Six Days of the Condor



★ [PDF / Epub] ☄ Six Days of the Condor By James Grady ✪ – E17streets4all.co.uk Тиха и незабележима къща в богат и скучен квартал Тук прикрита като статистическо бюро е една от службите на Тиха и незабележима къща в богат и of the Epub á скучен квартал Тук прикрита като статистическо бюро е една от службите на ЦРУ Както всяка сутрин един от младите служители отива за кафе Когато се връща той не може да повярва на очите си Всички са зверски застреляни Служителят разбира че е останал жив Six Days PDF/EPUB ² по чудо и тази грешка скоро ще бъде поправена Кой и защо Той има точно шест дни за да избяга от невидимите убийци и да намери отговора на своите въпроси или смъртта И да се превърне в професионалния ас наречен КОНДОРА.Six Days of the Condor

Six Days of the Condor which was of the Epub á adapted to film as Three Days of the Condor starring.

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  • Six Days of the Condor
  • James Grady
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  • 08 November 2016

10 thoughts on “Six Days of the Condor

  1. says:

    ”This is Condor Section 9 Department 17 ‘We’ve been hit’” Choose your own Condor He can look like this Or like thisMost days Ronald Malcolm’s biggest worries were from which coffee pot on which floor he was going to get his dose of caffeine what type of sandwich he was going to have at lunch and not dawdling too long in the morning so he was at his work desk on time to admire the beautiful siren walking by his building every day Simple life for a normal guy His job was not normal It would be boring for a lot of people but for someone like me it would be a dream job He worked in this nondescript building that was a front for a CIA operation Not field work or running secret agents or working to take down a super villain while he was still a hoodlum No Ronald’s job was reading spy thrillers and mysteries He was paid to read His job was to read these books and take notes of anything that happens that might be of use to the CIA at some point and time If the CIA is reading this review I just want to say I am an expert reader I take copious notes of what I read I have an impressive resume of thrillers I’ve already read so I would be attuned to discovering things I’ve never read before in a book PM me Big Brother The plot swung into action when a hit suad came in and killed everyone in the building Except for oneRonald was out grabbing a sandwich crumbs were still clinging to the edges of his mouth as he stared at the bodies of his colleagues lying in pools of blood Great right? What a stroke of dumb luck but it proved to be harder than one would expect for RonaldCondor to come in for a debriefing He became The Spy Thriller Reader Who Tried to Come in From the ColdThings were dire than just people trying to kill him He was out in the coldbookless It gave me the shivers I’ve watched the 1975 Robert Redford movie with the lovely Faye Dunaway numerous times and the movie is terrific They cut the expanse of time that the story unfolds from six days down to three I’m currently enjoying the new TV series called Condor on the Audience channel The series stars Max Irons the son of the great Jeremy Irons and it has become must see TV in my house I always enjoy seeing the interpretation of the same story by different writers and directors Six Days of the Condor was sold to Hollywood even before the book was published There is a fascinating preface to the Open Road edition written by James Grady that discusses the process of how he got the idea for the book and most interesting of all how the Redford movie created uite the flurry of worry in KGB headuarters ”An exposé published in 2008 by Pete Early a story sanctioned by America’s FBI and CIA revealed that the movie stunned the KGB generals and convinced them that they had fallen behind their CIA foes in what had to be a critical espionage endeavor the work they saw RedfordCondor doing in the movie”The KGB designed almost a carbon copy of the building and formed a research department to try and catch up with this mythical tell me it isn’t so department of the CIA Another example of life being too bizarre for fiction The movie did deviate from the book but the true essence of the story was retained by the director Sydney Pollack The book moved along at a uick pace with some nail biting scenes that were impressions coming from a 24 year old first time novelist I am now officially a Condor expert This is another nice addition to my resume in case the CIA ever wants a willing recruit to open Department 17 for real I’m always going to be the guy who goes for sandwiches If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at

  2. says:

    Three Days of the Condor AK A Six Days Of The CondorThese people won't even give a straight answer about the title of the bookIt's all about a CIA operative whose job it is to read how cool is thatAlso loosely adapted by Hollywood into what I thought was a good moviehttpwwwnewsweekcomjames grady lI did enjoy the bookbut keep that under your hat

  3. says:

