The Gemini Contenders

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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. Its sinister contents, 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 ...
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Overview

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. Its sinister contents, 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
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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553282092
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/1989
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 411
  • Sales rank: 375,969
  • Product dimensions: 4.17 (w) x 6.87 (h) x 0.91 (d)

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.

Biography

Robert Ludlum was the author of 21 novels, each a New York Times bestseller. There are more than 210 million of his books in print, and they have been translated into 32 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.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Jonathan Ryder and Michael Shepherd
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 25, 1927
    1. Date of Death:
      March 12, 2001
    2. Place of Death:
      Naples, Florida

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2007

    Too Slow - dissapointing to some extent

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2005

    Somewhat Disappointing...

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2004

    A bit misleading

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2003

    WOW

    Great Book! Masterpiece!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2000

    excellent book

    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.

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