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Trevayne [PDF / EPUB] Trevayne Brilliant, fearless, incorruptible, Andrew Trevayne was a self made millionaire at thirty five, former Undersecretary of State, current head of one of the nation s most prestigious foundations Now, at Brilliant, fearless, incorruptible, Andrew Trevayne was a self made millionaire at thirty five, former Undersecretary of State, current head of one of the nation s most prestigious foundations Now, at the express wish of the president, Trevayne undertakes an investigation into the secret government and is swept up in a tidal wave of intrigue and danger beyond the corridors of official powerinto a nightmare maze where Mafia leaders and billionaires minglewhere Congress and even the presidency itself can be bought and sold Here, in this sizzling world of mystery, seduction, and betrayalwhere his family s survival and his own hinge on a hair triggerwhere sinister forces are poised to exact a chilling conspiracyhere, a man like Trevayne can become a dreaded enemy, a duped pawn or a king.


10 thoughts on “Trevayne

  1. says:

    Half way through Trevayne I thought I had incontrovertible proof that Robert Ludlum was the greatest writer in english ever Why did I believe that Trevayne concerns itself with a Senate subcommittee set up to investigate defense spending misappropriations Yes you read that correctly Ludlum sat down and thought, I know how to keep the readers interest I ll write a book about a government committee looking into corporation ledgers I thought it was a Ludlum book so there would be action and Half way through Trevayne I thought I had incontrovertible proof that Robert Ludlum was the greatest writer in english ever Why did I believe that Trevayne concerns itself with a Senate subcommittee set up to investigate defense spending misappropriations Yes you read that correctly Ludlum sat down and thought, I know how to keep the readers interest I ll write a book about a government committee looking into corporation ledgers I thought it was a Ludlum book so there would be action and world travel Nope Over the first half of the book is about the work of a Senate subcommittee investigating malfeasance They look at ledgers and interview executives But I kept reading Somehow Ludlum made it interesting enough for me to keep turning pages Then sadly comes the second half of the book Entire plot points are forgotten Characters act in seemingly unexplainable ways so the plot moves along Finally the book ends with no resolution whatsoever It s like he got bored half way through


  2. says:

    Robert Ludlum wrote this book in 1973 just as the Water Gate scandal was unfolding The book envisages a situation where a few senior men try to substitute American democracy with an Aristocracy where few high intellectuals will rule the country They put in motion a scheme by which they can appropriate large sums of money out of the state exchequer through defense contracts and accumulate enough funds so that eventually it will be their intellects backed by large sums of money that will rule th Robert Ludlum wrote this book in 1973 just as the Water Gate scandal was unfolding The book envisages a situation where a few senior men try to substitute American democracy with an Aristocracy where few high intellectuals will rule the country They put in motion a scheme by which they can appropriate large sums of money out of the state exchequer through defense contracts and accumulate enough funds so that eventually it will be their intellects backed by large sums of money that will rule the US and the world in the future.Trevayne is a middle aged rich American of impeccable credentials who is chosen to head a Senate sub committe to inquire into the Pentagons giving away of contracts He chances upon this plot for Aristocracy and tries to stop it.by exposure But the men he is up against are too clever for him This leaves him the only option that of contesting an election and becoming the President of the US Eventually he manages it and goes about working the vast sums of money controlled by the defence contracts companies to the advantage of the State.The book is very readable and I will recommend it to all


  3. says:

    I am such a fan of Bourne but Trevayne is definitely not one of Ludlum s better one Just doesn t stand up to contemporary reading There are a few times when the plot is exciting or thriller like but mostly just boring


  4. says:

    I have had a hard time to finish the book as it was taking on and on and on of the same ideas The book is definitively not a thriller nor suspense It isjust a political agitation, withor less agreeable idealistic principles This will not stop me to read other Ludlum books, but one learning for myself on future book from Ludlum, when you feel it is boring just drop it..


  5. says:

    Jonathan Ryder is actually a pseudonym of Robert Ludlum My copy is printed with Ludlum s name on the cover and a special note from the author Ludlum explains his frame of mind when he wrote this novel and why the book was not initially published under his own name.Andrew Trevayne is a successful American businessman who made a lot of money as a defense contractor with his brother in law He also served once as the Undersecretary and is being chased to head a subcommittee for looking into Ameri Jonathan Ryder is actually a pseudonym of Robert Ludlum My copy is printed with Ludlum s name on the cover and a special note from the author Ludlum explains his frame of mind when he wrote this novel and why the book was not initially published under his own name.Andrew Trevayne is a successful American businessman who made a lot of money as a defense contractor with his brother in law He also served once as the Undersecretary and is being chased to head a subcommittee for looking into American Defense Alloction Commission Meanwhile, Trevayne s teenage children are being harassed by the policepossibly to scare him into rejecting the offer to chair the Congress committee to root out corruption from Defense contracts In a secret meeting with the POTUS and Ambassador Hill, Trevayne accepts the position.I always enjoy reading Ludlum and this book was the same It has suspense, anticipation and gun fights all mixed with a basic political plotline SPOILERS Ahead Consider yourself warned After his kids, Trevayne s wife was drugged and taken to a hotel room, while the police held up Trevayne for giving his statement in a traffic accident He s detetmined to walk away from the Senate Committee after this But his wife and the POTUS convinces him to stay on board Trevayne s lawyer, Walter Madison is taking money from a yet unknown figure to spy on his old client Trevayne attends the super secret Senate Committee meeting to finalize his appointment to chair the sub committee Mario de Spandate a folder in the hands of Senator Knapp, who decides with Senator Norton to bury it, during the Senate Committee hearing So the people who have hired Madison are Senators Knapp and Norton Trevayne s gets the confirmation from the Senate Committee and assurance of their cooperation.Senator Gillette, the head of the Senate Committee, talks to Trevayne after the meeting He tells him that he ll get his appointment reversed tomorrow morning Trevayne tries to reach his lawyer, Madison all evening but the hotel has been directed by someone that he s not to be disturbed tonight When Madison finally reaches him afterthan 2 hours, Trevayne finds out the Gillette has died in a road accident.Trevayne is asked by the POTUS to keep Gillette s intentions and the wrap and start working on his sub committee Trevayne is assigned a Major Paul Bonner as his assistant They scout office spaces and choose Potomac Towers as their headquarters.Spandate is the defense contractor that Trevayne met on the plane and who dropped him to the hotel afterwards The Mafioso men is working with the White Office aide, Robert Webster There is also some electrical disturbance at Trevayne s house back at High Barnegat, and he thinks someone might have tampered with it.Trevayne has assembled his team and his target is Genneesse Industries Major Bonner is spying on Trevayne on behalf of the military Bonner saves Trevayne s life and then Trevayne saves him from De SpandateLudlum s tribute to the mastery of Mario Puzo and his famed book, The Godfather,Uncle Mario again a nod to the author , the days of The Godfather are finished , says De Spandate s capo, as he unsuccessfully tries to put a contract out for Major Bonner from the hospital bed.Trevayne finishes interviewing all the people on his list His assessment of Gennesse Industries is complete It sA council of the elite.The United States of Genneesse Industries Webster, the White House aide has given the order to get rid of De Spandate and frame Trevayne in the process by defaming Major Bonner Roderick Bruce, the journalist who earlier asked Trevayne for dirt on Major Bonner, is choosen to frame Bonner Bruce wants to destroy Bonner as a revenge for killing his partner, Alex, killed in the Far East Trevayne is annoyed that Walter Madison, his attorney is not ready to take up the case for Major Bonner, saying it will be a conflict of interest while representing Andy himself Bonner meanwhile is under a lock down at an army base and Sam is ready to defend him.De Spadante threatens Trevayne to quit the subcommittee or he ll destroy his life by making public some cooked up evidence about his family Meanwhile, someone is taking pictures as Andy talks to De Spadante in his hospital room.Robert Webster is told by a messenger from Aaron Green that his plans to frame Trevayne must stop Also he s being thrown out of the center circle of the conspiracy So the new core of Washington underworld consists of Green, Ian Hamilton, Senator Knapp and Trevayne s attorney, Walter Madison At a meeting at Green s estate, he says that the only option left now is to make Andy Trevayne the POTUSAndrew TrevayneThe Mark of Excellenceis the campaign logo Green s team has come up with, as the inner brass is now convinced that offering the job to Trevayne is the right call for USA.Trevayne goes to Roderick Bruce, the journalist s house Against his instincts he reveals that he knows about Alexander Coffey, to make Bruce stop going after Major Bonner In part 4 of the book we see Trevayne getting comfortable with the idea that he could actually become the President After he is made a Senator, he tells Green and Hamilton that he will not fully reveal the extent of Geneesse Industries involvement in the country s politics if they get out of the country and let him clear the mess they have made But after a meeting with Major Bonner, Andy contemplates if he was right to withhold information report submitted by the sub committee for Defense Allocation Commission.Back at Potomac Towers, Sam tells him that Webster has been killed by De Spadante s men and the POTUS has intercepted and impounded the report as a precaution The two begin to wonder if the POTUS is indeed the real Genneese Industries After talking with General Cooper, Trevayne is convinced that he was trapped into submitting an incomplete report Backtracking now would not only harm his credibility but also deliver a serious blow to his election plans.James Goddard, the financial mastermind behind Geneesse Industries hands over proof of financial inconsistencies to Trevayne Trevayne decides to confess to the POTUS that he was mistaken and tries to convince him that Geneesse Industries must be uprooted But to his disgust, the POTUS thinks he can control it to his advantage Also the POTUS was not so naive as he thought and knew about his ambitions to become the next President Paul Bonner is acquited in the civil court and made a Colonel after Trevayne mentioned his part to the President Goddard assisinates the President and the whole country is falling apart Trevayne decides that it his time for him to step up and complete his destiny.In part 5 of the book, we see a scene after 18 months of the President s assisination Trevayne is now the President and a very popular one He made a deal with Geneese Industries that he will not expose them as long as they do not interfere with the country s politics any But in the end, he talks to Ian Hamilton who has broken the ceasefire by attempting to acquire the media companies


