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The Holcroft Covenant by Robert Ludlum
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The Holcroft Covenant (original 1978; edition 1985)

by Robert Ludlum (Author)

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The Fourth Reich is waiting to arise--and the only man who can stop it is about to sign its birth certificate. In 1945 the children of the Third Reich were secretly hidden all over the world, to be concealed until they came of age in the 1970s, at which point $780 million would be waiting in a Swiss bank. But all of these elaborate plans need an unsuspecting outsider to set them in motion: Noel Holcroft, the American son of a high-ranking Nazi officer. He has just been shown an incredible document known as the Holcroft Covenant. If he signs, he will inadvertently deal a serious blow to an already fragile world--and authorize his own death warrant.   Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Holcroft Covenant   "Pleases and seduces . . . [Robert] Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined. . . . I sprained my wrist turning his pages and didn't notice until an hour later."--John Leonard, The New York Times   "Don't ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day."--Chicago Tribune… (more)
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Title:The Holcroft Covenant
Authors:Robert Ludlum (Author)
Info:Bantam Books (1985), Edition: Reissue, 500 pages
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  PhilOnTheHill | Sep 8, 2019 |
This was written a couple years before the first Jason Bourne novel. This novel is sort of a precursor to the Bourne novels with the many double crosses and chases of various kinds through a number of different cities on different continents all in a relatively short amount of time. You can almost see Bourne loosening up getting ready to have his time in the limelight. Well worth the investment of time to either read or listen to. ( )
  krgulick | Jun 19, 2019 |
My first Ludlum. Enjoyable book, though I did get a bit confused between the various entities. ( )
  DCavin | Aug 14, 2015 |
The Second World War is over. Three top Nazis have embezzled $780 million from Nazi funds - and then committed suicide. Their Covenant, to be inherited by their three eldest children, is to redistribute this vast wealth amongst the survivors of the Holocaust. Reparation must be made.

Conventional Noel Holcroft is one of the inheritors and his mission is to find the other two 'children' and prove himself worthy of his task. But the Sonnenkinder, the Children of the Sun, are determined to gain control of the millions and establish a Nazi Fourth Reich. As Holcroft tries to carry out his destiny, he finds himself enmeshed in a bewildering, horrifying nightmare.

A formula Ludlum book, but keeps you busy on a long train ride, many twists and turns in the plot to keep you turning the pages. ( )
  velvetink | Mar 31, 2013 |
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