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The Glendower Legacy

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  47 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
A good chase novel that moves up and down the East Coast like a roller coaster as the KGB and CIA try to figure out if George Washington was really a traitor.
Paperback, First U.S. Paperback Edition, 315 pages
Published August 1979 by Pocket Books (first published July 1978)
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Armin Hennig
Nov 28, 2012 Armin Hennig rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: conspiracy
Allzu durchsichtige, wenn auch brutale Story eines Hitchcockfans mit einer unüberwindlichen Schwäche für nervige Blondinen. Leider bleibt der Aufhänger, die aufregende Geschichte von Washingtons Verrat total unterbelichtet, gemäß dem Motto, dass nicht sein kann, was nicht sein darf...
Catherine Hurst
Jun 05, 2012 Catherine Hurst rated it liked it
A great plot and very attention-grabbing from beginning to end--especially if you're interested in Boston/Cambridge, American history, and thrillers! However, I downgraded my rating due to the style--which seems very dated to me. The book was published in 1978, and the dialogue (which includes a small but annoying selection of racist, agist, and sexist asides) badly needs updating. It also smacks a bit too much of the James Bond/Cold War popular culture of the time....with a little Get Smart thr ...more
Nov 23, 2014 Robert rated it liked it
This well written spy thriller is an easy read, with interesting characters, amusing situations and good action sequences. Unfortunately, the plot is pretty lame, with an implausible premise, questionable motivations and numerous plot holes and improbable situations. I am not sorry I read it, but I won't read any more of this author's books. Which is a shame, because he published quite a few and I did like his writing style.
Anne Thorpe
Jan 27, 2014 Anne Thorpe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not bad, interesting premise.
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