The Matlock Paper

The Matlock Paper

by RobertLudlum (Author)

Synopsis

James Barbour Matlock is a Vietnam veteran and college professor - but now the US government have an assignment for him. They want him to investigate what seems to be a large-scale dope and prostitution business; and they'll go to any lengths to find the answers they need. Matlock is soon trapped in a maze of unrelenting terror, as the people he cares for most are under threat. Would he have accepted the job if he'd known just what it would mean? But the faceless men in Washington only care about one thing: that Matlock is the perfect man for the job - for a reason that is deadly, violent and extremely disturbing ...

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: Orion
Published: 24 Aug 2005

ISBN 10: 0752858637
ISBN 13: 9780752858630
Book Overview: During his thirty-year career Ludlum sold 220 million copies in 40 countries in 32 different languages. His recent books have been Sunday Times bestsellers and Guardian fastsellers in paperback. Both THE BOURNE IDENTITY and THE BOURNE SUPREMACY have been made into hugely successful Hollywood movies starring Matt Damon. All Ludlum's novels receive excellent reviews: 'It's heady, breath-bating stuff, all the way to the shattering climax. He's a writer who bests the bestsellers' Daily Telegraph. 'A master at the conspiracy theory type of thriller, his books operate on an ever-spiralling series of surprise revelations' Irish Times. 'Terrific entertainment ... the tension is fierce, the pace killing' Cosmopolitan. 'Ludlum remains the master of the modern political thriller, with a mesmerising eye for detail' Evening Herald. 'Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined' New York Times. 'The real titan of the genre is Robert Ludlum ... the world's most read writer' GQ. 'Olympic style, all-out espionage ... Good news for Ludlum's countless fans' Daily Express.

Author Bio
Robert Ludlum launched his career as a bestselling writer with THE SCARLATTI INHERITANCE in 1971, the first of a string of international bestsellers. There are more than 300 million copies of his books in print and they have been translated in 32 languages.