Robert Ludlum - Author

About the Author

After a successful career in the theatre, Robert Ludlum launched his career as a best-selling writer with THE SCARLATTI INHERITANCE in 1971, the first of twenty-two consecutive international bestsellers. Robert sadly passed away in March 2001.

Featured books by Robert Ludlum

Robert Ludlum's The Janson Option

Robert Ludlum's The Janson Option

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/12/2014

Paul Janson has set a new mission for himself. In partnership with champion sharpshooter Jessica Kincaid, he rehabilitates disenchanted agents, helping them to create new lives outside the violent intelligence sector. But he still takes on independent assignments - for a fee. So when an oil executive begs Janson to rescue his wife, Allegra, from Somali pirates, Janson and Kincaid take on the case. However, pirates are the least of their worries in the violent chaos of oil-rich East Africa. And when Janson and Kincaid stumble into a bewildering storm of plots and counter plots, they begin to fear the only way to escape would be to abandon the kidnapped Allegra.

Robert Ludlum's Bourne Ascendancy

Robert Ludlum's Bourne Ascendancy

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/05/2014

Jason Bourne is working as a 'blacksmith' - someone who is hired by high-level government ministers fearful of assassination attempts. He is paid to impersonate these men at meetings in places of uncertain security around the globe. Bourne is at one such meeting when armed gunmen storm the room - but their target is not the minister he impersonates, it is Bourne himself. Kidnapped and transported to an underground bunker, Bourne finds himself face-to-face with a well-known terrorist, a man who calls himself El Ghadan ('Tomorrow'). El Ghadan demands that Bourne carry out a special mission for him - one, that if completed, will have dire consequences for the entire world.

Robert Ludlum's The Janson Option

Robert Ludlum's The Janson Option

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2014

Working in partnership with champion sharpshooter Jessica Kincaid, he rehabilitates disenchanted agents and helps them create new lives outside of the violent intelligence sector. Janson also takes on independent assignments - for a fee, he'll use his skills to resolve international crises. But only those that he believes contribute to the greater good of all. When oil executive Kingsman Helms begs Janson to rescue his wife, Allegra, from Somali pirates, Janson and Kincaid seize the opportunity. At last they can derail American Synergy Corporation's scheme to subvert sovereign nations into wholly owned subsidiaries. But the pirates are the least lethal threat in the violent chaos of oil-rich East Africa, and when Janson and Kincaid stumble into a bewildering storm of plots and counterplots, they begin to fear that the only way to escape would be to abandon the innocent Allegra.

Other books by Robert Ludlum

Robert Ludlum's The Patriot Attack

Robert Ludlum's The Patriot Attack

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/09/2016

Japan and China are thrown close to the brink of war when a Japanese warship is attacked. Meanwhile top Covert-One operative Jon Smith is sent to recover mysterious material from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear reactor. Smith vanishes, and CIA agent Randi Russell goes on an unsanctioned mission to find him. She discovers that the missing samples may be evidence that Japan, led by Chief of Staff Masao Takahashi, has been developing next-generation weapons systems in preparation for a conflict with China. The Covert-One team must prevent Takahashi from sparking a war, or the world will be dragged into a battle certain to kill tens of millions of people and leave much of the planet uninhabitable.

The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2016

Jason Bourne is back in the forthcoming major motion picture starring Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander. Go back to where it all began for Bourne in his first adventure - The Bourne Identity 'Watch your back 007 - Bourne is out to get you' - Sunday Times He was dragged from the sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues: a frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the skin of his hip; evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face; strange things he says in his delirium, which could be code words. And a number on the film negative that leads to a bank account in Zurich, four million dollars and a name for the amnesiac: Jason Bourne. Now he is running for his life. A man with an unknown past and an uncertain future, the target of assassins and at the heart of a deadly puzzle. He's fighting for survival and no one can help him - except the one woman who once wanted to escape him ...

Robert Ludlum's The Janson Equation

Robert Ludlum's The Janson Equation

Author: Robert Ludlum, Douglas Corleone Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2016

US Senator James Wyckoff hires former government agents turned private security consultants Janson and Kincaid to locate his teenage son Gregory. Gregory's girlfriend Lynell, a translator, has been found dead in a Seoul hotel, and Gregory has fled the city. But Senator Wyckoff insists his son is innocent, suggesting that Lynell may have been killed because of something she overheard at a recent international conference. And when Janson and Kincaid realise they're being hunted by an assassin, they suspect that the crime, and the cover-up, were orchestrated by a shadowy unit of the US State Department as part of a larger plot to provoke violence between North and South Korea.

Robert Ludlum's The Geneva Strategy

Robert Ludlum's The Geneva Strategy

Author: Robert Ludlum, Jamie Freveletti Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2015

One evening in Washington, DC, several high-ranking members of government disappear in a mass kidnapping. Among the kidnapped is Nick Rendel, a computer software coding expert in charge of drone programming and strategy. He is the victim with the most dangerous knowledge, including confidential passwords and codes that are used to program the drones. If revealed, his kidnappers could reprogram the drones to strike targets within the United States. Jon Smith and the Covert-One team begin a worldwide search to recover the officials, but as the first kidnapping victims are rescued, they show disturbing signs of brainwashing or mind-altering drugs. Smith's investigation leads him to Fort Detrick, where a researcher, Dr Laura Taylor, had been attempting to create a drug to wipe memory from soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. But Dr Taylor's research was suspended almost a year ago, when she was placed in a mental institution. Now, if Smith doesn't figure out the brainwashing drug, and track down the kidnapped Nick Rendel, the kidnappers will soon have the power to carry out drone strikes anywhere in the world...

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Ascendancy

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Ascendancy

Author: Robert Ludlum, Eric van Lustbader Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2015

Jason Bourne is back in the forthcoming major motion picture starring Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander. Go back to where it all began for Bourne in his original adventures. 'Watch your back 007 - Bourne is out to get you' - Sunday Times Jason Bourne is working as a 'blacksmith' - hired by high-level government ministers fearful of assassination attempts. He is paid to impersonate these men at meetings in places of uncertain security around the globe, but when armed gunmen storm one such meeting, they're target is not the minister he impersonates, but Bourne himself. Kidnapped and transported to an underground bunker, Bourne finds himself face-to-face with a well-known terrorist who demands that Bourne carry out a special mission for him - one, that if completed, will have dire consequences for the entire world.

Robert Ludlum's The Janson Option

Robert Ludlum's The Janson Option

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/12/2014

Paul Janson has set a new mission for himself. In partnership with champion sharpshooter Jessica Kincaid, he rehabilitates disenchanted agents, helping them to create new lives outside the violent intelligence sector. But he still takes on independent assignments - for a fee. So when an oil executive begs Janson to rescue his wife, Allegra, from Somali pirates, Janson and Kincaid take on the case. However, pirates are the least of their worries in the violent chaos of oil-rich East Africa. And when Janson and Kincaid stumble into a bewildering storm of plots and counter plots, they begin to fear the only way to escape would be to abandon the kidnapped Allegra.

Bourne Pack

Bourne Pack

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Retribution

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Retribution

Author: Robert Ludlum, Eric van Lustbader Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2014

When the head of Mossad learns that a major Mexican drug lord may be trafficking something far more deadly than drugs, he turns to his friend Jason Bourne for help. Bourne agrees to investigate, but he has his own agenda: revenge. The drug lord is responsible for the murder of Rebeka - one of the only people Bourne has ever truly cared for. But as Bourne attempts to avenge the woman he loved, he becomes embroiled in a monstrous world-wide scheme involving the Chinese, Mexicans, and Russians. Each step closer to vengeance is a step closer to his own death.

Robert Ludlum's The Utopia Experiment

Robert Ludlum's The Utopia Experiment

Author: Robert Ludlum, Kyle Mills Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

The Merge: a device destined to revolutionise the world and make the personal computer and smart phone obsolete. When Covert-One's Jon Smith is assigned to assess its military potential he discovers that its enhanced vision, real-time battlefield displays, unbreakable security, and near-perfect marksmanship could change the face of warfare for ever. Meanwhile, CIA operative Randi Russell encounters an entire village of murdered Afghans - all equipped with enhanced Merge technology. As Smith and Russell investigate, they're blocked by someone who seems to have access to the highest levels of the military. Is the Merge really as secure as its creator claims? And what is the Pentagon so desperate to hide? Smith and Russell are determined to learn the truth - but will they pay with their lives...?

