Sunday, May 04, 2008

The Road to Gandolfo by Robert Ludlum

The Road to Gandolfo by Robert Ludlum is a satire of spy novels. The hero Sam Devereaux an Army lawyer gets himself entangled with the plot of General MacKenzie Hawkins. Hawkins is cashiered out of the Army after supposedly shooting the genitals of a Chinese statue. He decides to take his revenge by kidnapping the pope.

There is outlandish event after event it's all a little too much. There were a few good chuckles but no real outright laughs. Years ago I had read the Road to Omaha.a sequel which was as I recall a lot more funny. I'll have to dig up a copy and see if it still holds up.

Recommended for Ludlum completest only.

Is available through Abebooks.

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