The Aquitaine Progression

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The Aquitaine Progression
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The Aquitaine Progression first edition cover.
Author Robert Ludlum
Country United States
Language English
Genre Thriller, Novel
Publisher Random House
Publication date
February 12, 1984
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 647 pp (first edition)
ISBN 0-394-53674-6
OCLC 9943106
813/.54 19
LC Class PS3562.U26 A87 1984

The Aquitaine Progression is a novel by Robert Ludlum originally published in 1984.

Plot summary[edit]

Joel Converse is a lawyer, having previously been a fighter pilot in the Vietnam War. Because of his wartime experiences with Command Saigon, in the form of a psychopathic general named "Mad" Marcus Delavane, he is chosen to thwart a cabal of former generals bent on world domination.

The Generals[edit]

  • Erich Leifhelm, a former Field Marshal from Nazi Germany, who ingratiated himself with the West after the defeat of Hitler.
  • Chaim Abrams, a tough-as-nails sabra, a hero to Israeli independence.
  • Jacques-Louis Bertholdier, a hero of the French Resistance who revels in his past as an assistant to De Gaulle.
  • Jan van Headmer, a South African general known as the "slayer of Soweto."
  • George Marcus Delavane, a bloodthirsty U.S. general from the Vietnam war.

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