Six Days of the Condor

Six Days of the Condor

James Grady / Jan 18, 2020

Six Days of the Condor CIA operative Malcolm codenamed Condor discovers his colleagues butchered in a blood spattered office he realizes that only an oversight by the assassins has saved his life He contacts CIA headquar

  • Title: Six Days of the Condor
  • Author: James Grady
  • ISBN: 9781842431931
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Paperback
  • CIA operative Malcolm, codenamed Condor, discovers his colleagues butchered in a blood spattered office, he realizes that only an oversight by the assassins has saved his life He contacts CIA headquarters for help but when an attempted rendezvous goes wrong, it quickly becomes clear that no one can be trusted Malcolm disappears into the streets of Washington, hoping to eCIA operative Malcolm, codenamed Condor, discovers his colleagues butchered in a blood spattered office, he realizes that only an oversight by the assassins has saved his life He contacts CIA headquarters for help but when an attempted rendezvous goes wrong, it quickly becomes clear that no one can be trusted Malcolm disappears into the streets of Washington, hoping to evade the killers long enough to unravel the conspiracy but will that be enough to save his life

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      • James Grady

        James Grady is a longtime author of thrillers, police procedural and espionage novels He graduated from the University of Montana School of Journalism in 1974 During college, he worked for United States Senator Lee Metcalf of Montana as an staff member.From 1974 1978 he was an investigative journalist for the famous muckraker Jack Anderson Best known as the author of Six Days of the Condor, which was adapted to film as Three Days of the Condor starring Robert Redford in 1975.James Grady has gone on to write almost a dozen novels in the thirty eight years since Six Days of the Condor was published In the past James Grady has written under the pseudonyms of James Dalton and Brit Shelby.


    1. Three Days of the Condor A.K A. Six Days Of The CondorThese people won't even give a straight answer about the title of the book.It's all about a CIA operative whose job it is to read how cool is that.Also loosely adapted by Hollywood into what I thought was a good moviewsweek/james-grady-l…I did enjoy the book.but keep that under your hat

    2. One of the all time classic paranoid thrillers of the 1970's and a sentimental favorite of mine. James Grady's first novel 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 U.S. government, the anti-authority attitude of the Baby Boomers and more all play a part in the plot.To younger readers the plot will seem unoriginal. A low level intelligence analyst stumbles across a conspiracy hidden within the [...]

    3. There's Six Days of the Condor and then there is everything else. This is the thriller that every thriller writer wishes s/he 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.

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

    5. This spy thriller was made into the Robert Redford film, Three Days of the Condor. Although the plot of the book differs from the film, the basic elements remain the same. The reason for the hit on "Condor's" department differs from that of the film version. Also, the book has a more definite ending than the film. A good read, but I just like the movie better.

    6. 5 StarsSUMMARYIn the quiet Washington D.C. neighborhood near the Capitol is a pristine townhouse. Its plaque reads American Literary Historical Society. The headquarters 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 an [...]

    7. 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 thi [...]

    8. I'm not one to usually read spy novels but seeing that this book was the basis for the movie (titledThree Days of the Condor) I had to find out why the difference in titles. The author gives a great explanation of this and more about how the Russians ended up modeling a section of their spy network based on the movie. Luckily I had just enough memory of the movie, but not enough to interfere with the enjoyment of the book. This book is fast-paced and was a quick read. It kept me glued to the boo [...]

    9. The national headquarters of the American Literary Historical Society is in Washington, DC, its purpose ostensibly for literary analysis, advance and achievement. No one goes there and takes tours -- they can't get past the main desk without proper clearance. In reality, it's a CIA office where people read and analyze mystery and spy novels (what a dream job!) to seek out correlations between fiction and fact. One of the employees there, Ronald Malcolm, advises another employee (Heidegger) to ig [...]

    10. Good book.Movie before reading the book was good too. Forty years a go when there was fewer three and four letter agencies. Necessary papers had to be overnight by planes delivered. Exciting read and remembered those days.

    11. I almost NEVER quit on a book, but I quit 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 bein [...]

    12. another mid-70s conspiracy thriller seen on tv when too young to fully appreciate. but remembered, watched dvd, recall too clearly the star power of redford and dunaway, very interesting to read it again and see where it was made cinematic, compressed 6 days into 3. the book is lean to begin with, the times were paranoid, but it is not too complex, just suggestive of more than we can know. the book is fun, quick, clean, unencumbered by extra psychology, complex characters, could see how this app [...]

