The Gemini Contenders: A Novel

The Gemini Contenders: A Novel

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by Robert Ludlum
     
 

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Salonika, Greece: December 1939. In the dead of night, a clandestine order of monks embarks on a desperate mission: to transport a mysterious vault to a hiding place high in the Italian Alps. The sinister cache, concealed for centuries, could rip apart the Christian world. Now, as the Nazi threat marches inexorably closer, men both good and evil will be drawn

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Salonika, Greece: December 1939. In the dead of night, a clandestine order of monks embarks on a desperate mission: to transport a mysterious vault to a hiding place high in the Italian Alps. The sinister cache, concealed for centuries, could rip apart the Christian world. Now, as the Nazi threat marches inexorably closer, men both good and evil will be drawn into a violent and deadly hunt, sparking a relentless struggle that could forever change the world as we know it.
 
Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Gemini Contenders
 
“[Robert Ludlum’s] most ambitious novel . . . Its twist and turns carry the reader on a fast bobsled run. . . . A marvelously unflagging imagination.”The New York Times
 
“A winner . . . one of those books you intend to put down after just one more chapter . . . suddenly it’s two in the morning and you’ve read the whole thing.”—United Press International
 
“A skyrocket of a book . . . The action never stops for a second.”The Plain Dealer
 
“Packed full of excitement.”The Denver Post

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Identity.

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Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Gemini Contenders
 
“[Robert Ludlum’s] most ambitious novel . . . Its twist and turns carry the reader on a fast bobsled run. . . . A marvelously unflagging imagination.”The New York Times
 
“A winner . . . one of those books you intend to put down after just one more chapter . . . suddenly it’s two in the morning and you’ve read the whole thing.”—United Press International
 
“A skyrocket of a book . . . The action never stops for a second.”The Plain Dealer
 
“Packed full of excitement.”The Denver Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307813831
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/14/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
97,863
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Robert Ludlum was the author of twenty-one novels, each a New York Times bestseller. There are more than 210 million of his books in print, and they have been translated into thirty-two languages. In addition to the Jason Bourne series—The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum—he was the author of The Scarlatti Inheritance, The Chancellor Manuscript, and The Apocalypse Watch, among many others. Mr. Ludlum passed away in March 2001.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 25, 1927
Date of Death:
March 12, 2001
Place of Death:
Naples, Florida
Education:
B.A., Wesleyan University, 1951
Website:
http://www.ludlumbooks.com/

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Gemini Contenders 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The story was too slow in my opinion. It was revolving around the same content again and again. At times, it was difficult to go on reading. Felt really boring half way through. Finsihed it for the sake of finishing it. The story revolves around a vault and it goes from one generation to another. Also, not sure who the Protagonist is. The story starts somewhere and ends somewhere. Thankfully I got it from the library. Unlike Bourne series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not one of Ludlum's best works. Had some fine plot moments especially in the beginning but the ending is drawn out and predictable. Also agree with previous review that this had little to do with WWII or the Nazis.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great Book! Masterpiece!
Guest More than 1 year ago
really hard to put down the suspense keeps you wondering where the plot is going to take you next. Every bit as good as the Rhineman Exchange.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a pretty good book, but on the back it mentions a 'Nazi threat'. The book never really has anything to do with the Nazis or much at all to do with WWII. I think they tried to spice the plot up a little and they fudged a little bit. I think this is one of Ludlums lesser known titles. I just happened to stumble upon it myself.