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Six White Horses: A Thriller Hardcover – Oct 4 2002


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books; First Edition edition (Oct. 4 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031229025X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312290252
  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 14.4 x 2.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,255,558 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Gaylord Dold (Samedi's Knapsack, etc.) offers spare prose and first-class entertainment in his stand-alone thriller, Six White Horses. After his Marine sergeant, Harry Wilde, frames him for drug possession, Palmer manages to break out of jail and escape to Mexico, but seven years will pass before Palmer catches up with Wilde, now a wealthy drug dealer-and the woman and child he left behind.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Seven years ago, Corporal Jesse Palmer went AWOL from the U.S. Marine Corps and fled to Mexico to escape an illegal drug frame-up orchestrated by sadistic Sergeant Harry Wilde. Now, in an unfortunate twist of fate, Wilde shows up in the sleepy Mexican town where Palmer has been living in exile and demands that he smuggle six bags of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic heroin known as White Horse, over the border into the U.S. Wilde is holding hostages-- Suzanne, Palmer's ex-girlfriend, and Adam, a son he has never seen--and promises to kill them if Palmer refuses to act as his courier. The tension runs so thick you'll be able to cut it with a switchblade as Palmer races frantically to find a solution to his seemingly insurmountable problem. Desperate characters, seedy locales, and a pat but satisfying ending all contribute to the appeal of this neo-noir thriller by veteran suspense author Dold. Violence, while not gratuitous, is very much a presence throughout the book. Michael Gannon
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Format: Hardcover
In California, USMC Corporal Palmer waits for his girlfriend Suzanne to arrive at the pier when instead Marine Sergeant Harry Wilde confronts him with a choice. Harry demands Palmer serves as a mule trafficking in drug sales or face jail time for possession. Following being framed of a drug charge of possession of snort, with the help of Suzanne, Palmer flees to Mexico because he knows he cannot win against Wilde.

Several years later, Palmer feels guilty that he abandoned Suzanne, who has given birth to his son whom he has never met. Palmer also realizes that he still loves Suzanne. However, he as a new problem or perhaps a better way to look at it is the return of an old problem. Ex- marine Harry Wilde is in Mexico seeking a new messenger to work his expanded trafficking that now also includes weapons. He sees Palmer as the perfect dupe, but the dishonorably discharged corporal is not the same kid railroaded seven years ago.

SIX WHITE HORSES is a strong thriller gripping the reader in its suspense and never frees anyone until the novel is finished. The story line is loaded with entertaining action, but the key antagonists seem genuine especially the beleaguered Palmer. Some readers will feel Wilde is over the edge with no redeeming qualities, but he serves as the catalyst to all that happens to the other prime cast. Gaylord Dold furbishes a strong take no prisoner thriller that is 200 proof octane.

Harriet Klausner
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There is a movie here, with great characters and good action. Is anyone paying attention? An absolute page turner, with an old fashioned hero, a brave mother and retribution. Have fun.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
200 proof octane thriller Sept. 25 2002
By Harriet Klausner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
In California, USMC Corporal Palmer waits for his girlfriend Suzanne to arrive at the pier when instead Marine Sergeant Harry Wilde confronts him with a choice. Harry demands Palmer serves as a mule trafficking in drug sales or face jail time for possession. Following being framed of a drug charge of possession of snort, with the help of Suzanne, Palmer flees to Mexico because he knows he cannot win against Wilde.

Several years later, Palmer feels guilty that he abandoned Suzanne, who has given birth to his son whom he has never met. Palmer also realizes that he still loves Suzanne. However, he as a new problem or perhaps a better way to look at it is the return of an old problem. Ex- marine Harry Wilde is in Mexico seeking a new messenger to work his expanded trafficking that now also includes weapons. He sees Palmer as the perfect dupe, but the dishonorably discharged corporal is not the same kid railroaded seven years ago.

SIX WHITE HORSES is a strong thriller gripping the reader in its suspense and never frees anyone until the novel is finished. The story line is loaded with entertaining action, but the key antagonists seem genuine especially the beleaguered Palmer. Some readers will feel Wilde is over the edge with no redeeming qualities, but he serves as the catalyst to all that happens to the other prime cast. Gaylord Dold furbishes a strong take no prisoner thriller that is 200 proof octane.

Harriet Klausner
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Bad drugs, bad guys, good read March 18 2004
By John Bowes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
There is a movie here, with great characters and good action. Is anyone paying attention? An absolute page turner, with an old fashioned hero, a brave mother and retribution. Have fun.
the bad guy rides the White Horse July 8 2013
By jeffw - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The title of this taut thriller, Six White Horses, refers to synthetic heroin, known on the steet as H, Horse, and White Horse. This is the product that our protagonist, Palmer, is blackmailed into ferrying over the U.S. border for Staff Sergeant Harry Wilde, who knows he can railroad Palmer to jail on false drug charges if Palmer doesn't play ball with him. Like all Dold's novels, the characters here are sharply drawn and believable and the plot arranged to keep the reader interested and turning pages. This is a novel that showcases human desperation and shows how someone with courage and hope can defeat it.


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