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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

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

Pearson English Readers bring language learning to life through the joy of reading. Well-written stories entertain us, make us think, and keep our interest page after page. Pearson English Readers offer teenage and adult learners a huge range of titles, all featuring carefully graded language to make them accessible to learners of all abilities. Through the imagination of some of the world's greatest authors, the English language comes to life in pages of our Readers. Students have the pleasure and satisfaction of reading these stories in English, and at the same time develop a broader vocabulary, greater comprehension and reading fluency, improved grammar, and greater confidence and ability to express themselves. Find out more at english.com/readers

Level 5: The Bourne Supremacy

Level 5: The Bourne Supremacy

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

Pearson English Readers bring language learning to life through the joy of reading. Well-written stories entertain us, make us think, and keep our interest page after page. Pearson English Readers offer teenage and adult learners a huge range of titles, all featuring carefully graded language to make them accessible to learners of all abilities. Through the imagination of some of the world's greatest authors, the English language comes to life in pages of our Readers. Students have the pleasure and satisfaction of reading these stories in English, and at the same time develop a broader vocabulary, greater comprehension and reading fluency, improved grammar, and greater confidence and ability to express themselves. Find out more at english.com/readers

The Apocalypse Watch

The Apocalypse Watch

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 Countdown

The Matarese Countdown

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback / softback 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 Cry of the Halidon

The Cry of the Halidon

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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 Circle

The Matarese Circle

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback / softback 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 Road to Gandolfo

The Road to Gandolfo

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback / softback 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 Parsifal Mosaic

The Parsifal Mosaic

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback / softback 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 Scorpio Illusion

The Scorpio Illusion

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback / softback 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 Gemini Contenders

The Gemini Contenders

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback / softback 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 Road to Omaha

The Road to Omaha

Author: Robert Ludlum Format: Paperback / softback 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.