Jason Bourne Series 3-Book Bundle

Jason Bourne Series 3-Book Bundle

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2013

Millions of readers have followed this master of suspense into the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin haunted by the splintered nightmares of his former lifeand the inspiration for a series of blockbuster films. Now, for the first time, all three of the gripping Bourne thrillers by Robert Ludlum are packaged together in one spellbinding eBook bundle: THE BOURNE IDENTITY ';Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined.'The New York Times Meet Jason Bourne. His memory is a blank. His bullet-ridden body was fished from the Mediterranean Sea. His face has been altered by plastic surgery. A frame of microfilm has been surgically implanted in his hip. His real name is a mystery. Marked for death, he is racing for survival through a bizarre world of murderous conspirators, led by Carlos, the world's most dangerous terrorist. Who is Jason Bourne? The answer may kill him. THE BOURNE SUPREMACY ';Ludlum has never come up with a more head-spinning, spine-jolting, intricately mystifying, Armageddonish, in short Ludlumesque, thriller than this.'Publishers Weekly Someone else has taken on the Bourne identitya ruthless killer who must be stopped or the world will pay a devastating price. To succeed, the real Jason Bourne must maneuver through the dangerous labyrinth of international espionagean exotic world filled with CIA plots, turncoat agents, and ever-shifting alliancesall the while hoping to find the truth behind his haunted memories and the answers to his own fragmented past. This time there are two Bournesand one must die. THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM ';Vintage Ludlum.'The Plain Dealer At a small-town carnival, two men, each mysteriously summoned by a telegram signed ';Jason Bourne,' witness a bizarre killing. Only they know Bourne's true identity. They understand that the telegrams are really a message from Bourne's mortal enemy, Carlos. Now one man must do something he hoped never to do again: Assume the terrible identity of Jason Bourne. His plan is simple: Use himself as bait to lure Carlos into a deadly trapfrom which only one of them will escape.

Gemini Contenders

Gemini Contenders

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 09/10/2012

Salonika, Greece: December 1939. In the dead of night, a clandestine order of monks embarks on a desperate mission: to transport a mysterious vault to a hiding place high in the Italian Alps. The sinister cache, concealed for centuries, could rip apart the Christian world. Now, as the Nazi threat marches inexorably closer, men both good and evil will be drawn into a violent and deadly hunt, sparking a relentless struggle that could forever change the world as we know it. Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Gemini Contenders ';[Robert Ludlum's] most ambitious novel . . . Its twist and turns carry the reader on a fast bobsled run. . . . A marvelously unflagging imagination.'The New York Times ';A winner . . . one of those books you intend to put down after just one more chapter . . . suddenly it's two in the morning and you've read the whole thing.'United Press International ';A skyrocket of a book . . . The action never stops for a second.'The Plain Dealer ';Packed full of excitement.'The Denver PostFrom the Paperback edition.

Trevayne

Trevayne

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 09/10/2012

Fearless and incorruptible, Andrew Trevayne is a self-made millionaire, former undersecretary of state, and current head of one of the nation's most prestigious foundations. Now, at the express wish of the president, Trevayne undertakes an investigation into the ';secret government'and is soon swept up in a tidal wave of intrigue and danger. Beyond the corridors of official power he discovers a nightmare maze where billionaires mingle with Mafia dons, where sinister forces are poised to enact a chilling conspiracy, where Congress and even the presidency itself can be bought and sold, where survival hinges on a hair trigger. In this world, a man like Trevayne can easily become a pawn, an enemyor a king. Praise for Robert Ludlum and Trevayne ';A taut novel that spares no one.'The New York Times ';Brilliant . . . a story of power, intrigue, ambition, greed, corruption, and horror.'King Features Syndicate ';Don't ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have work the next day.'Chicago Tribune ';A fascinating, meaty spine tingler.'Library JournalFrom the Paperback edition.

Chancellor Manuscript

Chancellor Manuscript

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 11/09/2012

Did J. Edgar Hoover die a natural death? Or was he murdered? When a group of high-minded and high-placed intellectuals known as Inver Brass detect a monstrous threat to the country in Hoover's unethical use of his scandal-ridden private files, they decide to do away with himquietly, efficiently, with no hint of impropriety. Then bestselling thriller writer Peter Chancellor stumbles onto information that makes his previous books look like harmless fairy tales. Now Chancellor and Inver Brass are on a deadly collision course, spiraling across the globe in an ever-widening arc of violence and terror. All roads lead to a showdown that will rip the nation's capital apartleaving only one damning document to survive. Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Chancellor Manuscript ';[The Chancellor Manuscript] exerts a riveting appeal, as it seems to justify our worst nightmares of what really goes on in the so-called intelligence community in Washington.'The New York Times Book Review ';Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined.'The New York Times ';Powerhouse momentum . . . as shrill as the siren on the prowl car.'Kirkus Reviews ';A complex scenario of inventive double-crossing.'Chicago Sun-Times

Rhinemann Exchange

Rhinemann Exchange

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 11/09/2012

Autumn 1943. American agent David Spaulding is among the global espionage elite who have converged on Buenos Aires. His top-secret mission can bring World War II to an explosive end. But what happens in this city of assassins, betrayals, and sensual encounters is the most sinister and terrifying deal ever made between two nations. Intense, high-level covert negotiations will soon bear dangerous fruit with the aid of expatriate German industrialist Erich Rhinemann. But suddenly the game changes, and Spaulding is the man caught in the middle. Struggling furiously to save his sanity, the woman he loves, and his very life, Spaulding might be the only one who can rescue the world from a shattering fate. Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Rhinemann Exchange ';A superb plot filled with exciting chases, double crosses, secret codes, and beautiful women . . . a picture of the beastliness underlying the espionage world, a world of brilliance without scruples, brutality without restraint.'Chicago Tribune ';A breathtaking pace . . . The plot is extraordinary.'Bestsellers ';A paragon in the field.'The New York TimesFrom the Paperback edition.

Scarlatti Inheritance

Scarlatti Inheritance

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2012

Her weapons: money and power. Her target: the most dangerous man in the worldher own son. Elizabeth Wyckham Scarlatti has a plan, a desperate, last-minute gamble designed to save the world from her son, Ulster, an incalculably cruel man who is working for the Third Reich under the name of Heinrich Kroeger. If Elizabeth cannot stop him, Ulster will give Hitler the most powerful instrument on earth. Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Scarlatti Inheritance ';[Robert Ludlum] has that sense of drama and pace that only the best storytellers have.'San Francisco Chronicle ';Gripping . . . Ludlum writes with imagination and convincing authority.'Baltimore Sun ';Great, astonishing, the most spellbinding suspense in years!'Minneapolis Star Tribune ';Drive and excitement from first page to last.'Mario Puzo, author of The GodfatherFrom the Paperback edition.

Osterman Weekend

Osterman Weekend

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 14/08/2012

In Zurich . . . in Moscow . . . in Washington, D.C. . . . the machinery has already been set in motion. In a quiet suburb, an odd assortment of men and women gather for a momentous weekend. At stake is nothing less than the very existence of the United States of Americaand, with it, the future of the entire free world. Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Osterman Weekend ';Shattering . . . [The Osterman Weekend] will cost you the night and the cold hours of the morning.'The Cincinnati Enquirer ';Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined.'The New York Times ';Powerhouse momentum . . . as shrill as the siren on the prowl car.'Kirkus Reviews ';A complex scenario of inventive double-crossing.'Chicago Sun-TimesFrom the Paperback edition.

Matlock Paper

Matlock Paper

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 10/07/2012

The name on the computer screen is James Barbour Matlock, college professor and Vietnam veteran. He's Washington's choice to stop a far-reaching conspiracy in an undercover assignment destined to put his neck against the razor's edge of danger. But the faceless men behind the scenes don't care if it means savaging the woman he loves or trapping him in a maze of unrelenting terror. They just care about one thing: Matlock is the perfect man for the joband the reason why is disturbing, explosive, and extremely deadly. Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Matlock Paper ';A sure winner . . . fast paced, suspenseful, and bound to keep you turning the pages.'The Denver Post ';A 110% story all in overdrive . . . Ludlum writes better and better.'Kirkus Reviews ';Suspense, violence, and total readability.'Chicago TribuneFrom the Paperback edition.

Cry of the Halidon

Cry of the Halidon

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 10/07/2012

When Dunstone, Ltd., offers Alex McAuliff, a geologist, $2 million to survey Jamaica's dark interior, there's a catch: no one can know Dunstone's involved. But British Intelligence finds out and warns Alex that the last survey team Dunstone dispatched vanished without a trace.Now Alex knows too much, and he's a marked man from the moment he lands in Jamaica. But who wants him dead? Dunstone? A rival company? British Intelligence? In this island paradise, a beautiful woman might be a spy and Alex's only clue to survival is a single mysterious word: Halidon.

