The classic thriller about a hostile foreign power infiltrating American politics…
The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon

The Manchurian Candidate

by Richard Condon
4.3 stars – 557 reviews
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The classic thriller about a hostile foreign power infiltrating American politics: “Brilliant . . . wild and exhilarating.” —The New Yorker

A war hero and the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, Sergeant Raymond Shaw is keeping a deadly secret—even from himself. During his time as a prisoner of war in North Korea, he was brainwashed by his Communist captors and transformed into a deadly weapon—a sleeper assassin, programmed to kill without question or mercy at his captors’ signal. Now he’s been returned to the United States with a covert mission: to kill a candidate for US President . . .

This “shocking, tense” and sharply satirical novel has become a modern classic, and was the basis for two film adaptations (San Francisco Chronicle).

“Crammed with suspense.” —Chicago Tribune

“Condon is wickedly skillful.” —Time

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