Not your typical Ludlum, but a great read!
A very different kind of Ludlum that combines his usual fast paced suspense with laugh out loud comedy that I found surprisingly enjoyable. The story revolves around a plot by a rogue American general, his four ex-wives & a sharp army lawyer to kidnap the pope and hold him for a huge ransom, only to find the pope wants in on the deal.
Wickedly funny departure from Ludlum,s other works.
Ludlum is funny and suspensfull.
from the back cover:
A wickedly funny Robert Ludlum you've never met before. All the verve of THE CHANCELLOR MANUSCRIPT, the serpentine plotting of THE MATARESE CIRCLE, the explosive pace of THE BOURNE IDENTITY.
The principal cast: General MacKenzie Hawkins, legend, hero, rogue. Sam Devereaux, bright young lawyer from Harvard. Now in the army, can't wait to get out. General Hawkins' four ex-wives, a quartet of incredibly endowed ladies who've formed a club: Hawkins' Harem.
The premise: Kidnap Pope Francesco I, the most beloved pontiff since John XXIII.
Ransom: One American dollar for every Catholic in the world.
The problem: Pope Francesco I says: "Gentle souls, why not?"
A wickedly funny Robert Ludlum.