Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Review Tuesday: The Matarese Countdown by Robert Ludlum

The Matarese CountdownEarlier in the year I read The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum. I loved the book (review HERE), so when I found out there was a sequel I had to get my hands on it!

Twenty years after the events of The Matarese Circle, the family business is back at it. The grand children of the Baron Matarese, along with the son of the shepherd-boy have put together a time-table for global domination. First, they will destroy economies, then the governments of the world. The smallest scraps of information on the case are dumped on the desk of CIA Agent Cameron Pryce and he's told to find the reclusive hero from the first book, Brandon Scofeld, for his assistance and knowledge on the subject.

The book is a series of twists and turns as the good guys and bad guys are in a death grip for control of the entire planet.

The concept is chilling, and the story will enthrall you. However there is entirely too much reflection by Scofeld and his wife to the first book to make it drag a bit.

All in all, it was a fun book to read and the 566 pages went by very quickly. If you like Ludlum and read the first one, definitely consider this book as well!

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