Robert Ludlum

THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND BY ROBERT LUDLUM

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I don’t know why but I always end up picking second hand books when it comes to Rl. There is a certain kind of happiness I get only from reading used books. No kindle or hardcover can come close the smell and comfortable feel of the good old paperbacks . This early 70s spy thriller was a book I picked up after reading other titles by RL like the Bourne series and The Chancellor Manuscript and thoroughly enjoying them.

 

STUFF ON THR BACKCOVER SAYS

Zurich. . Moscow. . Washington. The machinery was already set in motion, while in a quiet suburb an odd assortment of men and women  gathered for a momentous weekend. At stake was the very existence of the United States of America…and the future of the entire free world.

 

PLOT IN SHORT

A common but rich man John Tanner through no fault of his own is drawn by the CIA to expose one of his friend’s sleeper cell status over a weekend at his place. All of his friends suspect each other of some foul play. Finally when things start blowing up it does not take long for the old friends to turn on each other in order to save themselves.

 

THE GOOD

  • Fast paced
  • A true page turner
  • Common man without training in a thrilling situation

THE BAD

  • The start is slow
  • Not as good as the rest of his books

 

MY THOUGHTS

Authors like RL very rarely let you down. Their books are usually well written with a solid plot line with some delicious twist. This book however falls a little short of those things. I would recommend it for the diehard RD fans or the once who like spy/espionage dramas. Others can give this one a miss.

 

MY RATINGS

3.8/5

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