The Manchurian candidate
Sgt. Raymond Shaw is a hero of the first order. He's an ex-prisoner of war who saved the life of his entire outfit, a winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the stepson of an influential senator...and the perfect assassin. Brainwashed during his time as a P.O.W., he is a "sleeper" -- a living weapon to be triggered by a secret signal. He will act without question, no matter what order he is made to carry out. To stop Shaw and those who now control him, his former commanding officer, Bennett Marco, must uncover the truth behind a twisted conspiracy of torture, betrayal, and power that will lead him to the highest levels of the government -- and into the darkest recesses of his own mind....
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|Last Update||2018-06-19 04:49:52AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-06-19 04:56:43AM|
|auth_author2||Hurt, Christopher, 1959-|
|author2-role||Hurt, Christopher,1959-|Narrator, hoopla digital.|
|detailed_location_arlington||Aurora Hills Detectives, hoopla|
Buried deep within the consciousness of Sergeant Raymond Shaw is the mechanism of an assassin, a time bomb ticking toward explosion, controlled by the delicate skill of its Communist masters. Shaw returns from the Korean War to an idolizing and unsuspecting country. In a farcical, uproarious scene, he is greeted amid flashbulbs and frock coats by his power-hungry, domineering mother and her politician husband, who have decided to use Shaw's fame to further their own unscrupulous ambitions.
What follows is at once a spy story, a love story, and a sobering yet outrageously funny satire on demagoguery in American politics. Two tender love stories provide an undercurrent theme: the powers of light against the powers of dark. Shaw, the pawn, the brainwashed, is caught between the forces struggling for his soul. With humor, anger, and compassion, Richard Condon brings this mortal combat to a spectacular surprise ending, an ending that the New York Times says, "will knock your reading glasses off!"
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|isbn||156287022, 9780743482974, 9780965931540, 9781481577151, 9781562870201, 9781562870218|
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|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills, Aurora Hills Online, Central, Central Online, Cherrydale, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn, Glencarlyn Online, Local History, Local History Online, Plaza, Plaza Online, Shirlington, Shirlington Online, Westover, Westover Online|
|record_details||external_econtent:ils:.b14952944|eAudio|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English||2010|1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 28 min.)) : digital., ils:.b11118556|Book|Books||English|Armchair Detective Library,|1991.|iv, 308 p. ; 22 cm., overdrive:6257bf00-58d2-499d-a7d9-a459aee79055|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2010||
|subject_facet||Assassins -- Fiction, Brainwashing -- Fiction, Cold War -- Fiction, Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Veterans -- Fiction, Mothers and sons -- Fiction, Politicians' spouses -- Fiction|
|title_display||The Manchurian candidate|
|title_full||Manchurian candidate [electronic resource] / by Richard Condon, The Manchurian Candidate, The Manchurian candidate / Richard Condon|
|title_short||The Manchurian candidate|