The Road To Series

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 258 ratings

The Road to Gandolfo Publisher's Summary

In this wickedly funny novel, Robert Ludlum combines the explosive pacing of The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy with a bitingly witty send-up of everything from government bureaucrats and pandering military men to the mob, the law, and organized religion.

War hero and infamous ladies’ man General MacKenzie Hawkins is a living legend. His life story has even been sold to Hollywood. But now he stands accused of defacing a historic monument in China’s Forbidden City. Under house arrest in Peking, with a case against him pending in Washington, it looks like the end of Mac’s illustrious career.

But he has a plan of his own - and it includes kidnapping the Pope. What’s the ransom? Just one American dollar - for every Catholic in the world. Add to the mix a slew of shady “investors”; Hawkins’ four persuasive, well-endowed ex-wives; and a young lawyer and fellow soldier who wants nothing more than to return to private life - and you’ve got one relentlessly irreverent page-turner.

©1992 Robert Ludlum (P)1991 Random House Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Road to Gandolfo

    • By: Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    War hero and infamous ladies’ man General MacKenzie Hawkins is a living legend. His life story has even been sold to Hollywood. But now he stands accused of defacing a historic monument in China’s Forbidden City. Under house arrest in Peking, with a case against him pending in Washington, it looks like the end of Mac’s illustrious career. But he has a plan of his own - and it includes kidnapping the Pope. What’s the ransom? Just one American dollar - for every Catholic in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ludlum;s true calling

    • By Guil Parker on 05-23-13

    Regular price: $33.60

    • The Road to Gandolfo

    • By: Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    General MacKenzie Hawkins is a living military legend, a hero and a rogue. When he gets kicked out of the Army for conduct unbecoming to an officer, his options are limited - but not for long. He has a plan, a plan so ambitious it will shock the world and make him a very rich man: he is going to get $400 million - a dollar from every Catholic in the world. And he's going to do it by kidnapping the Pope...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ludlum laughing at Ludlum. Sweet!

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-02-13

    Regular price: $25.81

  • Book 2

    • The Road to Omaha

    • A Novel
    • By: Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 20 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    In The Road To Gandolfo, Robert Ludlum introduced us to the outrageous General MacKenzie Hawkins and his legal wizard, Sam Devereaux, whose plot to kidnap the Pope spun wildly out of control into sheer hilarity. Now Ludlum's two wayward heroes return with a diabolical scheme to right a very old wrong - and wreak vengeance on the (expletive deleted) who drummed the hawk out of the military. Their outraged opposition will be no less than the White House.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Laugh until you drop!

    • By Anna on 08-18-17

    Regular price: $33.60

    • The Road to Omaha

    • By: Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Still a legend in his own lifetime, the Hawk, hero or anti-hero of The Road to Gandolfo, is back, irrepressibly maddening, a $500 million caper up his sleeve. Worshipped by the men he once led into battle, General MacKenzie Hawkins is now in his sixties, and shows no sign of retiring from the intrigue and politicking which is his lifeblood. Now he's planning to take on the Government. From the Oval Office to the Pentagon, the President's men do all they can to stop him before he threatens national security.

    Regular price: $25.81