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Author: Trevanian Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Jonathan Hemlock Novels Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9781481583985
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Jonathan Hemlock, the art professor and mercenary who first excited readers with his daring exploits in The Eiger Sanction, returns for another masterful adventure. Jonathan has gone to England to rest, but his vacation is interrupted when the head of British Intelligence needs his highly skilled services. Blackmailed into performing another “sanction”—a top-secret political assassination—Jonathan must take over the mission of an agent whose murder was so bizarre and terrifying that no other agent was willing to replace him. Once again Hemlock’s life hangs in the balance—but this time the penalty for failure is more grotesquely lethal than ever before.

His task is to locate a set of secretly made films that incriminate a number of high-ranking British officials; his target is a top underworld figure who delights in debauchery and torture. Facing this threat, Jonathan is drawn into a labyrinthine network of intrigue and depravity. As all the pieces in the dangerous puzzle begin to come together, Jonathan is trapped, drugged, and forced to attempt one of the most daring escapes ever conceived.

The Loo Sanction is another thrilling spy novel sure to keep listeners riveted.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A masterpiece.”

    New York Times

  • “In a word, irreducible, with the [same] decisively punchy, stylish clout as before.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daryl | 1/19/2014

    " If you read this novel, which I can recommend if you enjoy the cold-war espionage genre, you will never experience a typical 'waiting room' in the same manner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 7/6/2013

    " McTaint? Van Dyke? Now Trevanian is just messing with us. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Motorcycle | 7/1/2013

    " The plot structure was pretty similar to the Eiger sanction. Just substitute art for mountain climbing. So, not as interesting to me. But it was ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joshua | 6/27/2013

    " I liked The Loo Sanction but not as much as The Eiger Sanction. It seems to me to lack the progression and pacing of Trevanian's other works. Still, I'd recommend the book. It has some really great moments and, of course, Trevanian's wonderful style. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brenda | 11/26/2012

    " The writing and the plot were so bad that I couldn't even finish this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Simon | 3/7/2011

    " Jonathan Hemlock's sarcasm was fun in the Eiger Sanction, but in the Loo Sanction, he's become whiny and it's not attractive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Briar | 1/6/2011

    " second in the sanction series- not quite as good as the Eiger Sanction, but well written and same artistic detail. If you like Dan Brown, you will love Trevanian, plus he is more eccentric! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 11/4/2010

    " If you enjoy spy/action books, Trevanian is a brilliant writer. However, I'd recommend Shibumi before the Loo Sanction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 9/15/2010

    " Ridiculous and entertaining. A quick read that will boost your vocab. And yes, the "Loo" in Loo Sanction refers to toilets. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phlip | 9/13/2010

    " Well written, silly, cheesy fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tuce | 7/13/2010

    " Actually I don't like thrillers but Trevanian makes me excited. His speech is detailed but not boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mydanes | 11/15/2009

    " Not quite as amazing as Shibumi but very good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 10/31/2009

    " Enjoyable follow-up to Eiger Sanction. Worth seeking out if you want to know what happens to Hemlock post-CII. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh | 5/4/2009

    " I love Trevanian. Some of my all time favorite spy thrillers. I liked this one better than Eiger, but they were both great. "

About the Author

Trevanian (Rodney Whitaker, 1931–2005) was the bestselling author of Shibumi, The Eiger Sanction, The Loo Sanction, The Main, The Summer of Katya, and Incident at Twenty-Mile. He was also an educator in communication and dramatic arts and wrote nonfiction books under his own name. His books have been translated into more than fourteen languages. 

About the Narrator

Joe Barrett, an actor and Audie Award and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials.