The Manchurian Candidate

The Manchurian Candidate

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'Brilliant...wild and exhilarating' New Yorker

Sgt Raymond Shaw is a hero of the first order. He's an ex-prisoner of war who saved the life of his entire outfit, a winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the stepson of an influential senator...and the perfect assassin. Brainwashed during his time as a POW he is a 'sleeper', a living weapon to be triggered by a secret signal. He will act without question, no matter what order he is made to carry out.

To stop Shaw, his former commanding officer must uncover the truth behind a twisted conspiracy of torture, betrayal and power that will lead both to the highest levels of the government. - and to Shaw's own past...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 154 x 182 x 24mm | 201g
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1409147800
  • 9781409147800
  • 7,032

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This masterpiece is even more trenchant these days than when it was first written * CATHOLIC HERALD * Shocking, tense ... high-grade adventure-suspense * San Francisco Chronicle * Apocalyptic ... Condon is wickedly skilful * Time * This masterpiece is even more trenchant these days than when it was first written * Catholic Herald * Brilliant ... wild and exhilarating * New Yorker *
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About Richard Condon

Richard Condon was born in New York City and worked in the movie business for twenty years before he started writing novels. In addition to THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE his bestsellers include PRIZZI'S HONOR. He died in 1996.
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20,300 ratings
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4 38% (7,804)
3 19% (3,907)
2 3% (652)
1 1% (224)
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