Holcroft Covenant

Holcroft Covenant

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2012

The Fourth Reich is waiting to ariseand the only man who can stop it is about to sign its birth certificate. In 1945 the children of the Third Reich were secretly hidden all over the world, to be concealed until they came of age in the 1970s, at which point $780 million would be waiting in a Swiss bank. But all of these elaborate plans need an unsuspecting outsider to set them in motion: Noel Holcroft, the American son of a high-ranking Nazi officer. He has just been shown an incredible document known as the Holcroft Covenant. If he signs, he will inadvertently deal a serious blow to an already fragile worldand authorize his own death warrant. Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Holcroft Covenant ';Pleases and seduces . . . [Robert] Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined. . . . I sprained my wrist turning his pages and didn't notice until an hour later.'John Leonard, The New York Times ';Don't ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day.'Chicago Tribune

Aquitaine Progression

Aquitaine Progression

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2012

In Geneva, American lawyer Joel Converse meets a man he hasn't seen in twenty years, a covert operative who dies violently at his feet, whispering words that hand Converse a staggering legacy of death: ';The generals . . . they're back . . . Aquitaine!' Suddenly Converse is running for his life, alone with the world's most shattering secret. Pursued by anonymous executioners to the dark corners of Europe, he is forced to play a game of survival by blood rules he thought he'd long left behind. One by one, he traces each thread of a lethal progression to the heart of every major government, a network of coordinated global violence that no one believes possibleno one but Converse and the woman he once loved and lost, the only two people on earth who can wrest the world from the iron grasp of Aquitaine. Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Aquitaine Progression ';You won't be able to put it down. (Don't ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day).'Chicago Sun-Times ';Ludlum at his best.'Publishers WeeklyFrom the Paperback edition.

Icarus Agenda

Icarus Agenda

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 12/06/2012

Colorado Congressman Evan Kendrick is trying to live out his term quietly when a political mole reveals his deepest secret: Kendrick was the anonymous hero who freed the hostages held by Arab terrorists in the American embassy in Masqat, and then silently disappeared. Now, brought into the light, Kendrick is a target, pursued by the terrorists he once outwitted. Together with the beautiful woman who saved his life, Kendrick enters a deadly arena where the only currency is blood, where frightened whispers speak of violence yet to come, and where the fate of the free world may ultimately rest in the powerful hands of a mysterious figure known only as the Mahdi. Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Icarus Agenda ';[Robert] Ludlum is light-years beyond his literary competition in piling plot twist upon plot twist, until the mesmerized reader is held captive. . . . Ludlum pulls out all the stops.'Chicago Tribune ';[An] intricate story of conspiracies within conspiracies . . . Once you start reading you just can't stop.'Library Journal ';Readers will be hooked.'The New York TimesFrom the Paperback edition.

Parsifal Mosaic

Parsifal Mosaic

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2012

Michael Havelock's world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava as he watched his partner and lover, double agent Jenna Karas, efficiently gunned down by his own agency. There's nothing left for him but to quit the game, get out. Then, in one frantic moment on a crowded railroad platform in Rome, Havelock sees Jenna. Racing around the globe in search of his beautiful betrayer, Havelock is now marked for death by both U.S. and Russian assassins, trapped in a massive mosaic of treachery created by a top-level mole with the world in his fist: Parsifal. Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Parsifal Mosaic ';[Robert] Ludlum's narrative imagination is a force of nature.'The New York Times ';As fast-paced and absorbing as any he's written.'Newsday ';The suspense never lets up.'The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ';A crackling good yarn.'Los Angeles Times Book ReviewFrom the Paperback edition.

Road to Omaha

Road to Omaha

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2012

Robert Ludlum's wayward hero, the outrageous General MacKenzie Hawkins, returns with a diabolical scheme to right a very old wrongand wreak vengeance on the [redacted] who drummed him out of the military. Discovering a long-buried 1878 treaty with an obscure Indian tribe, the Hawk, a.k.a. Chief Thunder Head, hatches a brilliant plot that will ultimately bring him and his reluctant legal eagle, Sam Devereaux, before the Supreme Court. Their goal is to reclaim a choice piece of American real estate: the state of Nebraska, which just so happens to be the headquarters of the U.S. Strategic Air Command. Their outraged opposition will be no less than the CIA, the Pentagon, and the White House. And only one thing is certain: Ludlum will keep us in nonstop suspenseand side-splitting laughterthrough the very last page. Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Road to Omaha ';A very funny book . . . No character is minor: They're all hilarious.'Houston Chronicle ';Don't ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day.'Chicago Sun-TimesFrom the Paperback edition.

Road to Gandolfo

Road to Gandolfo

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2012

War hero and infamous ladies' man General MacKenzie Hawkins is a living legend. His life story has even been sold to Hollywood. But now he stands accused of defacing a historic monument in China's Forbidden City. Under house arrest in Peking with a case against him pending in Washington, this looks like the end of Mac's illustrious career. But he has a plan of his own: kidnap the Pope. What's the ransom? Just one American dollarfor every Catholic in the world. Add to the mix a slew of shady ';investors,' Mac's four persuasive, well-endowed ex-wives, and a young lawyer and fellow soldier who wants nothing more than to return to private life, and readers have in their hands one relentlessly irreverent page-turner. Praise for Robert Ludlum ';Don't ever begin a [Robert] Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day.'Chicago Sun-Times ';Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined.'The New York TimesFrom the Paperback edition.

Scorpio Illusion

Scorpio Illusion

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2012

Amaya Bajaratt is beautiful, elusive, deadlyand she has set in motion a chilling conspiracy that a desperate government cannot stop. An accomplished assassin and mistress of disguise and deception, she has set in motion the boldest act of terrorism yet conceived.Tyrell Hawthorne was a naval intelligence officerone of the bestuntil the rainswept night in Amsterdam when his wife was murdered, an innocent victim of the games spies play. Since then he's been sailing charters in the islands. Now he's called out of retirement for one last assignment. For Hawthorne is the only man alive who can track down the world's most dangerous terrorist.Now, with his life and the life of the President hanging in the balance, Hawthorne must follow Amanya's serpentine trail, a path of seduction, betrayal, an instant death.Racing from a millionaire recluse's fortress to the social whirl of Palm Beach and from the Oval Office to treacherous Caribbean waters, Hawthorne will uncover a sinister network of well-placed men and women who exist to help this consummate killerand the shattering truth behind the Scorpio Illusion.

Level 6: The Bourne Ultimatum Book and MP3 Pack

Level 6: The Bourne Ultimatum Book and MP3 Pack

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 16/02/2012

At a small-town carnival, two men, each mysteriously summoned by telegram, witness a bizarre killing. The telegrams are signed Jason Bourne. Only they know Bourne's true identity and understand that the telegrams are really a message from Bourne's mortal enemy, Carlos, known also as the Jackal, the world's deadliest and most elusive terrorist. And furthermore, they know what the Jackal wants: a final confrontation with Bourne. Now David Webb, professor of Oriental studies, husband, and father, must do what he hoped never to do again--assume the terrible identity of Jason Bourne. His plan is simple: to infiltrate the politically and economically omnipotent Medusan group and use himself as bait to lure the cunning Jackal into a deadly trap--a trap from which only one of them will escape.

Level 6: The Bourne Ultimatum Book and MP3 Pack

Level 6: The Bourne Ultimatum Book and MP3 Pack

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/02/2012

At a small-town carnival, two men, each mysteriously summoned by telegram, witness a bizarre killing. The telegrams are signed Jason Bourne. Only they know Bourne's true identity and understand that the telegrams are really a message from Bourne's mortal enemy, Carlos, known also as the Jackal, the world's deadliest and most elusive terrorist. And furthermore, they know what the Jackal wants: a final confrontation with Bourne. Now David Webb, professor of Oriental studies, husband, and father, must do what he hoped never to do again--assume the terrible identity of Jason Bourne. His plan is simple: to infiltrate the politically and economically omnipotent Medusan group and use himself as bait to lure the cunning Jackal into a deadly trap--a trap from which only one of them will escape.

Matarese Countdown

Matarese Countdown

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2012

Twenty years ago, top agents from the CIA and KGB banded together to bring down the Matarese Circle, an international cabal of powerbrokers and assassins whose sole objective was to achieve worldwide economic domination. Now the bloody Matarese dynasty is back--and the only man with the power to stop it may have already run out of time....CIA case officer Cameron Pryce is hot on the trail of the new Matarese alliance. His only chance to terminate its ruthless activities is to follow the trail of blood money and stone-cold killers right to the heart of its deadly conspiracy.From the Hamptons to London's Belgrave Square, Matarese assassins have already struck with brutal efficiency, eliminating all who stand in their way. Their chain of violence is impossible to stop--until Pryce gets a rare break. One of the Matarese's victims survives long enough to whisper dying words that will blow the case wide open: the top secret code name for legendary retired CIA agent Brandon Scofield--the only man who has ever infiltrated the Matarese inner circle and lived to tell about it.

Matarese Circle

Matarese Circle

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 24/01/2012

An international circle of killers, the Matarese will undoubtedly take over the world within just two years. Only two rival spies have the power to stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talaniekov, KGB. They share a genius for espionage and a life of explosive terror and violence. But though these sworn enemies once vowed to terminate each other, they must now become allies. Because only they possess the brutal skills and ice-cold nerves vital to their mission: destroy the Matarese. Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Matarese Circle ';A blockbuster . . . Ludlum's best.'The Wall Street Journal ';A spellbinder.'The Dallas Morning News ';Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined.'The New York Times ';Don't ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day.'Chicago Sun-Times

Apocalypse Watch

Apocalypse Watch

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2012

American agent Harry Latham has penetrated the fortresslike mountain hideaway of the Brotherhood of the Watch, a neo-Nazi organization that was born in the days after the fall of the Third Reich. But on the eve of his most spectacular success, after three years in deep cover, Harry disappears. Drew Latham, Special Officer for Consular Operations in Paris, is frantic to discover his older brother's fate. But when Drew receives the good news that Harry has surfaced, gut-twisting doubts arise. For Harry has emerged with an explosive document: a list of secret supporters of the Brotherhood, among them high-ranking officials of the United States and its allies. But is it legitimate? The search for the truth about Harry and the growing Nazi threat will plunge Drew into a labyrinth of deceit and death. And whoever makes it out alive will hold the fate of the free world in his hands. Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Apocalypse Watch ';A powerful, exploding novel . . . vintage Ludlum in fine form.'Booklist ';If a Pulitzer Prize were awarded for escapist fiction, Robert Ludlum undoubtedly would have won it. Ten times over.'Mobile Register ';Bloody great fun.'Kirkus ReviewsFrom the Paperback edition.

Level 4: The Bourne Identity Book and MP3 Pack

Level 4: The Bourne Identity Book and MP3 Pack

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 08/11/2011

Robert Ludlum's Bourne Collection (ebook)

Robert Ludlum's Bourne Collection (ebook)

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 27/10/2011

The perfect weapon. The ultimate operative. His codename is Bourne. 'Watch your back 007. Bourne is out to get you' Sunday TimesThe perfect weapon. The ultimate operative. His codename is Bourne.'Watch your back 007. Bourne is out to get you' Sunday TimesContains: THE BOURNE IDENTITY, THE BOURNE SUPREMACY, THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM, THE BOURNE LEGACY, THE BOURNE BETRAYAL, THE BOURNE SANCTION, THE BOURNE DECEPTION, THE BOURNE OBJECTIVE.

Level 5: The Bourne Supremacy Book and MP3 Pack

Level 5: The Bourne Supremacy Book and MP3 Pack

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 07/04/2011

'Penguin Readers' are edited into simplified text together with audio CD recordings containing the full simplified text. They are ideal for all English language students.

Level 5: The Bourne Supremacy

Level 5: The Bourne Supremacy

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/02/2011

The Cry of the Halidon

The Cry of the Halidon

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/2010

Every move could be his last - and his only clue to survival is a single mysterious word: Halidon.Alex McAuliff has just received an offer he can't refuse. A company called Dunstone Ltd will pay him two million dollars for a geological survey of Jamaica's interior - and they require his absolute secrecy. But British Intelligence are aware of the deal, and they've let Alex in on a secret of their own: the last survey team Dunstone dispatched to Jamaica vanished without trace. Now it's too late to turn back. From the moment he lands in Jamaica, Alex is a marked man. He already knows about Dunstone...which means he knows too much.

Robert Ludlum's The Arctic Event A Covert-One novel

Robert Ludlum's The Arctic Event A Covert-One novel

Author: Robert Ludlum, James Cobb Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/2010

An ancient bomber conceals a devastating secret - a stunning Covert-One thriller from the master storyteller. On a desolate island deep within the Arctic, a scientific expedition photographs the wreckage of a bomber. It seems to be a relic from the Cold War - but a handful of insiders know that it is a Soviet Air Force biological warfare platform, still armed with weaponised anthrax. Covert-One's Lt. Col. Jon Smith leads a team to secure the site. But on the island they find themselves confronted with a traitor from within their ranks. Gradually they become aware that the ancient bomber conceals something else: a secret so deadly that it could trigger a Third World War...

The Matarese Countdown

The Matarese Countdown

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/2010

The Matarese are back. But has the only man with the power to stop them already run out of time?Twenty years ago, KGB and CIA agents worked together to bring down The Matarese, a dynasty of killers who threatened the world. But the terrifying group has regained its power. CIA officer Cameron Pryce is hot on the trail of the new Matarese alliance. His only chance to terminate its ruthless activities is to follow the trail of blood money and stone-cold killers. Then he gets a lucky break. One of the Matarese victims lives long enough to whisper dying words that will blow the case wide open: the code name for legendary CIA agent Brandon Scofield - the only man to infiltrate the Matarese circle, and survive.

The Apocalypse Watch

The Apocalypse Watch

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/2010

The fate of the free world is in one man's hands...A superb thriller from the No.1 bestselling author.After three years deep under cover, US agent Harry Latham has penetrated the fortress-like mountain hideaway of the Brotherhood of the Watch, a neo-Nazi organisation born after the fall of the Third Reich. Then, on the eve of his most spectacular success, Harry disappears.Drew Latham is frantic to discover his older brother's fate. But when he receives word that Harry has surfaced, serious doubts arise. Has Harry's cover been blown? And if so, why has the Brotherhood of the Watch let him live? The search for the truth about Harry plunges Drew into a labyrinth of deceit and death...

The Bancroft Strategy

The Bancroft Strategy

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/2010

Intelligence agent Todd Belknap is fired after a mission goes wrong - now he's a lone operative on the loose...When Todd Belknap's best friend goes missing, it seems that a mysterious figure, known only as 'Genesis', is responsible.Meanwhile, hedge fund analyst Andrea Newton gets an unexpected call. She has been left a fortune by a cousin she's never met - on the condition that she joins the board of the charitable Bancroft Foundation. Yet the foundation appears less and less benign the more deeply involved she becomes.As events escalate, and Genesis appears to be working to destabilise governments, Todd and Andrea must form an uneasy alliance if they are to uncover the truth - before it's too late...

The Chancellor Manuscript

The Chancellor Manuscript

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/2010

Did J. Edgar Hoover die a natural death - or was he murdered? A top-notch thriller from the No. 1 bestselling author Robert Ludlum. Inver Brass: a group of high-minded and high-placed intellectuals. They see a monstrous threat to the country in Hoover's unethical use of his scandal-ridden private files. And so they decide to do away with him - quietly, efficiently, with no hint of impropriety. Until bestselling thriller writer Peter Chancellor stumbles upon information that makes his previous books look like harmless fairy tales. Now Chancellor and Inver Brass are on a deadly collision course, spiralling across the globe in an ever-widening arc of violence and terror. They are hurtling towards a showdown that will rip Washington's intelligence community apart, leaving only one damning document to survive: The Chancellor Manuscript...

The Matlock Paper

The Matlock Paper

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/2010

The US government has a deadly assignment - and James Matlock is the perfect man for the job.James Matlock is a Vietnam veteran and college professor - with a disturbing past. The faceless men in Washington know his secrets. And they want him to investigate what seems to be a large-scale drugs and prostitution business. Matlock is given a piece of silver paper with codes on it, and the name of the criminal organisation: Nimrod. He is soon trapped in a maze of unrelenting terror, as the people he cares for most are under threat. Would he have accepted the job if he'd known just what it would mean? Or that disclosure of the truth could cause such horror?

The Matarese Circle

The Matarese Circle

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2010

The Matarese killers will take over the world within two years...The No. 1 bestseller from 'the world's most read writer' GQ The Matarese Circle are the Corsican Brotherhood. Terrifying killers, their power could plunge the world into chaos and destruction within two years. Only two rival spies - and one mysterious woman - can stop them. Brandon Scofield, CIA, and the West's most professional assassin, and Vasili Taleniekov, former KGB, now wanted by the Politburo. They share a genius for espionage - and a life of terror and explosive violence. Sworn enemies, Scofield and Taleniekov have vowed to terminate each other, but now they must become allies. Because only they possess the brutal skills and ice-cold nerves necessary to destroy an international circle of killers: the Matarese...

The Parsifal Mosaic

The Parsifal Mosaic

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2010

A powerful, fast-paced thriller from the bestselling author of the Bourne series.Michael Havelock watched as his partner and lover, Jenna Karas, double agent, was gunned down by his own agency. There's nothing left for him but to get out, quit the game. Until, in one frantic moment on a crowded railway platform in Rome, Havelock sees Jenna. She's alive - and suddenly Havelock is a marked man, on the run from both US and Russian assassins.Racing around the globe after his beautiful betrayer, Havelock is trapped in a massive mosaic of treachery created by a top-level mole with the world in his fist - Parsifal...

