The Apocalypse Watch: A Novel

The Apocalypse Watch: A Novel

by Robert Ludlum

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American agent Harry Latham has penetrated the fortresslike mountain hideaway of the Brotherhood of the Watch, a neo-Nazi organization that was born in the days after the fall of the Third Reich. But on the eve of his most spectacular success, after three years in deep cover, Harry disappears.
Drew Latham, Special Officer for Consular Operations in Paris, is frantic to discover his older brother’s fate. But when Drew receives the good news that Harry has surfaced, gut-twisting doubts arise. For Harry has emerged with an explosive document: a list of secret supporters of the Brotherhood, among them high-ranking officials of the United States and its allies. But is it legitimate? The search for the truth about Harry and the growing Nazi threat will plunge Drew into a labyrinth of deceit and death. And whoever makes it out alive will hold the fate of the free world in his hands.
Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Apocalypse Watch
“A powerful, exploding novel . . . vintage Ludlum in fine form.”Booklist
“If a Pulitzer Prize were awarded for escapist fiction, Robert Ludlum undoubtedly would have won it. Ten times over.”Mobile Register
“Bloody great fun.”Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345539205
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/25/2014
Pages: 736
Sales rank: 339,415
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.90(d)

About 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.

Date of Birth:

May 25, 1927

Date of Death:

March 12, 2001

Place of Death:

Naples, Florida


B.A., Wesleyan University, 1951

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Thirty-two months of grueling serpentine work were about to bear fruit, thought Latham.  Nearly three years of building a life, a life that was not his, were about to come to an end.  The incessant, maddening, exhausting travels throughout Europe and the Middle East, synchronized down to hours, even minutes, so he'd be at a specific place at a given time, where others could swear on their lives that they had seen him.  And the scum of the world he had dealt with--arms merchants without conscience, whose extraordinary profits were measured by supertankers of blood; drug lords, killing and crippling generations of children everywhere; compromised politicians, even statesmen, who bent and thwarted laws for the benefit of the manipulators--it was all finished.  There would be no more frenzied funneling of gargantuan sums of money through laundered Swiss accounts, secret numbers, pectrograph signatures, all part of the deadly games of international terrorism.  Harry Latham's personal nightmare, as vital as it was, was over.

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The Apocalypse Watch 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really couldn't sleep. But two pages and I fell totally asleep. Other than as a sleeping aid this book has no value whatsoever.
sjgoins on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When one brother is killed, the other assumes his identity and tries to find out whether the information the brother brought out of a neo-Nazi camp is true and what that group is planning. This is not quite the same caliber as other Ludlum books. There is action, but the conversations are stilted and some relationships seem forced and the characters stereotypes.
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corgidog2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Typical Ludlum. Many turns and twists and characters. There is a neo-Nazi plot to take over the world. One man can stop this. Will he be able to?
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of Ludlum¿s worst books. The storyline lacked surprises except for one at the end that didn¿t have to do with the storyline. The characters don¿t seem believable especially the actor. I think that the story could¿ve been told in fewer pages. Now don¿t get me wrong I love Robert Ludlum¿s work but this doesn¿t seem that was written by him. Read The Holcroft Covenant instead.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first Ludlum's book I read, and it might very well be the last. I bought five of his books at a book sale, and chose to read this one first because the plot sounded interesting. But the book was just so incredibly long for the amount of meaningful narrative. I still like the premise and the message of this story, but it could have been told in 200 pages instead of 750. His dialogs seem like half-baked scribble written for a day time soap opera - I didn't find much sibtlety, suspense, or intelligence in them. I also found some faux pas in his research for the book, such as 'an aikido chop' - there are no chops 'or punches, or kicks, for that matter' in aikido. The novel is a definite fiasco, and it will take a lot for me to pick up another one of his books. On a different note, I wasn't sure about the connection between Stasi and neo-Nazis after the demolition of the Berlin wall. Of course, Ludlum, might be using his poetic license here, but as far as I know the pro-Communist Stasi did not associate, much less support, the neo-Nazi movement. I might be wrong though.