    My introduction to the fiction of James Grady is his 1974 debut novel Six Days of the Condor Even so than Peter Benchley the author is one whose credentials are easily established by mentioning the movie version of his book Three Days of the Condor released the same year as Jaws Like Jaws Three Days of the Condor made liberal changes to its source material Like Jaws that source material is so far away from the movie in terms of uality that it isn't in the same ballpark parking lot or zip code as the film a ridiculous star vehicle that was nonetheless memorably well produced This book is notThe action takes place in Washington DC four blocks from the Library of Congress where the most edible chicken nugget of the book introduces the American Literary Historical Society a front for Department 17 of the CIA The Society keeps track of all espionage related acts in literature monitoring potential security leaks and looking for new ideas Far from books Ronald Malcolm is an analyst obsessed with an incredibly beautiful blonde who mounts the steps of the Library of Congress each morning He yawns his way through a meeting with their new accountant who's puzzled by a shipment in which seven crates appear on a billing order but only five were receivedFollowing a memo the accountant sends to Langley two plainclothes men visit him at his apartment The next afternoon Malcolm slips out a coalbin exit in the basement to pick up lunch While he's out three assassins gain access to the office and gun down Malcolm's four male and two female co workers Discovering the grisly scene Malcolm phones Langely from a pay phone using his code name Condor to let the agency know his substation has been hit The head of Department 17 goes into the field to bring Condor in but attempts to kill him Malcolm abducts a young paralegal named Wendy Ross and enlists her aid to outwit his assassins I don't believe you The girl sat on the couch her eyes glued to Malcolm She was not as frightened as she had been but her heart felt as if it was breaking ribsMalcolm sighed He had been sitting across from the girl for an hour From what he found in her purse he knew she was Wendy Ross twenty seven years old had lived and driven in Carbondale Illinois distributed 135 pounds on her five foot ten frame he was sure that was an overestimated lie regularly gave Type O Positive blood to the Red Cross was a card carrying user of the Alexandria Public Library and a member of the University of Southern Illinois Alumni Association and was certified to receive and deliver summonses for her employers Bechtel Barber Sievers Holloran and Muclkeston From what he read on her face he knew she was frightened and telling the truth when she said she didn't believe him Malcolm didn't blame her as he really didn't believe his story either and he knew it was trueLook he said If what I said wasn't true why would I try to convince you it was?I don't knowOh Jesus Malcolm paced the room He could tie her up and still use her place but that was risky Besides she could be invaluable He had an inspiration in the middle of a sneezeOh Jesus Six Days of the Condor is full of flat and shabby prose Characters are introduced in much the way a ten year old might a distinguished looking man a second man etc Malcolm is so devoid of personality that a stereotype would've been an improvement He is not a book nerd nor is he a soldier type nor is he a rake Any of these personalities might explain his ability to evade professional killers but instead Malcolm lives by virtue of his blind luck and the fallacies of his pursuers Wendy is a nubile piece of candy as useless in the field as Malcolm and so dumb enough that's she'd rather fuck this bar of Spam than escape himGrady's approach reminded me of Tom Clancy who'd debut ten years later with guy oriented espionage thrillers that jumped between government agencies with detail only someone obsessed enough by the CIA to read technical manuals could divine Grady doesn't demonstrate the hard on for hardware that Clancy would and as a result Six Days of the Condor is 90000 words lighter than The Hunt For Red October The disappointment of Grady is the monumental disinterest for books he demonstrates given his literary set up Other than one mention of Poe Malcolm's skills as a librarian go completely unusedThe 2011 edition published by MysteriousPresscom Open Road contains a preface by Grady that constitutes a whopping 15% of the book The author recounts how influential he was on the geopolitical scene and what it was like working with director Sydney Pollack on the movie Ugh Released in 1975 Three Days of the Condor moved the action to New York City Robert Redford played CIA analyst Joe Turner and Faye Dunaway playing a photographer named Kathy Hale his captive Rather than view spoilerheroin smuggling hide spoiler

  4. says:

    One of the all time classic paranoid thrillers of the 1970's and a sentimental favorite of mine James Grady's first novel written and published when he was in in his mid twenties It's very much a product of the time when he wrote it Watergate paranoia Vietnam disillusionment with the US government the anti authority attitude of the Baby Boomers and all play a part in the plotTo younger readers the plot will seem unoriginal A low level intelligence analyst stumbles across a conspiracy hidden within the government's intelligence community without really understanding what it is he's discovered becomes a marked man and has to go on the runWhile on the run he has to try to figure out who and what has marked him for death Not very original Until one takes into account that this story was one of the firstof it's kind When the reader realizes this fact the novel can be enjoyed for what it is A short and fast moving story that still has the ability to pull the reader in Of course there are aspects of it that are dated mostly in terms of information technology but that's inevitable Like William Goldman's classic novel Marathon Man I like the fact that the characters have to rely on their skills and luck rather than a plethora of high tech devices to help them out Mr Grady's focus is on suspense and moving the plot along His writing is tight and economical All in all it's an impressive first novel Mr Grady has written many other novels in the decades that have followed and his writing has improved His characters have gotten deeper his plots intricate the sex less detailed and the moral tones a bit grey In other words Mr Grady has gotten older as do we all and his books reflect this But Six Days of the Condor is an entertaining read and an easy way to pass a few hours I recommend it if you know you're going to have several hours on your hands Waiting in an airport spending time in a hospital waiting room etc