The Road to Omaha

The Road to Omaha

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2010

Crammed with intrigue and suspense, a brilliantly entertaining bestseller from the master of action. Still a legend in his own lifetime, the Hawk, hero or anti-hero of THE ROAD TO GANDOLFO, is back, irrepressibly maddening, a $500 million caper up his sleeve. Worshipped by the men he once led into battle, General MacKenzie Hawkins is now in his sixties, and shows no sign of retiring from the intrigue and politicking which is his lifeblood. Now he's planning to take on the government. From the Oval Office to the Pentagon, the President's men do all they can to stop him before he threatens national security.

The Scorpio Illusion

The Scorpio Illusion

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2010

A brilliant, high-tension thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling master storyteller...Tyrell Hawthorne was a naval intelligence officer until his wife was murdered. Now Hawthorne has been called out of retirement for one last assignment. For he is the only man who can track down the world's most dangerous terrorist, Amaya Bajaratt, who has set in motion a chilling conspiracy that a desperate government cannot stop.Hawthorne must follow Amaya's serpentine trail to uncover the sinister network that exists to help this consummate killer. And Hawthorne must discover the shattering truth behind the Scorpio Illusion...

The Road to Gandolfo

The Road to Gandolfo

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2010

The most outrageous criminal escapade of all time from the No. 1 bestselling author of the Bourne series.General MacKenzie Hawkins is a living military legend, a hero and a rogue. When he gets kicked out of the army for conduct unbecoming to an officer, his options are limited - but not for long. He has a plan, a plan so ambitious it will shock the world and make him a very rich man: he is going to get $400 million - a dollar from every Catholic in the world. And he's going to do it by kidnapping the Pope...

The Gemini Contenders

The Gemini Contenders

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2010

Pandora's Box is about to be opened...A brilliant, fast-paced thriller from the internationally bestselling author of the Bourne series.December 1939. A train winds its way through Italy towards the Alps wth a cargo too precious to destroy, too awful to reveal. On board is an iron box. Its sinister contents - documents concealed for centuries - could rip apart the Christian world and set religion against religion, an entire people against another. Now, as the Nazi threat marches closer, good men and evil are drawn into a violent and deadly hunt. The richest aristocrat in Italy is responsible for the documents' safety, but he's been marked for death by the Nazis. Some people want the secrets told. Some people want to plunge the world into a catastrophic holy war...

The Icarus Agenda

The Icarus Agenda

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/05/2010

Five people want to change the world - and one man must pay the price...A fast-paced, brilliant thriller from the No. 1 bestselling author Robert Ludlum. In the Sultanate of Oman over two hundred hostages are being held at gunpoint. And the world watches helplessly as the madness begins. The spirit of the Mahdi is abroad, intent on complete financial and political domination. Evan Kendrick, a quiet Congressman, is an unlikely hero. But in his past is a violence he cannot forget. On the other side of the world, five very eccentric, very rich people are meeting. They are the Inheritors of Inver Brass. Their aim - to utterly transform the world. They seek a new saviour, an innocent messiah. Evan Kendrick is to be their unwilling victim...

The Holcroft Covenant

The Holcroft Covenant

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/05/2010

The most dangerous legacy...A superb thriller from 'a writer who bests the bestsellers' Daily TelegraphThe Second World War is over. Three top Nazis have embezzled $780 million from Nazi funds - and then committed suicide. Their Covenant, to be inherited by their three eldest children, is to redistribute this vast wealth among the survivors of the Holocaust. Reparation must be made.Conventional Noel Holcroft is one of the inheritors, and his mission is to find the other two 'children' and prove himself worthy of his task. But the Sonnenkinder, the Children of the Sun, are determined to gain control of the millions and establish a Nazi Fourth Reich. As Holcroft tries to carry out his destiny, he finds himself enmeshed in a bewildering, horrifying nightmare...

Trevayne

Trevayne

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/05/2010

He was untouchable...or so he hoped An excellent, fast-paced novel from No. 1 bestselling author Robert Ludlum.Trevayne was a self-made millionaire by the time he was thirty. Then he went into government, carving out a brilliant and honourable career. Now he is head of one of the biggest foundations in the USA. Fearless, intelligent and incorruptible, he thinks no one can touch him...Then his investigation into the 'secret government' leads him beyond the corridors of official power into a nightmare maze where Mafia leaders and 'legitimate' billionaires mix, where even the Presidency can be bought and sold. And where a man like Trevayne can be a dreaded enemy, a duped victim, or maybe - just maybe - a king.

The Rhinemann Exchange

The Rhinemann Exchange

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/05/2010

An explosive novel of suspense and intrigue set at the turning point of the Second World War. David Spaulding is the most feared and efficient Allied agent in wartime Europe. Expert, deadly and professional, he is also high on the Gestapo's 'most wanted' list. Now Spaulding has been selected by Allied Command to transact an undercover deal in Argentina involving top-secret Nazi scientific plans. The dealer is Erich Rhinemann, an exiled German Jew who is awaiting the end of the war with his millions in an impenetrable retreat near Buenos Aires. But there's something Spaulding doesn't know: the other side of the deal. And it involves the most bizarre, horrific intrigue of the Second World War...

Robert Ludlum's The Altman Code A Covert-One Novel

Robert Ludlum's The Altman Code A Covert-One Novel

Author: Robert Ludlum, Gayle Lynds Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/05/2010

The fourth instalment in the COVERT-ONE series from the master of the thriller genre.On the dark waterside docks of Shanghai, a photographer records cargo being secretly loaded. He's brutally killed and his camera destroyed. Two weeks later on the dangerous high seas, the US Navy covertly tracks a Chinese ship rumoured to carry tons of chemicals to create biological weapons of mass destruction. The President cannot let the ship reach its destination - a rogue Middle East nation. But he doesn't want the navy to attack and board it either, because decades of negotiations with China have at long last yielded a landmark human rights agreement that China is willing to sign. Covert-One operative Jon Smith is brought in to find solid proof of what the Chinese ship is ferrying. Then an agent is murdered and vital evidence destroyed. Smith must find the truth about the ship, a truth that probes the deepest secrets of the Chinese ruling party...

The Osterman Weekend

The Osterman Weekend

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/05/2010

An electrifying thriller from the internationally bestselling author of the Bourne series. In a secret room in Washington DC, John Tanner is asked to stake his life - and his wife and children - on a gamble whose goals and risks no one will fully reveal to him. In a small suburban town where only the nicest people live, friends, neighbours, everyone and anyone could be part of a monstrous international conspiracy of evil. The machinery has already been set in motion. And at stake is the very existence of America - and the future of the entire free world...

The Aquitaine Progression

The Aquitaine Progression

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/05/2010

A shattering secret...and a chilling game of survival...A terrifying international thriller from the No. 1 bestselling author. It begins in Geneva. There, American lawyer Joel Converse meets a man he hasn't seen in twenty years, a covert operative who dies violently at his feet, whispering words that hand Converse a staggering legacy of death: 'The generals...they're back...Aquitaine!' Suddenly Converse is running for his life, alone with the world's most shattering secret. Pursued by anonymous executioners to the darkest corners of Europe, he is forced to play a game of survival by blood rules he thought he'd long left behind. And only Converse, and the woman he once loved and lost, can wrest the world from the iron grasp of Aquitaine...

Level 4: The Bourne Identity

Level 4: The Bourne Identity

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/03/2010

The Janson Directive

The Janson Directive

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2010

The Sunday Times bestselling thriller from 'the world's most read writer' GQRetired operative Paul Janson is called back to the spy game to settle a personal debt he owes. Peter Novak, the legendary Hungarian immigrant and head of the Liberty Foundation, has been kidnapped and faces execution at the hands of terrorist extremists. It is up to Janson to rescue Novak before he is murdered. Janson immediately puts together a top team and manages the nearly impossible task of extricating Novak, but something goes horribly wrong - something that indicates the operation had been compromised from the start - and only Janson himself survives. Now the major intelligence services think that Janson was responsible for Novak's death and are sending their finest operatives after him...

The Hades Factor

The Hades Factor

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2010

The very first Covert-One novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author Robert Ludlum.An unknown doomsday virus has claimed the lives of four people - including the fiancee of Covert-One's Lt Col. Jon Smith. Devastated and enraged, Smith uncovers evidence that this was no accident; someone out there has the virus, and the pandemic that threatens millions of lives was planned...Not knowing who to trust or where to turn, Smith assembles a private team to fight the deadly virus. As the death toll mounts, the quest leads them to the highest levels of power and the darkest corners of the earth. And Smith and his team must hunt down a genius determined to destroy them.

