As far as conspiracy theories go, Robert Ludlum's thrillers have had their fair share. Most are unbelievable to the extent they don't warrant a second thought. However, in The Chancellor Manuscript, the award winning author gives us a twisting tale that you wouldn't be surprised to find has elements of truth in it.
Author Peter Chancellor is very well known. His thrillers are best selling and now he has written a thriller that is too close to the mark, and it involves the death of J Edgar Hoover, the legendary FBI leader. Chancellor writes of a conspiracy to kill him just as the organisation known as Inver Brass decide that Hoover's secret files are too damaging to be in existence and the great man must 'disappear'. Thus begins a game of cat and mouse between Chancellor and Inver Brass, with a showdown on the cards to make all of Chancellor's novels seem mediochre at best.
The fact that the book is more believable in many ways makes it an easier tale to take in. The fact that Hoover could have been murdered because of the extent of his knowledge of events and because of his secrets is a distinct possibility, and this is what Ludlum is addressing here. The writing style is fluent, and although the descriptions are long in places, this is natural of the author's style and merely lends to the tension and buildup of excitement. This is a very well written novel with twists and turns as in the majority of his books. A book well worth reading. It will make you think............
The book is available from amazon.co.uk for £4.54 and is just shortg of 500 pages long.