  5. says:

    Excellent book and movie It has been a long time since I read this the first time but it is still as exciting Unputdownable if there is such a word First published in the early sixties the book brought the author from being near destitute to rich in 6 months The rights to develop a movie came shortly afterward and with a young Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway as stars it was an immediate hit Of course there are differences between the book and movie but both are superb Highly recommended

  6. says:

    There's Six Days of the Condor and then there is everything else This is the thriller that every thriller writer wishes she had written A classic that I re read once a year just so I have something to aim for when I sit down to write

  7. says:

    In an introduction to the audiobook Grady provides some background on how he and the intelligence community were influenced by this book He happened to be wandering down a street when he imagined that behind one of the doors was a secret CIA research bureau And then he wondered what would have happened if one of the workers left and returned to find all his colleagues dead Grady learned in 2008 from Comrade J by Pete Early that the Russians assumed from watching the Redford movie that this was the way the CIA conducted business and they formed a 2000 man secret bureau devoted to doing the kind of research now so common in movies and shows such as Rubicon “What if became what was”The prosaic reason why the movie was shot in New York instead of Washington where the book takes place was simply because Robert Redford was due to shoot All the President’s Men which had to take place in Washington and he didn’t want to leave his family in New York for the duration of two moviesThis was Grady’s first book and smashed in between interesting scenes of intrigue are rather awkward moments of silliness The love scene between Wendy and Malcolm he has just kidnapped her then persuaded her that he’s not a bad guy taken a shower and had dinner together was in such purple prose as to be almost comical and the next morning she “mounts” him again shades of Fanny Hill I’m surprised it wasn’t his “member” and then has to call a doctor friend for a house call because of Malcom’s vicious“strep throat” Still as my GR friend Nancy notes this is a real page turner or at least unable to shut off the the iPod when parking in the garage It’s fun I would make it 3 stars for the writing five for the idea and plot so we’ll round it off to 4 in reality probably 314159265 heh hehNancy has a nice plot summary in her review

  8. says:

    An amazing gem of a thrilling read If you love espionage spy games etc then this a perfect summer read

  9. says:

    5 Stars SUMMARYIn the uiet Washington DC neighborhood near the Capitol is a pristine townhouse Its plaue reads American Literary Historical Society The headuarters ostensibly is for literary analysis advance and achievement but no one gets passed the front desk Unless of course proper clearance is shown and verified The Society is actually a Company Department Office The research analysts read mystery and thriller novels and pass any scenarios that are too close to the mark of past and or present operations An analyst finds discrepancies in book deliveries and has uestioned all of the researchers All is not right in RD Upon his arrival with his colleagues lunches Malcolm codenamed Condor discovers his friends butchered in a blood spattered office He realizes that an oversight by the assassins has saved his life He contacts CIA headuarters through the Panic line for assistance and direction But the attempted rendezvous goes horribly wrong Malcolm uickly learns that he can’t trust anyone and disappears into the streets of the Capitol hoping to evade the killers long enough to unravel the conspiracy But will that be enough to save his life? MY THOUGHTS 1 It’s hard to believe that 38 years have past since Condor was 1st published and then rushed into film I can’t separate Redford from Malcolm nor do I want to Another amazing fact is James Grady was only 24 when he wrote this sleek taut novel His writing is succinct building the suspense by tightly threaded event seuences that uickly spin out of control We are treated to 3 distinct POVs Malcolm’s the agents who want to save him and those shadowy ones who don’t 2 Grady departs from the usual spy thrillers of that time Malcolm is not a super hero with fancy gadgets His only weapons are his analytical intellect and the will to survive When Grady’s characters get hurt they hurt No miraculous healing powers in his world3 Written before Watergate the shadow government and it’s insistence that loose ends are swiftly and permanently cut worked in 1974 as they do today Malcolm’s CIA department ignited readers’ imaginations and those of the KGB In his Author’s Notes Grady says he was surprised that the Soviets actually thought the Condor’s RD section existed and uickly formed their own euivalent to its fictional counterpart Does that RD section now exist in the CIA? I wouldn’t put it past them

  10. says:

    I almost NEVER uit on a book but I uit this one after suffering 100 pages It was so famous I wanted to read it But it was just bloody awful Besides the unbelievable fact that the lead character kidnaps a woman forces her at gunpoint to take him to her house and then she just decides to climb into his bed and screw him that night? Really? I would have been out the door It was so poorly written by today's standards that the main action the very moment Malcolm finds out he might be being double crossed and his rescuer shoots at him is all told in dull 3rd person description all tell and no show There is nothing to grab you and suck you into this story at all I'm a library worker I'm reading books all the time I suffered through a number of ho hum books but made it to the end I just couldn't bear to suffer with this one any longer

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