The numerically titled Women's Murder Club novels by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro are becoming an institution. The solid storytelling, engaging characters and, perhaps most importantly, the anything-can-happen plot lines have made each of the books in this series a notation on the must-read lists of hordes of readers. THE 5th HORSEMAN is no exception.
Patterson and Paetro are at their best here, weaving a number of plots together to create a novel that dips and flows across genre lines. Something is horribly wrong at San Francisco Municipal Hospital, where patients admitted through the emergency room and seemingly on the road to recovery take a tur