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Title:
The Chancellor manuscript
Author:
Ludlum, Robert, 1927-2001.
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Publication Information:
New York : Bantam Books, 1978.

©1977
Physical Description:
438 pages ; 18 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780553260946
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Did J. Edgar Hoover die a natural death? Or was he murdered? When a group of high-minded and high-placed intellectuals known as Inver Brass detect a monstrous threat to the country in Hoover's unethical use of his scandal-ridden private files, they decide to do away with him--quietly, efficiently, with no hint of impropriety. Then bestselling thriller writer Peter Chancellor stumbles onto information that makes his previous books look like harmless fairy tales. Now Chancellor and Inver Brass are on a deadly collision course, spiraling across the globe in an ever-widening arc of violence and terror. All roads lead to a showdown that will rip the nation's capital apart--leaving only one damning document to survive.

Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Chancellor Manuscript

"[ The Chancellor Manuscript ] exerts a riveting appeal, as it seems to justify our worst nightmares of what really goes on in the so-called intelligence community in Washington." -- The New York Times Book Review

"Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined." -- The New York Times

"Powerhouse momentum . . . as shrill as the siren on the prowl car." --Kirkus Reviews

"A complex scenario of inventive double-crossing." -- Chicago Sun-Times


Author Notes

Robert Ludlum was born May 25, 1927 in New York City. He enlisted in the Marines at the age of eighteen and received a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1951.

He began acting professionally at the age of sixteen in the 1943 Broadway production of Junior Miss. He also had roles in summer stock and appeared in over 200 television dramas for such live programs as Studio One and Kraft Television Theater. He then tried producing with the 1956 Broadway production of The Owl and the Pussycat. He took the play, four years later, to his creation of Shopping-Center Theater at Playhouse-on-the-Mall in Paramus, New Jersey.

His first novel, The Scarlatti Inheritance, was published in 1971. His other works include The Matlock Paper, The Chancellor Manuscript, The Bourne Identity, The Scorpio Illusion, The Matarese Countdown, and The Bancroft Strategy. He also wrote under the pseudonyms Jonathan Ryder and Michael Shepherd. He died on March 12, 2001 at the age of 74.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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