During his thirty-year career Ludlum sold 220 million copies in 40 countries in 32 different languages, but towards the end of his life his sales began to drop. Then came the idea of co-authors, Ludlum’s plots, someone else filling them in. Since his death his family has found numerous plot outlines and the process continues. This is a Covert-One novel, good, traditional, fast-paced stuff. This title is also available as an Audio book in CD format.
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Russia's authoritarian leaders are preparing a blitzkrieg campaign designed to overrun Eastern Europe before the West can intervene. To succeed in this risky enterprise, however, they must first sow confusion and fear in the ranks of their enemies. With that in mind, they turn to Konstanin Malkovic - one of the world's wealthiest and most powerful men.
Malkovic possesses a newly developed, genetically keyed bio-weapon. Undetectable and incurable, HYDRA is the perfect assassin's tool. Created using a strand of each victim's DNA, it is the ultimate precision-guided silent killer. Only Lieutenant Colonel Jon Smith and his Covert One operatives can stop this murderous conspiracy and thwart the Kremlin's bid to restore Russia to her former power.
|Publication date:||17th May 2006|
|Author:||Robert Ludlum and Patrick Larkin|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Format:||Paperback (a Format)|
|Primary Genre||Espionage and Spy Thriller|
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.Patrick Larkin is a best-selling novelist specializing in historical and military fiction. His collaborations with Larry Bond, including RED PHOENIX, VORTEX, CAULDRON, THE ENEMY WITHIN, and DAY OF WRATH, have won critical acclaim for their suspense, realism, and unblinking appreciation of geopolitical and modern military realities.More About Robert Ludlum and Patrick Larkin