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.
A brilliant Covert-One novel from 'the real Titan of the genre' GQ Yuri 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.
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...
Part of his Covert-One series. The recent films seem to have sparked a revival posthumously in the work of this long-time master of espionage thrillers, bringing him to a whole new generation. You’ve lots to enjoy, most good, page-turning, non-stop action stuff. This title is also available as an Audiobook, in either CD or cassette format.Comparison: Jack Higgins, Geoffrey Archer, Frederick Forsyth.Similar this month: Vince Flynn, Duncan Falconer.
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...
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.Similar this month: Chris Ryan, Dale Brown.Comparison: Jack Higgins, Tom Clancy, Frederick Forsyth.
The latest in the exciting Covert-One series features a top-secret team of political and technical experts fighting global corruption and conspiracy.In Uganda a special forces team is wiped out by farmers who have seemingly supernatural strength and serious rage issues. Is this a one off random event or is there something darker and more deliberate at work. Is your enemies enemy always your friend?Complex global plotting, taut and action packed it won’t disappoint.
Jon Smith is attending a W.H.O. conference in The Hague on infectious diseases and wakes in his hotel room to find a man aiming a gun at him. Smith neutralizes the shooter, and finds three pictures in the assassin's pocket: one of an unknown woman, one of Peter Howell, his friend and a former agent with Britain's MI6, and one of him. When Smith tries to leave the hotel, he encounters a second group of terrorists in the process of attacking it. The hotel is not the only target in The Hague. Within minutes of Smith's narrow escape, bombs go off at the train station, airport and at the headquarters of the International Court of Justice, where a Pakistani warlord, Oman Dattar, is being held while he is tried for crimes against humanity. In the resulting chaos, Dattar escapes. Dattar has learned of a new strain of bioelectric bacteria that can grow electrical wires as a form of cilia. These cilia connect with another metallic source and can transmit and transport themselves via electric current. These bacteria are carried to the W.H.O. conference in preparation for an international consortium of biologists convened to study them, along with other strains of deadly bacteria. Dattar arranges for his men to steal the bacteria and use them to bring down the West once and for all. Can Jon Smith stop him?
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...?
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 Cassandra Compact by Robert Ludlum, Philip Shelby