Giov Even though this is one of the first books Robert Ludlum it is one of the last ones I read so you could imagine my delight when I found this a Ludlum book I haven’t yet read during a book drive at my daughter’s school. His brothers planned to revenge him, but Elizabeth did not want both boys to risk being killed. I may read some more of his books to see if they get any better. So Elizabeth and Matthew team up. Following this was the erratic purchase of assets worth a lot of money all over the world. Open Preview See a Problem?
Email required Address never made public. But his defection entails the release of the ultra-top-secret file on the Scarlatti Inheritance – a file whose contents will destroy many of the Western world’s greatest and most illustrious reputations if they are made known In Washington, word is received that an elite member of the Nazi High Command is willing to defect and divulge information that will shorten the war. This is a book truly ahead of its time. From the second chapter, to one before last, the story is told as a back flash about the Scarlatti family. Following this was the erratic purchase of assets worth a lot of money all over the world. I read it about 30 years ago
As the book progresses the two work together and uncover financial irregularities.
The Scarlatti Inheritance
Ludlum is a very gifted writer and has now become a favorite author that I count on for a fun filled adventure. Aug 29, Sahar Kharrufa rated it really liked it.
Considering this was published in it can be called a leader. A very different heroine. But fair warning, also without action and without long-ranging, deep-reaching conspiracies.
February 8, at 7: The Scralattis had three sons, one died in WWI, the other was ordered by his mother not to enlist, and the third – sdarlatti troublemaker – enlisted and, to everyone’s surprise, became a war hero.
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This was my first Robert Ludlum novel, not because it was his first but because both he and it were recommended by the owner of a used book store I once frequented. Forse, anzi, sicuramente il problema sono io, ma non sono riuscita ad appassionarmi alla vicenda; il racconto procede in maniera un po’ piatta e sale un poco la suspance solo per brevissimi momenti poi torna il piattume.
His brothers planned to revenge him, but Elizabeth did not want both boys to risk being killed. Through Giovanni Scarlatti’s brilliant engineering skills which created machinery that drastically cut costs and Elizabeth’s management, negotiating and people skills, plus some ruthless business practices, the couple took over the whole of the paper industry for the east of America. To sum it up, Robert Ludlum is an author who can very easily pull any reader to the edge of his seat with his twists and blinding pace at which he writes.
This, Matlock Paper and Osterman are all great. I admire the way that Ludlum drives his readers through his novels.
He uses his status as a war hero to do precisely as he wished. Feb 01, Scott rated it liked it. Story line isn’t complicated, and the character list is also limited.
His scenarios often have a ring of truth as though they were stripped from yesterday’s news. I’ve definitely felt the first books of other writers tthe a lot better.
Good to read a story without the technology we have today. This is exactly what Ludlum has done. Elizabeth Scarlatti has a plan, a desperate, last-minute gamble, designed to save the world from a most dangerous man — her own son By Robert Ludlum. Some of the twists and turns were a bit hard to digest dcarlatti some of the writing seems a bit rough, but I was entertained enough that I’ll read some more Ludlum in the future, I think.
The story begins in Washington during World War II, scarlatt word is received that an elite member of the Nazi High Command is willing to defect and divulge information that will shorten the war.
It’s a style that I try to emulate in my writing. Presidents to keep that file labeled Above Top Secret, ensuring that the contents will not see the light of day.
Her sons are a disappointment.
Political Thrillers: The Scarlatti Inheritance by Robert Ludlum
I love early Scarlagti. Return to Book Page. Sep 26, Ru rated it really liked it. I did not enjoy this book that much. A good thriller based on high finance greed and a mentally inheriatnce hero who becomes a Nazi sympathiser and is ultimately sacrificed by those he sought to support.
From the most powerful instrument being money to the planning and counter-planning to the utter basic nature of the motive, the plot thrives on the basic instincts of the human nature.
Canfield has a kind of James Garner appeal. A Robert Ludlum is the bestselling author of 37 novels once touted as the best in the world with his blend of sophisticated planning and extreme pace.