The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum 1979
The Matarese Circle. Robert Ludlum, Richard Marek, 1979
Popular Fiction Novel - Adventure - Spy
In an introduction to the novel, Ludlum writes that he based the conspiracy on the Trilateral Commission. The story is followed by a 1997 sequel, The Matarese Countdown.
An international circle of killers, the Matarese will undoubtedly take over the world within just two years. Only two rival spies have the power to stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talaniekov, KGB. They share a genius for espionage and a life of explosive terror and violence. But though these sworn enemies once vowed to terminate each other, they must now become allies. Because only they possess the brutal skills and ice-cold nerves vital to their mission: destroy the Matarese.
Nice hardcover book with a very light shelf wear. Jacket with two and a half inch top spine tear (inner archival taped), few smaller tears and edge creases.