The PIRATE by Harold Robbins

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In The Pirate, Harold Robbins reached into the exotic, sensual world of the Middle East - into the passionate, violent realm of one indomitable man! The Pirate was the wealthiest sheikh of all Islam. Badyr Al Fay's origins were as mysterious as the shifting desert sands, but his cunning mind had forged a vast economic empire. From the world's luxurious, decadent playgrounds to the intrigues of international finance, he relentlessly conquered the most formidable challenges, and the most beautiful women. But his past haunted his every move, and the woman he loved but could not hold - a beautiful, blonde American - threatened to destroy him. At the pinnacle of his power, as a storm of politics, betrayal and terrorism gathered around him, he would risk everything to gain his ultimate dream - a prince's golden throne...

About Harold Robbins

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Harold Robbins was born in New York City on May 21, 1916. He later claimed to be a Jewish orphan who had been raised in a Catholic boys' home, but in reality he was raised in Brooklyn by his father and stepmother. He made his first million at the age of twenty by selling sugar for wholesale trade. By the beginning of World War II, he lost all his fortunes. He eventually moved to Hollywood and worked for Universal Pictures. His first book, Never Love a Stranger, was published in 1948. He began writing full time in 1957. He published more than 20 books during his lifetime including The Dream Merchants (1949), The Betsy (1971), The Storyteller (1982), and The Carpetbaggers (1961). His novel, A Stone for Danny Fisher (1951), was adapted into a 1958 motion picture King Creole starring Elvis Presley. He died from respiratory heart failure on October 14, 1997 at the age of 81. Since his death, several new books have been published, written by ghostwriters and based on his notes and unfinished stories.
Published September 23, 1974 by Simon & Schuster. 408 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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