The Cassandra Compact

The Cassandra Compact

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2010

A brilliant Covert-One novel from 'the real Titan of the genre' GQYuri Danko, an officer in the medical division of Russia's security service, is murdered in a spray of assassin's bullets. Now Covert-One's Jon Smith has Danko's classified papers, and he's unearthed a terrifying global conspiracy. A Serb terrorist has been despatched from Russia to smuggle hazardous vials of a deadly bacteria into the United States. His mission: to deliver them to an unknown US government agent. Then both men are murdered, and the deadly bacteria is stolen...It's up to Lt Col. Smith to find the madman who possesses it, before he holds a defenseless world hostage with the power to render the human race extinct.

The Bourne Supremacy

The Bourne Supremacy

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2010

Jason Bourne is back in the forthcoming major motion picture starring Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander. Go back to where it all began for Bourne in his original adventures. 'Watch your back 007 - Bourne is out to get you' - Sunday Times Washington, Hong Kong and Peking - terror sweeps the globe. The Vice-Premier of the People's Republic has been brutally murdered by a legendary assassin, and everyone is asking the same fearful questions: why has Bourne come back? Who is paying him? Who is next on his death list? But US officials know the shocking truth: there is no Jason Bourne. There never was. But someone has resurrected the name, and if he is not stopped, the world will pay a devastating price. Jason Bourne must live again. He must utilise his murderous skills. But this time the will to survive is not enough. This time Bourne must reign supreme...

The Prometheus Deception

The Prometheus Deception

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2010

An explosive thriller from the world's No.1 bestselling international writer.Nicholas Bryson spent years as a deep cover operative for the American secret intelligence group, The Directorate. After a disastrous mission, Bryson was retired to a new identity. Now, years later, his cover is cracked and Bryson learns that The Directorate was not what it claimed to be - and that he was, in fact, a pawn being used against his country's interests. The Directorate is headed for a dangerous endgame, and the CIA recruits Bryson to stop them. But after years on the sidelines, Bryson's field skills are rusty, his contacts unreliable, his instincts suspect and he no longer knows who - if anyone - can be trusted.

The Sigma Protocol

The Sigma Protocol

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2010

A missing murder victim; an agent declared rogue. Someone wants a secret kept, no matter what the cost...A superb standalone thriller from the internationally bestselling author of the Bourne series.Ben Hartman is on holiday in Switzerland when he meets a childhood friend - who promptly tries to kill him. In self-defence, Ben kills his attacker, but soon the body and all evidence of the confrontation have disappeared. Anna Navarro, a US government agent, is sent to look into a string of deaths around the world. The only thing the victims have in common is an old OSS file, codenamed SIGMA. But as soon as she starts to get somewhere, she is dragged off the case and declared rogue. Someone wants this secret kept, and not only are the futures of Hartman and Navarro at stake, but also that of the free world...

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2010

Jason Bourne is back in the forthcoming major motion picture starring Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander. Go back to where it all began for Bourne in his original adventures. 'Watch your back 007 - Bourne is out to get you' - Sunday Times It all starts with a cat-and-mouse chase to the death in a Baltimore funfair: the Jackal, Bourne's age-old antagonist, is back and Bourne is forced from his idyllic retirement with his wife and children to confront his enemy. In Europe and America there are men and women whose lust for power is disguised by their positions and respectability. Their aim: to gain control at the highest level, to avenge, to destroy. Jason Bourne has been the assassin before: now he longs for peace with his family, but the threat of the Jackal puts in jeopardy all possibility of peace...

The Scarlatti Inheritance

The Scarlatti Inheritance

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2010

The Third Reich is in its death struggle...A spellbinding story of international terror and intrigue, greed and cunning, suspense and murder from the No. 1 bestselling master storyteller.In Washington, word is received that an elite member of Nazi High Command is willing to defect and divulge information that will shorten the war. But his defection entails the release of the ultra top-secret file on the Scarlatti Inheritance - a file whose contents will destroy many of the Western world's greatest and most illustrious reputations if they are made known...

Robert Ludlum's The Paris Option

Robert Ludlum's The Paris Option

Author: Robert Ludlum, Gayle Lynds Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2010

An excellent COVERT-ONE thriller from the bestselling writing team - Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds.A fiery explosion shatters a laboratory building in Paris. Among the dead is Emile Chambord, one of the leaders in the global race to create a molecular - or DNA - computer. Unfortunately, Professor Chambord kept the details of his work secret, and his notes were apparently destroyed in the fire. Then suddenly US fighter jets disappear from radar screens for a full five minutes and there's no explanation; utilities cease to function; and all telecommunications abruptly stop, with devastating consequences. This is not the work of a clever hacker - only the enormous power and speed of a DNA computer could have caused such havoc.Covert-One agent Jon Smith flies to Paris to investigate. Following a trail that leads him across two continents, he uncovers a web of deception that threatens to reshape the world for ever...

The Tristan Betrayal

The Tristan Betrayal

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2010

Two wars, two secrets, one man...A brilliant global conspiracy thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling master storyteller. 1940. American Stephen Metcalfe is a minor asset in the US secret intelligence forces in Europe. Through a wild twist of fate, he must instigate a bold plan that may be the only hope for what remains of the free world. He must travel to wartime Moscow to find, and possibly betray, a former lover... 1991. The Communist empire is on the verge of oblivion, and a coup is being planned by a powerful new cabal. Stephen Metcalfe, now a retired ambassador, must return to Moscow and finally reveal a secret that has haunted him since the fall of Berlin...a secret that might just avert a global cataclysm.

Bourne Ultimatum (Jason Bourne Book #3)

Bourne Ultimatum (Jason Bourne Book #3)

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 14/04/2009

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER At a small-town carnival, two men, each mysteriously summoned by telegram, witness a bizarre killing. The telegrams are signed ';Jason Bourne.' Only they know Bourne's true identity and understand that the telegrams are really a message from Bourne's mortal enemy, Carlos, known also as the Jackal, the world's deadliest and most elusive terrorist. And furthermore, they know what the Jackal wants: a final confrontation with Bourne. Now David Webb, professor of Oriental studies, husband, and father, must do what he hoped never to do againassume the terrible identity of Jason Bourne. His plan is simple: to infiltrate the politically and economically omnipotent Medusan group and use himself as bait to lure the cunning Jackal into a deadly trapa trap from which only one of them will escape.

Bourne Supremacy (Jason Bourne Book #2)

Bourne Supremacy (Jason Bourne Book #2)

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 03/02/2009

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Reenter the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin still plagued by the splintered nightmares of his former life. This time the stakes are higher than ever. For someone else has taken on the Bourne identitya ruthless killer who must be stopped or the world will pay a devastating price. To succeed, the real Jason Bourne must maneuver through the dangerous labyrinth of international espionagean exotic world filled with CIA plots, turncoat agents, and ever-shifting alliancesall the while hoping to find the truth behind his haunted memories and the answers to his own fragmented past. This time there are two Bournesand one must die.

Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne Book #1)

Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne Book #1)

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2008

Jason Bourne. He has no past. And he may have no future. His memory is blank. He only knows that he was flushed out of the Mediterranean Sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues. A frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the flesh of his hip. Evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face. Strange things that he says in his delirium -- maybe code words. Initial: J.B. And a number on the film negative that leads to a Swiss bank account, a fortune of four million dollars, and, at last, a name: Jason Bourne. But now he is marked for death, caught in a maddening puzzle, racing for survival through the deep layers of his buried past into a bizarre world of murderous conspirators -- led by Carlos, the world's most dangerous assassin. And no one can help Jason Bourne but the woman who once wanted to escape him.

Bancroft Strategy

Bancroft Strategy

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

When Todd Belknap-a legendary field agent for Consular Operations with a reputation as something of a cowboy- is cut loose from the agency after an operation goes wrong, his best friend and fellow agent is abducted in Lebanon by a militia group with a vicious reputation. When the government refuses to either rescue him or negotiate for his release, Belknap decides to take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, hedge fund analyst Andrea Bancroft gets a surprising call-she is to receive an unexpected bequest of six million dollars from a cousin she never met. With one condition-she must agree to sit on the board of the Bancroft family foundation, a charitable organization that is run by the family patriarch, Paul Bancroft. Having never been involved with, or even met, the family-her mother was briefly married to a Bancroft and cut off all contact many years ago-Andrea is intrigued. But the foundation, which is dedicated to doing strategic good deeds, appears less and less benign the more deeply involved she gets. What exactly is their involvement with the "e;Genesis"e;-a mysterious group working to destabilize the geopolitical balance at the risk of millions of lives? As events escalate, Todd Belknap and Andrea Bancroft come together and must form an uneasy alliance if they are to uncover the truth behind "e;Genesis"e;- before it is too late.

