In this wickedly funny novel, Robert Ludlum combines the
explosive pacing of The Bourne Identity
and The Bourne Supremacy with a
bitingly witty send-up of everything from government bureaucrats and pandering
military men to the mob, the law, and organized religion.
War hero and infamous ladies’ man, General MacKenzie Hawkins
is a living legend. His life story had even been sold to Hollywood. But now he
stands accused of defacing a historic monument in China’s Forbidden City. Under
house arrest in Peking, with a case against him pending in Washington, it looks
like the end of Mac’s illustrious career.
But he has a plan of his own—and it includes kidnapping the
pope. What’s the ransom? Just one American dollar—for every Catholic in the
world. Add to the mix a slew of shady “investors,” Hawkins’ four persuasive,
well-endowed ex-wives, and a young lawyer and fellow soldier who wants nothing
more than to return to private life—and you’ve got one relentlessly irreverent
page-turner. Download and start listening now!