The Road to Gandolfo Author:Robert Ludlum In this wickedly funny novel, Robert Ludlum combines the explosive pacing of The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy with a bitingly witty send-up of everything from government bureaucrats and pandering military men to the mob, the law, and organized religion. — — War hero and infamous ladies’ man, General MacKenzi... more »e Hawkins is a living legend. His life story had even been sold to Hollywood. But now he stands accused of defacing a historic monument in China’s Forbidden City. Under house arrest in Peking, with a case against him pending in Washington, it looks like the end of Mac’s illustrious career.
But he has a plan of his own—and it includes kidnapping the Pope. What’s the ransom? Just one American dollar—for every Catholic in the world. Add to the mix a slew of shady “investors,” Hawkins’s four persuasive, well-endowed ex-wives, and a young lawyer and fellow soldier who wants nothing more than to return to private life—and you’ve got one relentlessly irreverent page-turner.« less
This book was hilarious! I had read Robert Ludlum years ago and found his books to be amazingly interesting and complex, revealing an intimate knowleldge of how governments and their agencies worked with a level of understanding that I have never found in another writer. But THIS BOOK? He took everything he knew about all of the above and wrote the funniest satire I have ever read.