Michael Havelock’s world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava as he watched his partner and lover, double agent Jenna Karas, efficiently gunned down. Directed by Yimou Zhang. A U.S. intelligence agent lands in the middle of an elaborate blackmail scheme after he spots his lover, a one-time agent who he. Michael Havelock’s world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava as he watched his partner and lover, double agent Jenna Karas, efficiently gunned.

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To ask other readers questions about The Parsifal Mosaicplease sign up. When Michael finally finds Parsifal, a friend of Anton and a Paminyatchik who is less fanatical than Arthur Pierce, he finds out that the documents were not produced to provoke nuclear war, but rather to demonstrate that no one man could be trusted with vast amounts of power.

The central conflict of the book, of a hero who is led to believe his love has betrayed him and his country, is interesting enough to keep the reader invested. A good cold war story. It is very hard to put either of these books down! In both the Parsifal Mosaic and the Bourne Identity Ludlum has developed character depth and logical flo The Parsifal Mosaic followed the Bourne Identity and is one of his greatest works!

Frans Vlieg rated it liked it Sep 21, The most memorable part that stuck was the arrival of the Apache. It is too deeply rooted in a geopolitical climate that no longer exists. But when we gonna play ping pong? Of the pages, at least are not needed.

The story was interesting but there were so many unnecessary details parsifap the book seemed to drag on too long. I loved this when I was a teenager and I still do. He stood by and watched as his partner and lover, Jenna Karas, double agent, was coldly mosxic efficiently gunned down by his own agency.

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I don’t know about others but it seemed to me that he unnecessarily lengthened the buildup. The Bourne movies, starring Matt Damon in the title role, have been commercially and critically successful The Bourne Ultimatum won three Academy Modaic inalthough mosiac story lines depart significantly from the source material. Lots of twists, kept me engaged the whole book.

Rostov denies that Karas is an agent of theirs. Philby rated it it was amazing Apr 21, Jul 12, Jana Smalley rated it liked it. If your around my age, you probably spent more time worrying that rogue nations like North Korea or terrorist groups would use Russian designed Nuclear weapons against us then you worried that the Russian Federation President would consciously launch a nuclear attack against the west.

Lists with This Book. He is also, for that matter, a paminyatchik – an agent under deep cover, who has lived in the United States since infancy. Paul Dube rated it really liked it Jun 15, He watches as his partner and lover, Jenna, double agent, was efficiently gunned down by his own agency.

It has taken me 4 or 5 times to sit down and read the entire thing. I have read both this and the Aquitaine Progression three times each now and the Holcroft Covenant twice. The central conflict of the book, of a hero who is led to believe his love has betrayed him and his country, is interesting The second Ludlum book I read. But I love these characters, I love the clever espionage, and hhe mystery here is completely unique.

Cross and double cross, rhe and enemies and friends are all called into question. The first part is a sort of serious Mr. This is definitely my favorite.

I just wish Ludlum didn’t use so much description at times, as it holds up the story. At first I thought it was interesting, almost quaint to go back and see Re-read this after about 25 years.

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Michael and Jenna’s relationship is a pleasant dimension to the book, which isn’t found in every one of Ludlum’s books. One goes by the code name “Parsifal” and the other “Ambiguity: After a few weeks’ retirement, where he is approached by spooks on both sides making me wonder how great of a spy he could have been, if everyone knew him by sighthe catches a parssifal of Jenna in a train station.

When Michael finally traces Jenna to an isolated farm in Pennsylvaniathey realize that they were both deceived and that each had been told that the other was an enemy. After consulting several top 10 ludlum lists, this book figured in the top 5 in all of them. It also took me a while to realize that the Secretary-of-State character with a God complex could perhaps be modeled after Henry Kissenger.

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Unfortunately, he discovers that Jenna is a double agent, and watches her die for her betrayal. Paperbackpages. The Parsifal Mosaic 3.

Michael Prichard Read by. It felt confusing and convoluted at times in the midst of it, but by the end most of it made sense to me.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Ludlum would seemingly forget how to write character depth, but at the time of this novel he remembered parsifwl include depth for most of the stories characters.

Jan 13, Rohan Sarkar rated it liked it. There are more than million of his books in print, and they have been translated into thirty-two languages.