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HOLCROFT COVENANT [Mass Market Paperback]

Robert Ludlum
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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May 1 1984
The Fourth Reich is waiting to be born. 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 the 1970's, when they would come of age. Then the most elaborate plans and $780 million in a Swiss bank would be waiting. There would even be an unsuspecting outsider to set the plan into action. that outsider is Noel Holcroft, the American son of a high-ranking Nazi. He's just been shown an amazing document, the Holcroft Covenant. If he signs, it will be his own death warrant and a devastating threat to the security of the world.


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"Pleases and seduces... Mr. Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined... I sprained my wrist tuming his pages and didn't notice until an hour later."—John Leonard, The New York Times


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The Fourth Reich is waiting to be born. 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 the 1970's, when they would come of age. Then the most elaborate plans and $780 million in a Swiss bank would be waiting. There would even be an unsuspecting outsider to set the plan into action. that outsider is Noel Holcroft, the American son of a high-ranking Nazi. He's just been shown an amazing document, the Holcroft Covenant. If he signs, it will be his own death warrant and a devastating threat to the security of the world.

"Pleases and seduces... Mr. 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 --This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.


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5.0 out of 5 stars this book is longer than 75 pages July 10 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book requires a good attention span! I felt pretty confused for at least the first one hundred pages, and this was my second time reading it! Ludlum does very well helping the reader go through the same things that Noel Holcroft goes through. Ludlum has created and developed a great plot here too. Unfortunately, the ending might not be what you are hoping for, but it is satisfying to the maximum. The pages just keep turning, even when you know you should sleep. Read it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ludlum always satisfies. July 5 2011
By J Reader TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The Holcroft covenant is another fantastic Ludlum adventure. It is packed with intregue, action and suspense from cover to cover. If you have never read Ludlum this would be a good book to start with. Ludlum has a unique ability to wind and weave a story. He stuffs a novel with more intricate storylines than any author I've read and in such a way that you can not anticipate what's ahead.

The Holcroft Covenant is an excellent novel with intelligent villians and a group of determined and fortuitious heros. If you enjoy intrigue and adventure you will enjoy this novel.

Check out my other reviews for more Ludlum hit's and misses.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Straight From Today's Headlines! June 3 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
You read stories every day in the business section about Nazi millions being discovered in a secret Swiss bank account. This takes place all over the world. This outstanding book tells about 700 million dollars being stored away in a Swiss bank account to start the Fourth Reich. This money is released by the signature of the children of Nazis who were taken out of the Nazi area aboard submarines. This is a truly spellbinding book that is hard to put down. Read this book and then watch the business section of your newspaper or the Wall Street Journal. You will know what I mean by realistic. It shows great writing by Robert Ludlum. Buy this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scary and very realistic May 13 2000
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book rings a very loud bell. Every day you read of Nazi millions and Nazi gold being found in Swiss bank accounts. This book was very realistic. It had a very well written plot and strong characters. Read this book if you don't read any others. An outstanding book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Robert Ludlum: total emotion in book size March 25 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
THE HOLCROFT COVENANT - 4 STARS
I never liked much espionage, spy books at all. I used to think that all of them were boring and too complicated. This changed when I read that book. THE HOLCROFT COVENANT has a very interesting plot that the reader is able to understand without much problems. I'm not saying here that the plot is not intricated. It really is! But Robert Ludlum does it so wonderfully that the reader goes on reading without notice if it's morning or night. He's the best spy book I've ever read, I say this without hesitation. Frederick Forsyth is another good author, but Robert Ludlum is much, so much better. I became addicted to Robert's books when I read that one. Now I love this kind of book to death and would really love to have more and more books by Mr. Ludlum on the following years, God willing. If you don't like much this genre, try this book and start to enjoy it. If you're already a fan of spy books, THE HOLCROFT COVENANT is a must-read, I assure you. Long writing life to Mr. Robert Ludlum! He's just the best on his craft! Try him and you won't be dissapointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yeah ok! Oct. 21 1999
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is no good. Me no like
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed with the writing style May 4 1999
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
I tried Robert Ludlum because I'm on a spy/espionage kick right now. This was the first one that I picked up and I gave it about 75 pages and decided to discontinue reading it. I would agree with a previous reader who said that the story was "mildly interesting." The writing style, however, left me very unimpressed. I've never read Danielle Steele but it seems to me that she and Ludlum are in the same league. Character development is simple and cliche-ish. I did not get drawn into the book.
It's no wonder that John Le Carre is the best of this genre.
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I'm not much of a reader but a book on tape listener. This book I READ in 2 days. I couldn't put it down, EVER!! If your looking for action and excitement. A twisting turning mystery with a surprise ending, This is the book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Among Ludlum�s best.
Named after its protagonist Noel Holcroft, "The Holcroft Covenant" is easily among Ludlum's top novels. Read more
Published on Aug. 5 2003 by Godly Gadfly
1.0 out of 5 stars Weak, very weak
Ludlum's book is not believable. The characters are flat and grotesque. Stereotypes abound. The plot is muddled. What a waste of reader's time! Read more
Published on July 23 2003 by "maurice9"
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Ludlum is my guilty pleasure that I hate to admit to. His work is not great literature, but wonderful fun vacation reading. Read more
Published on Dec 9 2002
1.0 out of 5 stars Contrived, convoluted plot twists with no backbone.
Contrived, bloated, disconnected, unrealistic to the extreme. The good Wolfsschanze, the bad Wolfsschanze, the Nachrichtendienst, the Odessa, the Sonnenkinder, the Rache... Read more
Published on March 24 2002 by W. R. Day
3.0 out of 5 stars Robert Ludlum - Master Espionage Writer Strikes Again
I am hooked on Robert Ludlum's books. I gave up romance after I turned 20, moved on to murder mysteries (Ellery Queen genre), but I never experienced an author that could keep me... Read more
Published on Jan. 29 2002 by iqhope
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Cloak & Dagger Thriller
This was the first Robert Ludlum book I have read, but it won't be the last! What an amazing storyteller he is! Read more
Published on Dec 27 2000 by Bruce Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars PROMISE yourself you will read this book!
What would happen if in the final stages of WWII, high ranking Nazi officials who knew the 3rd Reich was about to collapse, made a bold move and set the wheels in motion to begin... Read more
Published on Nov. 10 2000 by Jeff Edwards
1.0 out of 5 stars what is going on?
I recently read the Icarus Agenda, my first Ludlum book, and was very impressed, so I thought the Holcroft Covenant would be just as good. Read more
Published on Sept. 4 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Ludlum classic!
I've recently found that in all the Robert Ludlum books I've been reading, and in some cases re-reading after several years, that his early work is by far his best. Read more
Published on Aug. 19 2000 by Mr N Forbes-warren
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor ending after huge build-up
This is an excellent book, fast paced, rivetting and all the other nice things reviewers always write.
The BIG PROBLEM ... in the last 10 pages everything falls apart. Read more
Published on June 17 2000
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