The Parsifal Mosaic

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Bantam Books, 1983 - Fiction - 692 pages
133 Reviews
Michael Havelock's world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava as he watched his partner and lover, double agent Jenna Karas, efficiently gunned down by his own agency. There's nothing left for him but to quit the game, get out. Then, in one frantic moment on a crowded railroad platform in Rome, Havelock sees Jenna. Racing around the globe in search of his beautiful betrayer, Havelock is now marked for death by both U.S. and Russian assassins, trapped in a massive mosaic of treachery created by a top-level mole with the world in his fist: Parsifal.
 
Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Parsifal Mosaic
 
"[Robert] Ludlum's narrative imagination is a force of nature."--The New York Times
 
"As fast-paced and absorbing as any he's written."--Newsday
 
"The suspense never lets up."--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
 
"A crackling good yarn."--Los Angeles Times Book Review


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Good page turner - suspenseful. - Goodreads
The pace of the novel is fast but tiresome to read. - Goodreads
First class spy/espionage writing. - Goodreads
Typical early Ludlum storytelling. - Goodreads
The ending let me down just a little bit. - Goodreads
He is an awesome writer! - Goodreads

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I've always found it difficult to read Ludlum, like Le Carre, and prefer their cinematic adaption. It's the verbosity and biased towards Ken F that probably skews reading pleasure. Still - not many ... Read full review

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I've always found it difficult to read Ludlum, like Le Carre, and prefer their cinematic adaption. It's the verbosity and biased towards Ken F that probably skews reading pleasure. Still - not many ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
10
Section 3
26
Section 4
44
Section 5
59
Section 6
76
Section 7
110
Section 8
123
Section 20
373
Section 21
391
Section 22
408
Section 23
422
Section 24
433
Section 25
449
Section 26
465
Section 27
484

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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About the author (1983)

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.

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