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The Cry of the Halidon by Robert Ludlum
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The Cry of the Halidon (1974)

by Robert Ludlum

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This is an early Ludlum book ... and it shows. Character development is shallow and inconsistent. The plot is predictable. Still, it's a good time passer. ( )
  rondoctor | Mar 25, 2018 |
Not one of his best. Neither the story nor the characters impressed me. I won't be re-reading this one. (It was a redo of one written many years ago -- his immaturity showed.) ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 13, 2014 |
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Alex McAuliff has just received an offer he can't refuse. A company called Dunstone Ltd will pay him two million dollars for a geological survey of Jamaica's interior - and they require his absolute secrecy. But British Intelligence are aware of the deal and they've let Alex in on a secret of their own: the last survey team Dunstone dispatched to Jamaica vanished without trace. Now it's too late to turn back. From the moment he lands in Jamaica Alex is a marked man. He already knows about Dunstone...which means he knows too much. ( )
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Well written, interesting story line, but somehow not compelling and showing its age in a number of ways. Worth reading and not re-reading ( )
  malcrf | Mar 30, 2013 |
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The white sheet of ocean spray burst up from the coral rock and appeared suspended, the pitch-blue waters of the Caribbean serving as a backdrop.
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Originally published under the name Jonathan Ryder in 1974.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553576143, Mass Market Paperback)

Alex McAuliff has received an offer he can't refuse: two million dollars for a geological survey of Jamaica's dark interior. All Dunstone, Limited, requires 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 Alex 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. But who wants him dead? Dunstone? A rival company? Or British Intelligence? Here in an island paradise where even a beautiful woman might be a spy, every move could be his last, and his only clue to survival is a single mysterious word: Halidon.

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From the bestselling master of the high-voltage international thriller comes a must-read for every fan of vintage Ludlum. A scientist receives an offer he can't refuse--two million dollars for a geoogical survey of Jamaica's dark interior. But when British Intelligence gets wind of his mission, they let him in on a little secret--the last survey team never came back. Alex McAuliff has received an offer he can't refuse: two million dollars for a geological survey of Jamaica's dark interior. All Dunstone, Limited, requires 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 Alex 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. But who wants him dead? Dunstone? A rival company? Or British Intelligence? Here in an island paradise where even a beautiful woman might be a spy, every move could be his last, and his only clue to survival is a single mysterious word: Halidon.… (more)

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