The Bancroft Strategy
working to twist global politics toward an unsavory end….
Todd Belknap, a field agent for Consular Operations, is cut loose from the agency after a job gone wrong. But when his best friend and fellow agent is abducted abroad and the government refuses to step in, Belknap decides to take matters into his own hands.
Well what the hell...give the devil it's due. This is a pretty good "Ludlum" (irrespective of who really wrote each page). It has all the hallmark ...more
andrea has just been given 12million $ to join the board of the bancroft foundation - her family. their aim is to improve lives all over the world,using money, intelligence and computer savvy
but at what cost and who is genesis.
nobody is whom they seem and r on different sides to how they appear
andrea and todd form an uneasy alliance to get to the truth of the matter - at great cost
couple of questions. surely todd, wi ...more
I found this in a used book store and didn't recognize as having read before so I picked it up.
The book was published in 2006, 5 years after Robert Ludlum died. This book is written by Robert Ludlum TM (trademark), and is attributed as a "posthumously published novel". it's a long book (708 pages) due in most part to the complex plot with world-wide locations. The main characters are Todd Belknapp, a field agent for Consular Oper ...more
The writing itself, I did not find that ...more
One of Ludlum’s weakest points is that many of his novels just have no basis in reality, and this novel suffers from some of these same flaws. Naturally, the Bancroft fo ...more
Pendant les 150 premières pages, je me suis demandée pourquoi je continuais à lire ce livre. On patauge. Les personnages me paraissaient plats ( Andrea qui venait de rompre avec son petit ami, bref, grand classique) et les dialogues...terribles ( l'engueulade entre le patron et Todd, ça m'a tuée. Personne ...more
Todd Belknap, experienced field agent for an undisclosed governmental agency, is incensed when his plans go awry and he is fired. On the same night that his own operation goes off course, his mentor and best friend is kidnapped on a similar assignment. Belknap refuses to abandon him and sets off to track him down.
Andrea Bancroft has long been separated from he ...more
Andrea Bancroft is offered a lucrative position on the family philanthropic foundation. She takes the position but the more she finds out about the foundation, the more endangered her life becomes. At one point she meet ...more
This time, however, I noticed that Ludlum's ghost writers must subscribe to the handbook ...more
I really wonder how and when does Robert Ludlum get the time to craft such details, research such intricacies, and write and envision such stories. They are a web of mystery upon thrillers! This is why I feel that the money I spent on this book, was worth it (especially since the book is 520 pages long!)
First of all, I finished reading th ...more
Story: Secret Agent man, meets Andrea Bancroft, while he is investigating a mystery. Webs of lies, deceit and betrayal run through the story. Who is Genesis?
Why has his government betrayed him and out to terminate him? Will good take over evil? Why is for the greater good, bad for all? And sadly it starts all over again.
Suspenseful, mysterious, murderous; romancing, spying, globe hopping; sometimes exotic; muscular handsome men, well appointed woman, genius philanthropic child; deceitful, lecherous, and cunning expose into the world of physical and digital espionage politics and more, more and more deceit, murder and lying.
Even though I'd figured out the ending ...more
Lots of mystery to keep you interested, but the character of Todd and everything he can do/has happen to him is just WAY too unbelievable.
Andrea on the other hand is much more interesting, but there isn't really much on just her or her life.
It had potential, but for me it just constantly shifted from over-the-top to underwhelming and back again.
The plot of this story eerily resembled the last book o ...more