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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.

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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.

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Other books by Robert Ludlum

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 / softback 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

This reader is accompanied with a CD that contains the full audio of the text in MP3 format. The man has been shot many times. Who wants to kill him, and why? The man can't remember. As he begins to learn about his past, he becomes even more confused. Does he have a future? Or will he be killed before he knows who - or what - he really is?