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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About the Author
Date of Birth:May 25, 1927
Date of Death:March 12, 2001
Place of Death:Naples, Florida
Education:B.A., Wesleyan University, 1951
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.
Great Book! Masterpiece!
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.
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.