The Road to Omaha

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"A very funny book... no character is minor: they're all hilarious." --Houston Chronicle.

In The Road To Gandolfo, Robert Ludlum introduced us to the outrageous General MacKenzie Hawkins and his legal wizard, Sam Devereaux, whose plot to kidnap the Pope spun wildly out of control into sheer hilarity. Now Ludlum's two wayward heroes return with a diabolical scheme to right a very old wrong -- and wreak vengeance on the (expletive deleted) who drummed the hawk out of the military....

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The Road to Omaha: A Novel

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Overview

"A very funny book... no character is minor: they're all hilarious." --Houston Chronicle.

In The Road To Gandolfo, Robert Ludlum introduced us to the outrageous General MacKenzie Hawkins and his legal wizard, Sam Devereaux, whose plot to kidnap the Pope spun wildly out of control into sheer hilarity. Now Ludlum's two wayward heroes return with a diabolical scheme to right a very old wrong -- and wreak vengeance on the (expletive deleted) who drummed the hawk out of the military. Their outraged opposition will be no less than the White House. Byzantine Treachery. Discovering a long-buried 1878 treaty with an obscure Indian tribe, the hawk -- a.k.a. Chief Thunder Head -- hatches a brilliant plot that will ultimately bring him and his reluctant lawyer Sam before the Supreme Court. Their goal: to reclaim a choice piece of American real estate -- the state of Nebraska. Which just happened to the headquarters of the U.S. Strategic Air Command! Will they succeed against the powers that be? Will the Wopotami tribe ever have their day in the Supreme Court? From the Oval Office to the Pentagon, all the president's men are outfitted, until it rests with CIA Director Vincent "Vinnie the Bam-Bam" Mangecavallo to cut Sam and Hawk off at the pass. And only one thing is certain: Robert Ludlum will keep us in nonstop suspense and side-splitting laughter-through the very last page.

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Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Road to Omaha
 
“A very funny book . . . No character is minor: They’re all hilarious.”Houston Chronicle
 
“Don’t ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day.”Chicago Sun-Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517196830
  • Publisher: Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/25/1997
  • Edition description: Large Print

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 September 20, 2012

    What an absolute waste of my hard earned money by purchasing thi

    What an absolute waste of my hard earned money by purchasing this book on my NOOK. I didn't get past the first several pages before abandoning this ridiculous excuse for a fictional novel. Can I get my money back?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2005

    Simply Outstanding

    I am a big fan of Mr. Ludlam's writing have been for years. I recently decided to re-read 'Road to Omaha' again and I was not disappointed one bit! I can't exactly recall how many times I put down this book laughing hysterically, as Mr. Ludlam's character development was simply outstanding. Perhaps 'Road to Omaha' is a little off center from other works by the Master of the espionage' genre', but make no mistake, this is one pager turning, wonderfully crafted novel!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2000

    Wacky and zany: Ludlum does it again.

    After his first 'Road' novel, Ludlum proves once again that he still has plenty of humor on tap. It seems Ludlum uses these vehicles as a release of his artistic expression in a way that strays only slightly from his usual form. The makings of a true espionage thriller are still there with 'Omaha' only the elements of 'wacky and zany' are thrown in to add a sincere element of whimsy from the author. This suspenseful novel keeps with the standard set by other Ludlum thrillers and I definately recommend it for the reader who enjoys high-adventure 'with a twist.'

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