  6. says:

    Really Wonderful for the Most Part Spoilers The plot is exquisitely laid out, the characters are painted vividly you can really see them , as well as feel the tensions between governmental entities From a character development sense, Trevayne and other characters come to see, for instance, Army personnel, in acompassionate way and vice versa with some of the Army personnel.The reason I give this book 4 Stars is the ending After Trevayne reaches the Presidency, he is able to address t Really Wonderful for the Most Part Spoilers The plot is exquisitely laid out, the characters are painted vividly you can really see them , as well as feel the tensions between governmental entities From a character development sense, Trevayne and other characters come to see, for instance, Army personnel, in acompassionate way and vice versa with some of the Army personnel.The reason I give this book 4 Stars is the ending After Trevayne reaches the Presidency, he is able to address to some extent some of the issues he s been fighting for throughout the novel, but, from what I can tell, hasn t been able to reign in Gennessee Industries, his main goal in the book Thus, the ending, although maybe realistic, was very anti climactic for me The ending was so underspoken and briefly expedited with, that I kept reading a few pages after the ending before realizing I was reading the extra of the first chapter of the Bourne Identity that the publishers had inserted at the end Made me laugh There were also a few minor plot strands that weren t tied up, something I ve found in other Ludlum books for instance, you end up connecting with Bonner, but there s no final conversation or connection between Bonner and Trevayne at the end, given their significant connection throughout the book.These last criticisms I ve found in many of Ludlum s books a drive to finish the ending of a book as soon as possible, and sometimes not tying up loose ends Perhaps he felt the reader would be impatient by that point and would just want it over as soon as possible, or maybe he himself just wanted it done with, or maybe his publisher said, Bob, deadlinewe got a deadline here


  7. says:

    This book had potential Government corruption, conspiracy to overthrow the government, plans to install a puppet administration run by greedy corporate executives, the triumph of the little man over Big Government, even a brush with the criminal underworld Sadly, it was a letdown due to overly in depth descriptions of how the checks and balances set forth in the Constitution are supposed to work There is some action however murder, internal espionage, conflict between supposed allies, it just This book had potential Government corruption, conspiracy to overthrow the government, plans to install a puppet administration run by greedy corporate executives, the triumph of the little man over Big Government, even a brush with the criminal underworld Sadly, it was a letdown due to overly in depth descriptions of how the checks and balances set forth in the Constitution are supposed to work There is some action however murder, internal espionage, conflict between supposed allies, it just seemedof an afterthought than part of the main plot.The author begins with an introductory explanation about why the book was published under a pseudonym and further explains that the idea for the book was conceived during the Watergate scandal of Nixon s administration I can see how the abuse of power by the government inspired this tale, but it lacked enough offsetting action to compensate for the pages of dry details


  8. says:

    I tried but, as much as I hate to not finish a book I started, I had to quit this one There s a reason the great writer of the Bourne books and other gov t thrillers started out his career under a pseudonym One of his first attempts here you can see he s still figuring out his approach to bringing thrills and suspense into the bureaucratic side of gov t This book, unfortunately, is all bureaucracy with a level of thrills and suspense tantamount to the real time bog of hearing, 2nd hand, all t I tried but, as much as I hate to not finish a book I started, I had to quit this one There s a reason the great writer of the Bourne books and other gov t thrillers started out his career under a pseudonym One of his first attempts here you can see he s still figuring out his approach to bringing thrills and suspense into the bureaucratic side of gov t This book, unfortunately, is all bureaucracy with a level of thrills and suspense tantamount to the real time bog of hearing, 2nd hand, all the office politics of a month s long caseload at the IRS Life s too short when you can just read The Bourne Identity or a NY Times or Washington Post article today


  9. says:

    Picked up on a whim years ago, the book sat in my to be read pile for a long time However, by chance, I picked it up and began to read it To my surprise, it s a thriller, based on the Nixon debacle More over, it reflects much of what is happening in today s political climate Fast moving, showing Mr Ludlum s understanding of politics and behind the scenes maneuvering, I loved the story It s a peak into the past and into today s morass all at once A must read.


  10. says:

    The author wrote this shortly after Watergate in the 70s I wonder if anyone is thinking about doing a sequel now With Trump in office, his family, Moscow Mitch and the rest of the Rep Party you got a lot of things to use for a storyline and plenty of people to use as villains if they change the names.


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