The Road to Gandolfo

I just finished reading ‘The Road to Gandolfo’ by Robert Ludlum.

As expected, Ludlum writes a brilliant story. Although the first half of the book is not that interesting, the latter half totally changes things around. The story is about General Mackenzie Hawkins, a living military legend and a veteran. He defaces an important Chinese memorial as a result of being drugged by a Chinese general. He later gets kicked out of the army. Seeking revenge, he plots one of the most outrageous plans ever – to kidnap the Pope and hold him for ransom of $400 million – one dollar for every Catholic in this world!!

There’s only one person to stop him and that’s Sam Devereaux, an army lawyer who rescues the Hawk from China but subsequently himself gets trapped in the Hawk’s plan.

The story revolves around how the Hawk executes the mission in amazing precision and discipline along with his band of seven provocateurs and the unexpected reaction by the Pope…

Read the book to find out what happens in the end.

Overall rating (out of 10) : 6

Sidebar : Its amazing how I finished this book. I was reading it during breakfast or dinner time only. I finished it in a matter of 4 days!

Note: I have added a page to Wikipedia about this book since it was missing. Feel free to criticize :) .

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Jamie Larson