Bancroft Strategy

Bancroft Strategy

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

When Todd Belknap-a legendary field agent for Consular Operations with a reputation as something of a cowboy- is cut loose from the agency after an operation goes wrong, his best friend and fellow agent is abducted in Lebanon by a militia group with a vicious reputation. When the government refuses to either rescue him or negotiate for his release, Belknap decides to take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, hedge fund analyst Andrea Bancroft gets a surprising call-she is to receive an unexpected bequest of six million dollars from a cousin she never met. With one condition-she must agree to sit on the board of the Bancroft family foundation, a charitable organization that is run by the family patriarch, Paul Bancroft. Having never been involved with, or even met, the family-her mother was briefly married to a Bancroft and cut off all contact many years ago-Andrea is intrigued. But the foundation, which is dedicated to doing strategic good deeds, appears less and less benign the more deeply involved she gets. What exactly is their involvement with the "e;Genesis"e;-a mysterious group working to destabilize the geopolitical balance at the risk of millions of lives? As events escalate, Todd Belknap and Andrea Bancroft come together and must form an uneasy alliance if they are to uncover the truth behind "e;Genesis"e;- before it is too late.

Prometheus Deception/The Sigma Protocol

Prometheus Deception/The Sigma Protocol

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 05/09/2006

Prometheus DeceptionRobert Ludlum is the acknowledged master of suspense and international intrigue. For over thirty years, in over twenty international bestsellers, he has a set a standard that has never been equaled. Now, with the Prometheus Deception, he proves that he is at the very pinnacle of his craft.Nicholas Bryson spent years as a deep cover operative for the American secret intelligence group, the Directorate. After critical undercover mission went horribly wrong, Bryson was retired to a new identity. Years later, his closely held cover is cracked and Bryson learns that the Directorate was not what it claimed - that he was a pawn in a complex scheme against his own country's interests. Now, it has become increasingly clear that the shadowy Directorate is headed for some dangerous endgame - but no one knows precisely who they are and what they are planning. With Bryson their only possible asset, the director of the CIA recruits Bryson to find, reinfiltrate, and stop the Directorate. But after years on the sidelines, Bryson's field skills are rusty, his contacts unreliable, and his instincts suspect.With everything he thought he knew about his own life in question, Bryson is all alone in a wilderness of mirrors - unsure what is and isn't true and who, if anyone, he can trust - with the future of millions in the balance.Sigma ProtocolBen Hartman is vacationing in Zurich, Switzerland when he chances upon his old friend Jimmy Cavanaugh-a madman who's armed and programmed to assassinate. In a matter of minutes, six innocent bystanders are dead. So is Cavanaugh. But when his body vanishes, and his weapon mysteriously appears in Hartman's luggage, Hartman is plunged into an unfathomable nightmare...Meanwhile, Anna Navarro, field agent for the Department of Justice, has been asked to investigate the sudden, random deaths of eleven men throughout the world. The only thing that connects them? A secret file, over a half-century old, that's linked to the CIA-and is marked with the same puzzling codename: Sigma.As Anna follows the connecting thread-and Hartman finds himself on the run-she ends up in the shadows of a relentless killer who is one step ahead of her...victim by victim. Now, she and Hartman together must uncover the diabolical secrets long held behind Sigma. It will threaten everything they think they know about themselves-and confirm their very worst fears...

Ambler Warning

Ambler Warning

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 18/10/2005

"e;Welcome to Robert Ludlum's world...fast pacing, tight plotting, international intrigue."e; -Cleveland Plain DealerOn Parrish Island, a restricted island off the coast of Virginia, there is a little known and never visited psychiatric facility. There, far from prying eyes, the government stores former intelligence employees whose psychiatric state make them a danger to their own government, people whose ramblings might endanger ongoing operations or prove dangerously inconvenient.One of these employees, former Consular Operations agent Hal Ambler, is kept heavily medicated and closely watched. But there's one difference between Hal and the other patients-Hal isn't crazy. With the help of a sympathetic nurse, Hal manages to first clear his mind of the drug-induced haze and then pulls off a daring escape. Free, he's out to discover who stashed him there and why-but the world he returns to isn't the one he remembers. Friends and longtime associates don't remember him, there are no official records of Hal Ambler, and when he first sees himself in the mirror, the face that looks back at him is not the one he knows as his own.

Ambler Warning

Ambler Warning

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 18/10/2005

"e;Welcome to Robert Ludlum's world...fast pacing, tight plotting, international intrigue."e; -Cleveland Plain DealerOn Parrish Island, a restricted island off the coast of Virginia, there is a little known and never visited psychiatric facility. There, far from prying eyes, the government stores former intelligence employees whose psychiatric state make them a danger to their own government, people whose ramblings might endanger ongoing operations or prove dangerously inconvenient.One of these employees, former Consular Operations agent Hal Ambler, is kept heavily medicated and closely watched. But there's one difference between Hal and the other patients-Hal isn't crazy. With the help of a sympathetic nurse, Hal manages to first clear his mind of the drug-induced haze and then pulls off a daring escape. Free, he's out to discover who stashed him there and why-but the world he returns to isn't the one he remembers. Friends and longtime associates don't remember him, there are no official records of Hal Ambler, and when he first sees himself in the mirror, the face that looks back at him is not the one he knows as his own.

Robert Ludlum's The Moscow Vector

Robert Ludlum's The Moscow Vector

Author: Robert Ludlum, Patrick Larkin Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2005

For the past three decades Robert Ludlum's bestselling novels have been enjoyed by hundreds of millions of readers worldwide and have set the standard against which all other thrillers are measured. His Covert-One series has been among his most beloved creations. Now comes the latest thrilling novel in the series:Robert Ludlum's The Moscow VectorAt an international conference in Prague, Lt. Col. Jon Smith, an Army research doctor specializing in infectious diseases and secretly an agent attached to Covert-One, is contacted by a Russian colleague, Dr. Valentine Petrenko. Petrenko is concerned about a small cluster of mysterious deaths in Moscow and about the Russian government's refusal to release publicly any information or data on the outbreak. When the two meet, they are attacked by a group of mysterious men and Petrenko is killed. His notes and medical samples are lost, and Smith barely escapes with his life. At the same time, a series of government officials around the world are coming down with a mysterious, fast-acting virus with a 100% fatality rate. These deaths are somehow related to the increasing militarism from the new Russian government, headed by the autocratic and ambitious President Victor Dudarev. With few clues and precious little time, Smith and Covert-One must unravel this mysterious plot and find the mysterious figure who stands at the center of it all..

Robert Ludlum's The Moscow Vector

Robert Ludlum's The Moscow Vector

Author: Robert Ludlum, Patrick Larkin Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2005

The thrilling new novel in the bestselling Covert-One seriesAt an international medical conference in Prague, Dr. Fiona Devin-an American scientist attached to the Department of Defense-is contacted by one of her Russian colleagues. Dr. Valentin Petrenko, a specialist in rare diseases, is concerned about a small cluster of deaths in Moscow but even more concerned by the Russian government's refusal to publicly release any information or data on the outbreak. When he meets with Devin to pass on his case notes and samples, the two are attacked, Petrenko is killed while Devin barely escapes with the notes and medical samples. Covert-One operative Lt. Col. Jon Smith, is dispatched to Prague to get Devin and her information safely back to the U.S.As Devin begins to analyze the information, a series of highly placed figures in the U.S. government become ill with a mysterious illness that bears a close resemblance to the disease described in Petrenko's notes. The disease is the perfect assassination tool-a bioweapon that, using each target's DNA, is undetectable, unstoppable, and incurable. With few clues and little time, Jon Smith must find the mysterious figure who stands at the center of this nefarious plot.

Robert Ludlum's The Lazarus Vendetta

Robert Ludlum's The Lazarus Vendetta

Author: Robert Ludlum, Patrick Larkin Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2004

The thrilling new novel in the bestselling Covert-One series. The previous Covert-One audiobook, Robert Ludlum's The Altman Code, spent three months on the Publishers Weekly Audio Bestseller listn the increasingly turbulent atmosphere of international politics, the once-grassroots anti-globalization movement has been slowly absorbed and taken over by the underground radical anti-technology group fronted by the mysterious figure known only as Lazarus. All attempts to infiltrate the group have failed, the intelligence agents involved have all disappeared without a trace. Now a sudden surge in the "e;deep chatter"e; detected by U.S. intelligence leads everyone to believe one thing-Lazarus is preparing to make his boldest move yet.With Lazarus bringing deadly pressure to bear against the leading research facilities focusing on nano-technology, Lt. Col. Jon Smith-publicly a researcher for USAMRIID-is activated by Covert-One to bring his skills to bear in uncovering the truth behind the terrorists. With his friend and cohort CIA agent Randi Russell missing in the field, and with the help of former MI6 agent Peter Howell and computer whiz Marty Zellerbach, Jon Smith must find and uncover the truth about Lazarus where all others have failed. For unbeknownst to the world at large, the Lazarus Movement is only the tip of the iceberg in a scheme that will risk the lives of billions and forever change the world itself.

