Six Days of the Condor (Google eBook)

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Open Road Media, Nov 22, 2011 - Fiction - 186 pages
21 Reviews
The novel that inspired the Robert Redford film Three Days of the Condor

Sandwiches save Ronald Malcolm’s life. On the day that gunmen pay a visit to the American Literary Historical Society, he’s out at lunch. The Society is actually a backwater of the Central Intelligence Agency, where Malcolm and a few other bookworms comb mystery novels for clues that might unlock real life diplomatic questions. One of his colleagues has learned something he wasn’t meant to know. A sinister conspiracy has penetrated the CIA, and the gunmen are its representatives. They massacre the office, and only learn later of Malcolm—a loose end that needs to be dealt with. Malcolm—codename Condor—calls his handlers at the Agency, hoping for a safe haven, instead drawing another attempt on his life. With no one left to trust he goes on the run. But like it or not, Malcolm is the only person who can root out the corruption at the highest levels of the CIA.

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Nancy has a nice plot summary in her review. - Goodreads
The plot is very simple. - Goodreads
Malcolm's advice was not followed. - Goodreads

Review: Six Days of the Condor (The Condor #1)

User Review  - Gautam Surath - Goodreads

So simple and yet beautifully crafted that the story just reels you in. The violence is matter of fact, the plot very clear and the narration refreshing. Ofcourse for an american this would be really ... Read full review

Review: Six Days of the Condor (The Condor #1)

User Review  - Joe O'c - Goodreads

Excellent; Continuing character: Richard Malcolm (first in series); when a "reader" for the CIA takes lunch, he comes back to find the rest of his team murdered and goes on the run to both prove he didn't do it and find those who did Read full review

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About the author (2011)

James Grady (b. 1949) is the author of screenplays, articles, and over a dozen critically acclaimed thrillers. Born in Shelby, Montana, Grady worked a variety of odd jobs, from hay bucker to gravedigger, before graduating from the University of Montana with a degree in journalism. In 1973, after years of acquiring rejection slips for short stories and poems, Grady sold his first novel: Six Days of the Condor, a sensational bestseller which was eventually adapted into a film starring Robert Redford. After moving to Washington, D.C. Grady worked for a syndicated columnist, investigating everything from espionage to drug trafficking. He quit after four years to focus on his own writing, and has spent the last three decades composing thrillers and screenplays. His body of work has won him France’s Grand Prix du Roman Noir, Italy’s Raymond Chandler Award, and Japan’s Baka-Misu literary prize. Grady’s most recent novel is Mad Dogs (2006). He and his wife live in a suburb of Washington, D.C.

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