The Parsifal Mosaic

by Robert Ludlum

Hardcover, 1982

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Description

Michael Havelock's world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava. He watched as his partner and lover, Jenna Karats, double agent, was efficiently gunned down by his own agency. There was nothing left for him but to quit the game, get out. Until, in one frantic moment on a crowded railroad platform in Rome, Havelock saw his Jenna alive. From then on, he was marked for death by both U.S. and Russian assassins, racing around the globe after his beautiful betrayer, trapped in a massive mosaic of treachery created by a top-level mole with the world in his fist--Parsifal.

Rating

(234 ratings; 3.5)

User reviews

LibraryThing member yonitdm
I love Ludlum's books usually. This one was hard to get into hard to like or understand the characters. I actually didn't finish it which is very unusual for me. If I had bought it instead of borrowed from the library I might have kept it around and finished eventually but I usually devour his books in a night or at most a weekend so a month was excessive.… (more)
LibraryThing member pastakeith
Short Review
Not as compelling or satisfying as The Bourne Identity but still good.

I enjoy the character development, the unveiling of the backstory, and I especially enjoy the 'high tech' feel of a spy novel written in 1982 before the use of the personal computer, the internet, and the cell phone. Amazing to think how ingrained these advancements have become in our society.… (more)
LibraryThing member FKarr
spy novel which broke the bounds of credulity; Havelock is smarter, stronger, more clever than any person could be; premise of insane Secretary & faked city is ludicrous; I was glad to be finished
LibraryThing member christinejoseph
Mike Havelock - Costa Brava - girl Jenna killed - yes - no? Searching for top level mole.

Michael Havelock's world ended on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava. He stood by and watched as his partner and lover, Jenna Karas, double agent, was coldly and efficiently gunned down by his own agency. There's nothing left for Havelock but to get out, quit the game. Until, in one frantic moment on a crowded railway platform in Rome, Havelock sees Jenna. She's alive - and suddenly Havelock is a marked man, on the run from both US and Russian assassins. a massive mosaic of treachery created by a top-level mole with the world in his fist - Parsifal ...… (more)
LibraryThing member joyceclark
Not my favorite Ludlum novel. Lots of talking...and talking...and talking. Picked up considerably when the talking stopped and the action started.
LibraryThing member Karin7
One of his better books, and if you like this kind of novel, it's a 5.

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Publication

Random House (1982)

Original publication date

1982
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