did not get a firm result - there are no Harold Robbins books on my very lengthy Wish List.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stiletto. Mafia type story. 4 July 2014
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A classic. Read this years ago and when my partner was ill in bed got it again for him to read. He thoroughly enjoyed it as did my son after he was then given it. Too good to be made into a film (although it might have been as its by Harold Robbins) which wouldn't do it justice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 3 July 2014
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As in all of Robbins books over 18 only.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting yarn 13 May 2015
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A good but not exceptional story. Well worth a read for just a couple of quid. Very good value for money.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 4 Sept. 2014
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I love Harrold Robbins usually but found this story line predictable and the ending dissapointing.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Stiletto 15 Oct. 2006
Format:Paperback
Cesare Cardinale is a rich businessman and race driver who also works as a hitman for the Mafia, because he enjoys killing. But after killing four would-be-witnesses, the Mafia bosses are afraid he might talk, so they want him dead.

The plot is a standard hitman story without any surprises. The focus is more on Cesare's romantic affairs than on the actual Mafia/hitman story. The book also spends quite long parts on background stories on the two female characters. "Stiletto" is a quick read, but not very interesting.
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