Robert Ludlum's The Lazarus Vendetta

Robert Ludlum's The Lazarus Vendetta

Author: Robert Ludlum, Patrick Larkin Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2004

The thrilling new novel in the bestselling Covert-One series. The previous Covert-One audiobook, Robert Ludlum's The Altman Code, spent three months on the Publishers Weekly Audio Bestseller listIn the increasingly turbulent atmosphere of international politics, the once-grassroots anti-globalization movement has been slowly absorbed and taken over by the underground radical anti-technology group fronted by the mysterious figure known only as Lazarus. All attempts to infiltrate the group have failed, the intelligence agents involved have all disappeared without a trace. Now a sudden surge in the "e;deep chatter"e; detected by U.S. intelligence leads everyone to believe one thing-Lazarus is preparing to make his boldest move yet.With Lazarus bringing deadly pressure to bear against the leading research facilities focusing on nano-technology, Lt. Col. Jon Smith-publicly a researcher for USAMRIID-is activated by Covert-One to bring his skills to bear in uncovering the truth behind the terrorists. With his friend and cohort CIA agent Randi Russell missing in the field, and with the help of former MI6 agent Peter Howell and computer whiz Marty Zellerbach, Jon Smith must find and uncover the truth about Lazarus where all others have failed. For unbeknownst to the world at large, the Lazarus Movement is only the tip of the iceberg in a scheme that will risk the lives of billions and forever change the world itself.

Tristan Betrayal

Tristan Betrayal

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2003

In the bestselling tradition of The Scarlatti Inheritance and The Rheineman Exchange, a compelling thriller in which one man's actions can change the course of historyIn the fall of 1940, the Nazis are at the height of their power-France is occupied, Britain is enduring the Blitz and is under threat of invasion, America is neutral, and Russia is in an uneasy alliance with Germany. Stephen Metcalfe, the younger son of a prominent American family, is a well-known man about town in occupied Paris. He's also a minor asset in the U.S.'s secret intelligence forces in Europe. Through a wild twist of fate, it falls to Metcalfe to instigate a bold plan that may be the only hope for what remains of the free world. Now he must travel to wartime Moscow to find, and possibly betray, a former lover-a fiery ballerina whose own loyalties are in question-in a delicate dance that could destroy all he loves and honors.

Robert Ludlum's The Altman Code

Robert Ludlum's The Altman Code

Author: Robert Ludlum, Gayle Lynds Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2003

The thrilling fourth volume in the bestselling Covert-One seriesOn the dark waterside docks of Shanghai, a photographer is recording cargo being secretly loaded when he's brutally killed and his camera destroyed. Two weeks later, on the dangerous high seas, the U.S. Navy covertly tracks a Chinese cargo ship rumored to carry tons of chemicals for Saddam Hussein to create new biological weapons. The president cannot let the ship reach Iraq. At the same time, he doesn't want the navy to attack and board it either, because decades of negotiations with China have at long last yielded a landmark human rights agreement that China is willing to sign. Fighting to keep the agreement on track, the president orders the head of Covert-One to find proof of what the Chinese ship is ferrying. Under cover of a medical conference, operative Col. Jon Smith is sent to Taiwan to rendezvous with another agent who has acquired the ship's true manifest. But the second agent is murdered, the proof is destroyed, and Smith is left only with a verbal message--the president's biological father is still alive, held prisoner by the Chinese for fifty years. Racing against the clock, Smith uncovers the truth about the ship, a truth that probes the deepest secrets of the Chinese ruling party and reveals a terrifying cabal whose diabolical plan thrusts the world to the very brink of war.

Robert Ludlum's The Hades Factor

Robert Ludlum's The Hades Factor

Author: Robert Ludlum, Michael Prichard Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2003

Robert Ludlum has been acclaimed as the master of .suspense and international intrigue for over twenty-five years. His many books have thrilled millions of readers, reaching the top of bestsellers lists the world over and setting a standard that has never been surpassed. Now, from the imagination of one of America's greatest storytellers comes Robert Ludlum's The Hades Factor.A homeless man in Boston, an Army major in California, and a teenage girl in Atlanta all die suddenly and painfully-each a victim of a hitherto unknown, fast-acting viral agent. Col. Jonathon Smith, a combat doctor attached to the United States Army Research Institute of Infectious Disease assigned to investigate the virus, is first warned off by a shadowy FBI contact, then barely survives an attempt on his life. Not knowing where to turn or whom to trust, Smith assembles a private team to aid his search for the truth behind the deadly virus-a quest that leads them to the darkest corners of the world. Written by Robert Ludlum with acclaimed suspense writer Gayle Lynds, Robert Ludlum's The Hades Factor will thrill and delight his legions of fans.

Janson Directive

Janson Directive

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2003

Paul Janson has a difficult past, which includes a shadowy, notorious career in U.S. Consular Operations. Now living a quiet life, nothing could lure him back into the field. Nothing - except Peter Novack, a man who once saved Janson's life, who has been kidnapped by terrorists and is set to be executed. Janson hastily assembles a team of former colleagues and proteges to rescue Novak but the operation goes horribly wrong. Now Janson finds himself marked for death and his only hope is to uncover the truth behind these events - a truth that has the power to foment wars, topple governments, and change the very course of history

Prometheus Deception

Prometheus Deception

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2003

Robert Ludlum is the acknowledged master of suspense and international intrigue. For the past twenty-five years he has had an unbroken string of bestselling novels, selling hundreds of millions of copies worldwide and setting a standard that has yet to be surpassed. With The Prometheus Deception, Ludlum's first new novel in three years, he is at the very pinnacle of his craft.Nicholas Bryson was a deep-cover operative for a secret American intelligence group called the Directorate. After a mission went wrong he was retired to a new identity as a college professor in Pennsylvania. Now, years later, he discovers that the Directorate was using him against his own country's interests. The deputy director of the CIA enlists Bryson to stop the Directorate's latest lethal maneuver and end the group for good.

Robert Ludlum's The Paris Option

Robert Ludlum's The Paris Option

Author: Robert Ludlum, Paul Michael Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2003

For 30 years, Robert Ludlum's novels have set the standard for the finest in international intrigue and suspense. With an unbroken string of bestsellers in almost every country in the world, Ludlum's books have been read by hundreds of millions of readers, and are acknowledged as classics in the field. Now, after the bestselling The Hades Factor and The Cassandra Compact comes the third thrilling novel in the Covert-One series - Robert Ludlum's The Paris Option.An explosion in the middle of the night reduces part of Paris' esteemed Pasteur Institute to rubble. Among the missing is the world's top computer scientist, Emile Chambord. Even though a terrorist group claims responsibility for the bombing, many in the intelligence community suspect the scientist was actually kidnapped and the bomb set to divert attention. Chambord may have been close to devising a working molecular computer which, in the wrong hands, could be the most deadly weapon in the world. If he were now in the hands of hostile forces, the consequences would be unspeakably dire.From Paris to London, Brussels, and Algiers, Covert-One agent Jon Smith searches for traces of the scientist and the ambitious forces behind the bombing and theft. With the help of MI5 agent Peter Howell, CIA agent Randi Russell, and cyber-wizard Marty Zellerbach, Smith uncovers a web of deception that threatens to reshape Europe and is one step away from destroying the United States.

Sigma Protocol

Sigma Protocol

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2003

American investment banker Ben Hartman arrives in Zurich for a ski holiday, the first time he's been back to Switzerland since his twin brother died there in a tragic accident four years earlier. But his arrival in Zurich triggers something far more sinister than his brother's fate. When Ben chances upon Jimmy Cavanaugh, an old college friend, Cavanaugh promptly pulls out a gun and tries to kill him. In a matter of minutes, several innocent bystanders are dead - as well as Cavanaugh - and Ben has barely managed to survive. Plunged into an unspeakable nightmare, Hartman suddenly finds himself on the run.Department of Justice field agent Anna Navarro is being stalked around the world by a relentless killer, managing to survive the killer's attacks only by a combination of luck, skill and her own quick wits. These attacks are somehow related to her current assignment: investigating the sudden - and seemingly unrelated - deaths of a number of very old men throughout the world. The only thing that connects them is a file in the CIA archives, over a half-century old, marked with the same puzzling code word: SIGMA. But someone or something is always seemingly one step ahead of her, the survivors are rapidly dwindling, and her own life is in ever increasing danger. Brought together by accident, Ben and Anna soon realize that their only hope of survival lies with each other. Together they race to uncover the diabolical secrets long hidden behind the code word, Sigma. Secrets that threaten everything they think they know about themselves, everything they believed true about their friends and families, and everything they were ever taught about history itself. For behind Sigma lies a vast deception that is finally coming to fruition and the fate and future of the world is in their hands.

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