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Alex McAuliff has received an offer he can’t refuse two million dollars for a geological survey of Jamaica All Dunstone Limited reuires is his time his expertise and his absolute secrecy No one not even McAuliff’s handpicked team can know of Dunstone’s involvement But British Intelligence is aware of the deal and they’ve let A. First published with copyright 1974 as authored by Jonathan Ryder pseudonym of Robert Ludlum The Bantam Books edition I read updated copyright by Robert Ludlum for the 1996 Introduction that adds a distinctive treasure to the reading experience of this novelWith featured settings between London and multiple locations in Jamaica it is an armchair thriller that highlights corporate greed and sets the stage for an understanding of today s reality on the possibilities that could occur with an infiltration of MI6 to corporate boardrooms and how the politics can change with leadership or lack thereof In some ways similar to a Helen MacInnes thriller where the reader ponders if the author had a magic ball to see into the future as their vivid imagination almost mirrors some of today s headlines

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The Cry of the Halidon

Lex in on a secret of their own The last survey team Dunstone dispatched to Jamaica vanished without a trace Now it’s too late to turn back Alex already knows about Dunstone which means he knows too much From the moment he lands in Jamaica Alex is a marked man On an island paradise where a beautiful woman might be a spy and every mo. If like me you ve generally enjoyed Robert Ludlum thrillers I recommend you avoid this one It s one of his early works written under a pseudonym and it s dry and clunky I don t even remember why I bothered to finish it

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Ve could be his last Alex’s only clue to survival is a single mysterious word Halidon  Praise for Robert Ludlum   “Don’t ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day” Chicago Sun Times   “Ludlum stuffs surprises into his novels than any other six pack of thriller writers combined” The New York Time. If you write fiction you should read this book Fifth among Robert Ludlum s twenty three thrillers this book is a gem The story keeps advancing the characters are complex and interesting and every time the reader thinks things are about to slow down there is a new worry added That s suspenseStephen King has written much about the importance of writers reading Can I be blunt on this subject he wrote in On Writing A Memoir of the Craft If you don t have time to read you don t have the time or the tools to write Reading is the creative center of a writer s lifeLudlum did everything well in this thriller There are uiet and romantic moments but the suspense just keeps building The setting Jamaica is a major character in the story and not the Jamaica you might expect The penultimate chapter draws you to the satisfying conclusion at breathtaking speed And the final chapter wraps up everything perfectlyLudlum s other thrillers have a bit too much graphic violence for my tastes this one s is largely limited to a few pages toward the end The rest makes it all worthwhile


10 thoughts on “The Cry of the Halidon

  1. says:

    A little apart from Ludlum's normal spy and action capers as it centers on the development of Jamaica and all the interested parties motives and actions that align and differ in numerous ways throughout At the midd

  2. says:

    First published with copyright 1974 as authored by Jonathan Ryder pseudonym of Robert Ludlum The Bantam Books edition I read updated copyright by Robert Ludlum for the 1996 Introduction that adds a distinctive treasure to the reading experience of this novelWith featured settings between London and multiple lo

  3. says:

    “The Cry Of The Halidon” was written in 1974 by Robert Ludlum under the pseudonym Jonathan Ryder The book starts promisingly with enough material for a sophisticated thriller set in Jamaica But unfortunately evolves into silly boring and a dragging plot with every turning page The plot is has a blurred complexity in which an American geologist is pitted against a villainous international financial cartel which is being penetrated by

  4. says:

    If like me you've generally enjoyed Robert Ludlum thrillers I recommend you avoid this one It's one of his early works written under a pseudonym and it's dry and clunky I don't even remember why I bothered to finish it

  5. says:

    A friend lent me this book and since I read The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum and absolutely loved it I was very eager to start The Cry of the Halidon If left on my own I probably would not have picked up this book but I never refuse a book I read anything that I can get my hands on and I always make it a point to finish a book that I startedAlexander McAuliff was chosen by Dunstone plc to head a survey team in the depths of the Jamaic

  6. says:

    Marvelous imagery Subtle I’m jealous Too much of a good thing gets boring however The last part lost its zing

  7. says:

    If you write fiction you should read this book Fifth among Robert Ludlum's twenty three thrillers this book is a gem The story keeps advancing the characters are complex and interesting and every time the reader thinks things are about to slow down there is a new worry added That's suspenseStephen King has written much about the importance of writers reading Can I be blunt on this subject? he wrote in On Writing A Memoir of the Craft If

  8. says:

    A couple of years ago I lucked out and found a Barnes and Noble that was going out of business Unfortunately I didn't discover it until the last day but I was able to pick up a couple hundred dollars’ worth in books In this lot were 20 or so Robert Ludlum books I'm an absolute fan of that genre so I figured what the hec

  9. says:

    This was a dark book with savage rituals and culture in other words Ludlum tries to infuse terror of the African wild to Jamaica Alex

  10. says:

    uite a disappointment Thirty ish years ago when Ludlum was churning out his thrillers I used to look forward to each one The plots are always a bit outlandish with conspiracies galore but still thrilling Nothing in this book made me care The main character was a dud The writing was amateurish For instance the a