Monday, 17 December 2012

The Rhinemann Exchange - Robert Ludlum

Autumn 1943. Global espionage elite converge on Buenos Aires. Intense, high-level covert negotiations will soon bear dangerous fruit with the aid of expatriate German industrialist Erich Rhinemann. American agent David Spaulding will be there. His top-secret mission can bring the war to an explosive end. But what happens here in this city of assassins, double crosses, and erotic encounters is to be the most sinister and terrifying deal ever made between two nations at war. Quickly, the game changes, truths darken, hidden secrets emerge. And suddenly Spaulding is the man in between, the man furiously struggling for his sanity, the woman he loves, and his very life...the only man who can save the world from the horrible truth of The Rhinemann Exchange

Robert Ludlum

Review:

A pretty bore read. I don't understand why there was so much hype about this book on Goodreads. I could concentrate and even turning the pages became a burden. The plot is so poor and unrealistic and it is full of confusions and ambiguities that it fails to give the readers a grip. David Spaulding characterisation is so poor and his growth from an actor to a top agent is unbelievable. The book moves along a slop pace and I wondered why the author had wasted so many pages in narrating unnecessary events like the rendezvous at Lisbon etc. No characters are deep enough and the reader does not get a feel of any of the characters except ofcourse, Jean. She is the only saving grace in the book.Overall a pretty ordinary read.

Rating: 2.1/5



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