Dead of night. Salonika, Greece, December 1939. A clandestine order of monks embarks on a desperate mission: to transport a mysterious vault to a hiding place high in the Italian Alps. Its sinister contents, concealed for centuries, could rip apart the Christian world. Now, as the Nazi threat marches inexorably closer, good men and evil will be drawn into a violent and deadly hunt, sparking a relentless struggle that could forever change the world as we know it.
Historical fiction at it's best! A tightly woven account regarding the pursuit of truth within religion. Mesmerizing, thought-provoking and plausible.
What was most disappointing about Robert Ludlum’s story?
what the secret manuscripts in the end supposedly contained (highly blasphemous) and the disjointed plot.
Have you listened to any of Grover Gardner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
1st half was great second half seemed a bit drawn out and almost unnecessary altogether.
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
I got bored with this one. I love Ludlum's stuff, but the characters were too hard to follow and I found it hard to listen to. I gave it back
If you’ve listened to books by Robert Ludlum before, how does this one compare?
This is the first Ludlum book I did not enjoy
Which character – as performed by Grover Gardner – was your favorite?
None of the character development worked for me
Do you think The Gemini Contenders needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
I didn't finish it
Any additional comments?
I'm a big Ludlum fan. Others may enjoy this one but I stopped about a third of the way through.