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The Road to Omaha by Robert Ludlum
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The Road to Omaha (1992)

by Robert Ludlum

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The outrageous characters from *The Road to Gandolfo* continue their madcap adventures in a romp around Nebraska that is spurred by the discovery of a secret 1878 treaty with an obscure Indian tribe. 650,000 first printing. $650,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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"A very funny book... no character is minor: they're all hilarious." --_Houston Chronicle_.

*In The Road To Gandolfo*, Robert Ludlum introduced us to the outrageous General MacKenzie Hawkins and his legal wizard, Sam Devereaux, whose plot to kidnap the Pope spun wildly out of control into sheer hilarity. Now Ludlum's two wayward heroes return with a diabolical scheme to right a very old wrong -- and wreak vengeance on the (expletive deleted) who drummed the hawk out of the military. Their outraged opposition will be no less than the White House. Byzantine Treachery. Discovering a long-buried 1878 treaty with an obscure Indian tribe, the hawk -- a.k.a. Chief Thunder Head -- hatches a brilliant plot that will ultimately bring him and his reluctant lawyer Sam before the Supreme Court. Their goal: to reclaim a choice piece of American real estate -- the state of Nebraska. Which just happened to the headquarters of the U.S. Strategic Air Command! Will they succeed against the powers that be? Will the Wopotami tribe ever have their day in the Supreme Court? From the Oval Office to the Pentagon, all the president's men are outfitted, until it rests with CIA Director Vincent "Vinnie the Bam-Bam" Mangecavallo to cut Sam and Hawk off at the pass. And only one thing is certain: Robert Ludlum will keep us in nonstop suspense and side-splitting laughter-through the very last page. ( )
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
It is too long ago that I read this book to write a proper review. I'll reread it and add my review later.
  BoekenTrol71 | Mar 31, 2013 |
THE HAWK
  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
The Road to Gandolfo wasn't Ludlum's best; this sequel heads downhill from there. Given how poor his later books were, it's hard to figure out if he was seriously trying to write a humorous suspense novel (which is how I interpret Gandolfo) or whether he was lampooning his own works. I'll just say that it didn't work that well—we ended up with a tedious, overly-complicated story that I didn't think was quite worth the 600 pages. ( )
  TadAD | Aug 28, 2008 |
Difficult to follow plot and characters. Dramatis Personai helped but not enough. A hard row to plough.
  JimBrewington | Aug 11, 2007 |
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Bruning, FransTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"A very funny book... no character is minor:  they're all hilarious." --Houston  Chronicle.

In The Road To  Gandolfo, Robert Ludlum introduced us to the  outrageous General MacKenzie Hawkins and his legal  wizard, Sam Devereaux, whose plot to kidnap the  Pope spun wildly out of control into sheer hilarity.  Now Ludlum's two wayward heroes return with a  diabolical scheme to right a very old wrong -- and  wreak vengeance on the (expletive deleted) who  drummed the hawk out of the military. Their outraged  opposition will be no less than the White House.  Byzantine Treachery. Discovering a long-buried 1878  treaty with an obscure Indian tribe, the hawk --  a.k.a. Chief Thunder Head -- hatches a brilliant plot  that will ultimately bring him and his reluctant  lawyer Sam before the Supreme Court. Their goal: to  reclaim a choice piece of American real estate --  the state of Nebraska. Which just happened to the  headquarters of the U.S. Strategic Air Command!  Will they succeed against the powers that be? Will  the Wopotami tribe ever have their day in the  Supreme Court? From the Oval Office to the Pentagon,  all the president's men are outfitted, until it  rests with CIA Director Vincent  "Vinnie the Bam-Bam" Mangecavallo to cut Sam  and Hawk off at the pass. And only one thing is  certain: Robert Ludlum will keep us in nonstop  suspense and side-splitting laughter-through the very  last page.

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