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The Road to Gandolfo: A Novel

Michael Shepherd (pseudonym for Robert Ludlum, 1927-2001)

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ISBN 10: 0803759207 / ISBN 13: 9780803759206
Published by Dial Press, 1975
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Modern First Editions Boston (Boston, MA, U.S.A.)

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Stated First printing - 1975. Protected in clear Mylar cover. DJ and book in As New condition. Wonderful, unread copy. 0803759207 Three dust jackets present all having different illustrators/designers. Exterior (or first) dj features Tom Upshur design at center of bright blue pictorial front panel; dj rubbed with light soiling and slight nicking at edges along with some toning to white rear panel and white flaps, top corner of front flap is creased. Middle (or second) dj designed by Jack Ribik featuring purple front panel and spine decorated with white lettering which has varied tinges of color run, some toning again to white rear panel and flaps, top corner of front flap also creased. Third (or innermost) dj designed by David Holzman featuring front panel illustration of hawk perched atop the brim of a military officer's cap immediately above figure of pope with crossed fingers; short tear at front panel's top edge again with toning to rear panel and flaps. Bookseller Inventory # 000253

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Title: The Road to Gandolfo: A Novel

Publisher: Dial Press

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Tom Upshur, Jack Ribik, David Holzman

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition

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General MacKenzie Hawkins is a living military legend, a hero and a rogue. Sam Devereaux is a bright young ex-Harvard lawyer, now in the army, and he can't wait to get out. When the Hawk 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 ...

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Robert Ludlum launched his career as a bestselling writer with THE SCARLATTI INHERITANCE in 1971, the first of a string of international bestsellers. There are more than 300 million copies of his books in print and they have been translated in 32 languages.

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