The Matlock Paper

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The Matlock Paper
First edition
Author Robert Ludlum
Country United States
Language English
Genre Thriller novel
Publisher Dial Press
Publication date
April 1973
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 312 pp
ISBN 0-8037-5535-X
OCLC 532257

The Matlock Paper is the third suspense novel by Robert Ludlum, in which a solitary protagonist comes face to face with a massive criminal conspiracy.

Its protagonist, James Barbour Matlock, is an English professor in his 30s who is recruited by the Department of Justice to investigate a drug smuggling ring, led by a mysterious figure named "Nimrod." The novel is set at the fictitious Carlyle University in Connecticut, a thinly disguised Wesleyan University in Middletown, Ludlum's alma mater.[1][2]

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