The Chancellor Manuscript: A Novel

The Chancellor Manuscript: A Novel

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by Robert Ludlum
     
 

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Did J. Edgar Hoover die a natural death? Or was he murdered? When a group of high-minded and high-placed intellectuals known as Inver Brass detect a monstrous threat to the country in Hoover’s unethical use of his scandal-ridden private files, they decide to do away with him—quietly, efficiently, with no hint of impropriety. Then bestselling…  See more details below

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Did J. Edgar Hoover die a natural death? Or was he murdered? When a group of high-minded and high-placed intellectuals known as Inver Brass detect a monstrous threat to the country in Hoover’s unethical use of his scandal-ridden private files, they decide to do away with him—quietly, efficiently, with no hint of impropriety. Then bestselling thriller writer Peter Chancellor stumbles onto information that makes his previous books look like harmless fairy tales. Now Chancellor and Inver Brass are on a deadly collision course, spiraling across the globe in an ever-widening arc of violence and terror. All roads lead to a showdown that will rip the nation’s capital apart—leaving only one damning document to survive.
 
Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Chancellor Manuscript
 
“[The Chancellor Manuscript] exerts a riveting appeal, as it seems to justify our worst nightmares of what really goes on in the so-called intelligence community in Washington.”The New York Times Book Review
 
“Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined.”The New York Times
 
“Powerhouse momentum . . . as shrill as the siren on the prowl car.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“A complex scenario of inventive double-crossing.”Chicago Sun-Times

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

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Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Chancellor Manuscript
 
“[The Chancellor Manuscript] exerts a riveting appeal, as it seems to justify our worst nightmares of what really goes on in the so-called intelligence community in Washington.”The New York Times Book Review
 
“Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined.”The New York Times
 
“Powerhouse momentum . . . as shrill as the siren on the prowl car.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“A complex scenario of inventive double-crossing.”Chicago Sun-Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307813817
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/14/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
97,864
File size:
2 MB

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Barbara A. Bannon
Ludlum piles conspiracy upon counterconspiracy, keeping his hero and the reader dangling right to the end.

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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