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The Cry of the Halidon
The Cry of the Halidon
Author: Robert Ludlum
ISBN-13: 9780440145097
ISBN-10: 0440145090
Publication Date: 6/15/1975
Pages: 396
Rating:
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3.3 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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first published under pseudonym: Jonathan Ryder

one of Ludlum's best
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Excellent mystery. Really liked this - it's thrilling, moves fast, and has many twists and turns. Read it.
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This book was actually under Ludlum's pen name of Jonathan Ryder yet it still offers all the great suspense/thriller writing he's known for. This is the gripping story of Alex McAuliff, an American geologist hire by an international conglomerate to survey a remote region of jungle in the Jamaican interior. The details are so vague as to make him suspicious, but the pay is too high to refuse. As things develop, McAuliff finds himself in a trackless jungle, caught in a deadly struggle between the local population called the 'Halidan' and his duplicitous employers, trying to figure out whats up before it costs him his life.
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Excellent mystery. A real page turner
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Bourne Identity and The Icarus Agenda returns with another tale of mystery and intrigue. Alex McAuliff has been hired by Dunstone, Limited to survey the geology of Jamaica's dark interior. From the moment he lands in Jamaica, he's a marked man--but who wants his dead? Here in an island paradise his only clue to survival is a gingle mysterious word: Halidon.
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Good suspense novel from Ludlum, typical
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Another good spy novel by Ludlum.
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Pretty typical Ludlum with a mysterious twist
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Gripping and fast moving. Ludlum is the real master.
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Good mystery. Takes place in Jamaica.
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First pulished in 1974 when Ludlum was using a different pen-name. ABSOLUTELY GREAT ESCAPIST FICTION!
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Abridged - 4 cassettes, 6 hours
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From the back cover:
Alex McAuliff has received an offer he can't refuse: two million dollars for a geological survey of Jamaica's dark interior. All Dunstone, Limited, requires 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 Alex 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. But who wants him dead? Dunstone? A rival company? Or British Intelligence? Here in an island paradise where even a beautiful woman might be a spy, every move could be his last, and his only clue to survival is a single mysterious word: Halidon.
Earl H., Meldrim, Ga.
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This was a good piece of writing by the author. So much mystery surrounds the history - the REAL history, if I may - of Africa.
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All Ludlum novels keep you on the edge of your seat and this one is no different. It is a page turner.
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Great author.
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If you have read Robert Ludlum's books and haven't read this one, you have missed one of his greatest.
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**Set in Jamaica, vintage, suspensful entertainment from Robert Ludlum.
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Alex McAuliff has received an offer he can't refuse: two million dollars for a geological survey of Jamaica's dark interior. All Dunstone, Limited, requires 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 Alex 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. But who wants him dead? Dunstone? A rival company? Or British Intelligence? Here in an
island paradise where even a beautiful woman might be a spy, every move could be his last, and his only clue to survival is a single mysterious word: Halidon.
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Excellent thriller. Alex McAuliff has received an offer he can't refuse: Two million dollars for a geological survey of Jamaica's dark interior. All Dunstone, Ltd. requires 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 Alex 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. But who wants him dead? Dunstone? A rival company? Or British Intelligence? Here in an island paradise where even a bearutful woman might be a spy, every move could be his last, and his only clue to survival is a single mysterious word: Hallidon.
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great read
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From Publishers Weekly
Ludlum's tale of international intrigue was originally published under a pseudonym in 1975.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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First published under the pseudonym Jonathan Ryder, The Cry of the Halidon is vintage entertainment from suspense master Robert Ludlum.
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Publisher's Weekly:
First published under the pseudonym Jonathan Ryder, The Cry of the Halidon is vintage entertainment from suspense master Robert Ludlum.

"If a Pulitzer Prize were awarded for escapist fiction, Robert Ludlum undoubtedly would have won it. Ten times over." --Mobile Register
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Alex McAuliff has received an offer he can't refuse: two million dollars for a geological survey of Jamaica's dark interior. All Dunstone,Ltd.,required is his time, his expertise, and his absolute secrecy. Non 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 Alex 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.