The Holcroft Covenant: A Novel

The Holcroft Covenant: A Novel

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by Robert Ludlum
     
 

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The Fourth Reich is waiting to arise—and the only man who can stop it is about to sign its birth certificate. In 1945 the children of the Third Reich were secretly hidden all over the world, to be concealed until they came of age in the 1970s, at which point $780 million would be waiting in a Swiss bank. But all of these elaborate plans need an unsuspecting

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The Fourth Reich is waiting to arise—and the only man who can stop it is about to sign its birth certificate. In 1945 the children of the Third Reich were secretly hidden all over the world, to be concealed until they came of age in the 1970s, at which point $780 million would be waiting in a Swiss bank. But all of these elaborate plans need an unsuspecting outsider to set them in motion: Noel Holcroft, the American son of a high-ranking Nazi officer. He has just been shown an incredible document known as the Holcroft Covenant. If he signs, he will inadvertently deal a serious blow to an already fragile world—and authorize his own death warrant.
 
Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Holcroft Covenant
 
“Pleases and seduces . . . [Robert] Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined. . . . I sprained my wrist turning his pages and didn’t notice until an hour later.”—John Leonard, The New York Times
 
“Don’t ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day.”Chicago Tribune

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

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Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Holcroft Covenant
 
“Pleases and seduces . . . [Robert] Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined. . . . I sprained my wrist turning his pages and didn’t notice until an hour later.”—John Leonard, The New York Times
 
“Don’t ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day.”Chicago Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307813848
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/14/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
88,541
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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The Holcroft Covenant 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*walks out nervous and goes back in the woods*i cant do this
madmarlton More than 1 year ago
This is the first Robert Ludlum book I read, X-number of years ago. It got me hooked. Ludlum famously said that if a book doesn't grab the reader on the first page, the author has failed. There was only one (and I now don't remember which one it was) that failed to grab me. I plan on going through them all again, in order. When I get to the one that didn't grab me, I'll give it another chance!
conniejackson More than 1 year ago
I believe this was the first book by Robert Ludlum the I read. The story is about the son of high ranking Nazi officer, Noel Holcroft, who is given a document that after he reads it, his life will never be the same. Noel learns that his father was deeply involved with the Third Reich, and that he stole a lot of money from the holocaust victims. He also finds out the he must find other people in order for them to get access to the cash. Midway through the book Noel finds that there are looking for him also. There are lots of twists and turns and the ending caught me off guard. It wasn't what I expected at all. Still, the book was a great read. Highly recommend.
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dprefer More than 1 year ago
This book had non-stop action, a great story line and great twists. Very exciting. After reading this book, I wanted to read all of Ludlum's works.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's the only way to describe this incredible book!!! Every turn deception lurks... No one to trust... Death pounding on your doorstep...Makes this one of the best books I've ever read!!!!!!!