    13. "Da Vinci Code" and other similar modern conspiracy thrillers are a well developed, refined product category. They have several intertwined subplots, plenty of surprising twists and substantial character development. "Six Days of the Condor" is one of the foundation lying books of this genre. It's an early model. It's like a 70ties car compared to new, 2012 vehicles. It has everything, but everything is just far shittier in every regard. The plot is very simple. There are no twists (that's an ex [...]

    14. Every bit as good as I rememberedHolds up very well after all these years. The updated forward by the author adds interesting notes about what was changed for publication and the movie.

    15. Read this while I was in college, shortly after it was published. One of the best spy novels I've ever read.

    16. I sei giorni del Condor, in originale "Six Days of the Condor" è un romanzo di spionaggio scritto da James Grady nel 1974. Dal romanzo è stato tratto il famoso film "I tre giorni del Condor" del 1975 diretto da Sydney Pollack, con protagonista un grande Robert Redford.La trama del libro è presto scritta: Malcolm è un agente della CIA, non un uomo d'azione, ma un lettore di romanzi gialli che cerca coincidenze tra le trame dei libri ed azioni criminali del mondo reale. La sezione per la quale [...]

    17. truyện này nhớ j ta, chắc nhớ con mẹ bond girl tên wendy, oh wendy =))) sao mình phải đọc truyện này ta, đọc xong thấy trớ trêu j đao à =))

    18. Newly issued A Mysterious Press, this 2016 edition has a 20-page introduction by James Grady as a bonus, giving background about the development, writing, research, movie-making, and repercussions of Six Days of the Condor. Mr. Grady writes much like a screen-writer and has a journalistic prose. He plain style makes the espionage even more suspenseful and believable for me. Surveillance, avoidance, interactions aren't hyped but rather mundane and/or show thought behind them. This, and a fiction [...]

    19. Read the book because I greatly enjoyed the Robert Redford-Faye Dunaway movie which was based on the book. But the book is nothing like the movie; the plot is completely different, the characters have different names, and the ending is a surprise. The movie was about a CIA analyst who escapes a mass assassination at his office and must figure out what is going on as he eludes further attempts on his life with the help of a beautiful woman. The book was about ex-CIA killers from the Vietnam War d [...]

    20. Clumsily written (the author even used 'lay' where he meant 'lie,' which brings to mind the eternal question: where were the editors?), badly plotted, this thriller bears little resemblance to the very fine, taut Sydney Pollack/Robert Redford film made from it ("Three Days of the Condor," which should tip you that Pollack and screenplay writer Lorenzo Semple know more than Grady about pacing). In every instance where the moviemakers veered from the plot they bettered the story. This is one of th [...]

    21. I picked up this book while scanning the mystery shelves at my local library. I had seen the movie and enjoyed it, but then Robert Redford was 40 years younger and easy on the eye. The book has the same plot line, but the endings are significantly different. The book is dated, but I actually enjoyed that the story proceeded without cell phones and home computers. It was a pleasure to see how the protagonist must use his skills to survive. I enjoyed the short rapid fire sentences, and the concurr [...]

    22. Very short book, and some of the writing is a little basic, but it zips along quite quickly. There are lots of little details about how the intelligence agency works that are fairly convincing, and lots of deatils about the way people work that aren't. The ending is particularly unconvincing and a bit rushed (and different to the movie).Overall, it's a fun read for the most part, but not very memorable.

    23. The book is written in a style that I liked a lot. Simple, no euphemisms, and flowing. Simply a good thriller. Like the majority of people, I watched the film first when I was younger (but it's called instead "Three days of the Condor") and then realized that it was based on this novel. The book is a very good thriller, captivating from the beginning.

    24. When I was a wee lass I watched a movie 'Three days of Condor'. Robert Redford kidnapped Fay Dunaway and then they had sex! There's a great lesson for everybody, methinks - if Robert Redford kidnaps you, sexytimes is a given. And the book itself. I must have liked it, 'cause 4* rating. I just cannot remember why. But Robert Redford and Fay Dunaway will be forever imprinted in my brain.

    25. Spies. Intrigue. Action. Sex. Murder.These are a few of my favorite things! At last a classic that exceeds expectations! It was fast paced, relevant, intelligent, and short. A must read.

    26. Great plot and strong characters !A good fast moving action packed story that keeps the readers interest strong. You do not want the book to end. I really liked it a lot.

    27. This is a classic. Must read for fans of this genre. It's actually sad that James Grady never hit top form after this one - his first book.

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