The Icarus Agenda MOBI Ð The Icarus Kindle -

10 thoughts on “The Icarus Agenda

  1. Deathbysexiness Deathbysexiness says:

    I read this for the first time over ten years ago Its a uite dense tome and my copy had very tiny type script lettering but I remember thinking that RL must be really smart to have written something like this I was so impressed by his depth of imagination and flair for the dramatic what can I say I was 13 Now years later I'm still impressed by his flamboyance and blatant over the top heroI keep returning to this book every couple of years and its like its new againand I can't help but cast the characters I think should play it because it reads like a movie albeit an old Hollywood CIA Espionage movie

  2. Brian Brian says:

    This novel is frustrating insubstantial and very very improbable A caucasian US Congressman dons dark makeup to pass for an Arab infilrates a terrorist organization in Oman convinces them he is a fellow terrorist and somehow foils their plot All this despite his obvious non native accent which isn't even mentioned by Robert Ludlum He then keeps the entire caper a secret until one covert agent recognizes him from a photographThe only interesting plot involves a secret star chamber like organization scheming to select the next US President Once again logic holds no sway in this universe because the secret organization is apparently risking their lives and reputations for entirely altruistic reasons with no personal benefit expected or desired from the new administrationPlease stay away unless you enjoy smacking your forehead with the palm of your hand every 20 pages

  3. Tahazen Tahazen says:

    I lasted about 50 pages approx a tenth of book Had to mercifully put it down It's bad The writing is static the characters are asinine the protagonist is a Caucasian US Congressmen who 1 speaks a foreign language 2 speaks Arabic fluently and 3 represents a rural Colorado district because you know rural Colorado districts always elect junior politicians that are fluent in Arabic And to top it off the protagonist literally dons skin coloring to look like an Arab and then infiltrates the country of Oman ridiculous The characterization of the Arab World is appalling The author tries to validate this by scattering transliterated Arabic words throughout the text showing that he did his homework but it's the same depicted Arab world that's been regurgitated time and time again a backwards society engulfed in religious fanaticism the backdrop of oil and shady business sheikhs blah blah blah Don't read this book

  4. Marc Diepstraten Marc Diepstraten says:

    I'm re reading Ludlum He's often copied borrowed from outright stolen from but nobody comes close He crams ideas in one book than any other writer out there Story unbelievable? Who cares It is a fun well written wild ride of a book and at 770 pages over all too soon Nobody does did it better Highy recommended

  5. Carol Carol says:

    maybe 4 12 The first half left me wondering how well the author portrayed the Arab world but it moved uickly The last half was so intriguing and thought provoking that I couldn't put the book down and it's a very long book I kept stopping to discuss some of the ideas with my sounding board my husband It's disturbing to read that there could be a government within the government so to speak that causes us to pit ourselves against ourselves So often we believe what we read in the news or possibly WANT to believe that we miss the disturbing manipulations of hidden people in control I see our own government being manipulated by the rich and powerful and feel hopeless in any good resolutionThis was a very very good read

  6. Kip Kip says:

    Airplane fodderLudlum writes great thrillers Picked up this oldie but goodie on the cheap at a yard sale or somethingAs I was reading this I thought Hmmm this could make a good movie Maybe two movies given the depth When I finished it I looked around to see if there was a seuel Imagine the representative from Colorado as the president What I found was the preuel currently in production as a movie Leo DiCaprio as the lead UghA little dated by today's standards in terms of technology and communications but well written and fast paced Kept me up well into the night after my plane trip Couldn't finish I had nothing else to do Passed the time would be for genre author fans Everyone could enjoy this book Everyone should read this book I'll read it again

  7. Michael Kubat Michael Kubat says:

    Good writing of courseit's Ludlum But Amazingly convoluted plot and so loo o ong By the time I reached page 400 I was crawling on the floor from sheer exhaustion checking every 30 minutes how many pages I still have to battle through The total in this edition is 678 More than once I considered dropping the book but that would probably have put a hole in the floor just kidding By the time I finished I was seeing double and my tongue was hanging out of my mouthNot that it's not a good story with a credible plot and totally believable characters But it should really be two separate books

  8. Katherine "Kj" Joslin Katherine "Kj" Joslin says:

    Robert Ludlum and I are breaking up I am serious no counseling I am really pissed This book was awful characters were flat and stereotypical The book was WAYYYYYYYY too long and verbose please pay someone to throw out every sentence that includes a descriptor of a person rather than a name stated the angry pink haired sassy lady Honestly I loved The Bourne books and I will likely read another Ludlum book but this one was horrible I only finished it because I am in a reading challenge Don't let friends read CRAPPY books #RobertLudlumNeededAVacation

  9. Sophie Sophie says:

    I keep forgetting that I need to concentrate if I'm planning to read a book by Robert Ludlum Seem to spend half my time confused about what is going onEnjoyable book in 2 halves 1st half concentrates on a crisis in the Middle East and then the 2nd on the repercussions when the hero returns home and is catapulted to the top of political life

  10. Mark Speed Mark Speed says:

    So much for the suspension of disbelief An unbelievable character in an unbelievable plot doing unbelievable things I could only get through this novel by treating it as satire and laughing with the author and publishers who conspired to make the critics believe it was a thriller

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The Icarus Agenda [Reading] ➷ The Icarus Agenda ➭ Robert Ludlum – Colorado Congressman Evan Kendrick is trying to live out his term uietly when a political mole reveals his deepest secret Kendrick was the anonymous hero who freed the hostages held by Arab terrorists Colorado Congressman Evan Kendrick is trying to live out his term uietly when a political mole reveals his deepest secret Kendrick was the anonymous hero who freed the hostages held by Arab terrorists in the American embassy in Masat and then silently disappeared Now The Icarus Kindle - brought into the light Kendrick is a target pursued by the terrorists he once outwitted Together with the beautiful woman who saved his life Kendrick enters a deadly arena where the only currency is blood where frightened whispers speak of violence yet to come and where the fate of the free world may ultimately rest in the powerful hands of a mysterious figure known only as the Mahdi  Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Icarus Agenda  “Robert Ludlum is light years beyond his literary competition in piling plot twist upon plot twist until the mesmerized reader is held captive Ludlum pulls out all the stops”— Chicago Tribune   “An intricate story of conspiracies within conspiracies Once you start reading you just can’t stop”— Library Journal   “Readers will be hooked”— The New York Times.