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Lex 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 On an island paradise where a beautiful woman might be a spy and every mo. If like me you ve generally enjoyed Robert Ludlum thrillers I recommend you avoid this one It s one of his early works written under a pseudonym and it s dry and clunky I don t even remember why I bothered to finish it

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The Cry of the Halidon

Alex McAuliff has received an offer he can’t refuse two million dollars for a geological survey of Jamaica All Dunstone Limited reuires 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 A. The Cry Of The Halidon was written in 1974 by Robert Ludlum under the pseudonym Jonathan Ryder The book starts promisingly with enough material for a sophisticated thriller set in Jamaica But unfortunately evolves into silly boring and a dragging plot with every turning page The plot is has a blurred complexity in which an American geologist is pitted against a villainous international financial cartel which is being penetrated by British Intelligence which is being outwitted by Interpol while a Jamaican guerrilla organization from the hill country fights the Halidon a secret tribe whose wealth is matchless as the tribe fights for the rights of the world s underprivileged in Appalachia and Ghana by killing off members of Dunstone while also blasting away at Mafiosi in Vegas Sounds all over the place right Yes it is exactly that It s a stale concoction that has every stale heel and leftover stirred in it Even an ardent Ludlum fan like me found it excruciating to go through the drab and ultimately finish the book Do not waste your time

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Ve could be his last Alex’s only clue to survival is a single mysterious word Halidon  Praise for Robert Ludlum   “Don’t ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day” Chicago Sun Times   “Ludlum stuffs surprises into his novels than any other six pack of thriller writers combined” The New York Time. This was a dark book with savage rituals and culture in other words Ludlum tries to infuse terror of the African wild to Jamaica Alex is a geologist who is hired to go to Jamaica to do a geological survey Once there he discovers things are not as they appearThe last survey group sent by Dunstone the company that has hired him had vanished completely out of sight He is also pegged by the British Intelligence who want him to do a little snooping for them The Cry of the Halidon isn t the normal Ludlum affair and indeed there are far far better books written by him all I can say is this book wasn t boring and you do want to find out what exactly Halidon means


10 thoughts on “The Cry of the Halidon

  1. says:

    A little apart from Ludlum's normal spy and action capers as it centers on the development of Jamaica and all the interested parties motives and actions that align and differ in numerous ways throughout At the middle of it all are a few British suveyists geologist and other types ostensably there to survey a big portion of unsettled land but really serving as the lynch pin of multinational corporation plans na

  2. says:

    First published with copyright 1974 as authored by Jonathan Ryder pseudonym of Robert Ludlum The Bantam Books edition I read updated copyright by Robert Ludlum for the 1996 Introduction that adds a distinctive treasure to th

  3. says:

    “The Cry Of The Halidon” was written in 1974 by Robert Ludlum under the pseudonym Jonathan Ryder The book starts promisingly with enough material for a sophisticated thriller set in Jamaica But unfortunately evolves into silly boring and a dragging plot with every turning page The plot is has a blurred complexity in which an American ge

  4. says:

    If like me you've generally enjoyed Robert Ludlum thrillers I recommend you avoid this one It's one of his early works written under a pseudon

  5. says:

    A friend lent me this book and since I read The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum and absolutely loved it I was very eager to start The Cry of

  6. says:

    Marvelous imagery Subtle I’m jealous Too much of a good thing gets boring however The last part lost its zing

  7. says:

    If you write fiction you should read this book Fifth among Robert Ludlum's twenty three thrillers this book is a gem The story keeps advancing the characters are complex and interesting and every time the reader thinks things are about to slow down there is a new worry added That's suspenseStephen King has written much about the importance of writers reading Can I be blunt on this subject? he wrote in On Writing A Memoir of the Craft If

  8. says:

    A couple of years ago I lucked out and found a Barnes and Noble that was going out of business Unfortunately I didn't discover it until the last day but I was able to pick up a couple hundred dollars’ worth in books In this lot were 20 or so Robert Ludlum books I'm an absolute fan of that genre so I figured what the heck I've read

  9. says:

    This was a dark book with savage rituals and culture in other words Ludlum tries to infuse terror of the African wild to Jamaica Alex is a geologist who is hired to go to Jamaica to do a geological survey Once there he discovers things are not as they appearThe last survey group sent by Dunstone the company that

  10. says:

    uite a disappointment Thirty ish years ago when Ludlum was churning out his thrillers I used to look forward to each one The plots are always a bit outlandish with conspiracies galore but still thrilling Nothing in this book made me care The main character was a dud The writing was amateurish For instance the author kept saying the black revolutionary the white geologist like the reader or maybe the writer couldn't be

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