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The Matlock Paper [Paperback]

Robert Ludlum
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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July 1 1989
The name on the computer screen is James Barbour Matlock, college professor and Vietnam veteran. He’s Washington’s choice to stop a far-reaching conspiracy in an undercover assignment destined to put his neck against the razor’s edge of danger. But the faceless men behind the scenes don’t care if it means savaging the woman he loves or trapping him in a maze of unrelenting terror. They just care about one thing: Matlock is the perfect man for the job—and the reason why is disturbing, explosive, and extremely deadly.
 
Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Matlock Paper
 
“A sure winner . . . fast paced, suspenseful, and bound to keep you turning the pages.”The Denver Post
 
“A 110% story all in overdrive . . . Ludlum writes better and better.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“Suspense, violence, and total readability.”Chicago Tribune

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Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Matlock Paper
 
“A sure winner . . . fast paced, suspenseful, and bound to keep you turning the pages.”The Denver Post
 
“A 110% story all in overdrive . . . Ludlum writes better and better.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“Suspense, violence, and total readability.”Chicago Tribune

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The name on the computer screen is James Barbous Matlock. Vietnam veteran. College professor. He's Washington's choice to stop a far-reaching conspiracy, an undercover assignment destined to put Matlock's neck against the razor's edge of danger. And the faceless men in Washington don't care if it means savaging the women Matlock loves, or trapping Matlock in a maze of unrelenting terror. They care about just one thing: that Matlock is the perfect man for the job...for a reason that is disturbing, violent, and extremely deadly.

"A sure winner...fast paced, suspenseful, and bound to keep you turning the pages." --The Denver Post


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2.0 out of 5 stars "One Step Up, Two Steps Back..." Feb. 13 1999
Format:Paperback
...as Springsteen once sang. With Ludlum's third book, "The Matlock Paper", he would finally develop the narrative style lacking in his previous books, most notably "The Osterman Weekend." Unfortunately, his characters and situations took a back seat.
As title characters go, Matlock is one of the weakest I've ever come across. Not only is he not sympathetic, but rather obtuse and tiresome. He makes so many mistakes that are obviously foolish that you find yourself disengaged from the book, shaking your fist and screaming. Well, that might be an exaggeration, but you know what I mean.
The lack of strong women, the obviousness of the villain, and the weak male lead all lead up to a less than stellar book. The only thing that makes it worthwhile is Ludlum's increasing narrative technique, which seemed to finally be coming to a head.
If you're a die-hard Ludlum fan who has to read everything by the man, then you'll find something here. Everyone else though, consider yourself warned.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not his best but a good read! June 11 2011
By J Reader TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
This is the first of Ludlums early books to really capture the tone of his later writings. Plenty of mystery, an unlikely hero and suspense like only Ludlum does.

This is a great book for a weekend at the cottage. It's factpaced and easy to read. The Matlock paper doesn't require the same level of focus as many of Ludlums later novels.

The Scarlatti Inheritance and The Matlock Paper and the Rhineman Exchange are the best of Ludlum's first 6 books. All worth reading.

Check out my other reviews for more Ludlum hit's and misses.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All Ludlum books March 1 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I have read all of Robert Ludlums books, they are all great reading. It's a shame we will have no more of his writings.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A great name doesn't always mean a great book Nov. 16 2001
Format:Paperback
Who never heard Ludlum's name? He has big name among thriller authors. This fact was intriguing me to read his books too. "The Matlock Paper" was Ludlum's second book I've ever read beside "The Gemini Contender". And I still can't make Ludlum's books as my cup of tea.
I bought this book with great expectation that Ludlum would write "bettter" then Frederick Forsyth (which I've read all of his books) and Tom Clancy. However, I was very disappointed to find that the topic and plot were too simple, especially compared with Ludlum's big name. The story was predictable and not thrilling at all.
I am not sure whether I will give another try for another Ludlum's books. I'm simply too disappointed with this one.
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