Search Results: "Robert Ludlum"


BOOK REVIEW

THE JANSON DIRECTIVE by Robert Ludlum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Ludlum's best since his masterpiece of paranoia, The Bourne Identity."
Third postmortal novel from the archives of the amazing Ludlum (1927-2001), who clearly took his Toshiba laptop along to that Orient Express in the sky. Read full book review >

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Released: May 15, 2001

"Shaken readers may recite the Twenty-fourth Psalm each page. Anyone for the Apocalypse?"
Like Fellini's Roma, the jacket cover here says Robert Ludlum's The Cassandra Compact—a device we hope doesn't catch on. Clean-prosist and coauthor Shelby wrote Days of Drums (1996). Read full book review >

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THE TRISTAN BETRAYAL by Robert Ludlum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 28, 2003

"Nurse, another lap robe, there's a good girl."
From the ranks of dead bestselling authors comes yet another probable bestseller. Read full book review >

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THE PROMETHEUS DECEPTION by Robert Ludlum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

You see him in a trenchcoat on TV credit-card ads, going about on the Orient Express, searching for a stolen piezoelectric oscillator on whose return the fate of the Free World hangs. A paranoid veiled as an international thriller writer, he sports a ten-gigabyte Toshiba laptop, but hides a dismantled Heckler and Koch MP-10 submachine gun under his coat and straps a hooked and serrated Verenski blade from Bulgaria to his shin. His high-security HQ is a bulletproof glass house in Florida from which he goes forth by darkness, bearded and speaking 17 languages with amazing fluency. He often writes in a dread digital code of double !! and triple !!! exclams, although a new female collaborator has led him into a more fearfully insecure binary code disguised as the English language (ex.: "The driving rain was unrelenting, whipped into a frenzy by howling winds, and the waves surged and crashed against the coast, a maelstrom in the black night"). He was last seen at 3:22 A.M. off a rain-beaten coast near Carthage, Tunisia, zooming away from a battered and decrepit 5,000-ton Russian-built break-bulk freighter, in a rigid-hulled inflatable black night-crawler with powerful outboard motors. Read full book review >

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THE AMBLER WARNING by Robert Ludlum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2005

"Perfect substitute for the in-flight movie."
A State Department assassin escapes from a secret federal loony bin and finds that although nobody remembers or recognizes him, somebody wants him to start murdering again. Read full book review >

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THE BANCROFT STRATEGY by Robert Ludlum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"Never quite comes to a boil, even with all the corpses."
An attractive securities analyst with blood ties to an immensely rich foundation finds herself in mortal danger when she goes snooping into the foundation's financial matters. Read full book review >

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THE SIGMA PROTOCOL by Robert Ludlum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"And all of it revised from the Above?"
Memorably unbelievable twists in the late Ludlum's plots must include the note on The Sigma Protocol [ordering info—if it looks right; if not, then below], his far-from-farewell novel's title page: "Final Revision June 4, 2001." Read full book review >

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THE APOCALYPSE WATCH by Robert Ludlum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1995

"Assassins dance forward at a nudge from the mouse on Ludlum's keyboard—but it's all fun, death left and right, Harry's head blown apart, the chests of Nazi guards bursting from Drew's auto-repeat silencer, all bloody great fun—and relatively mature Ludlum."
The return of the neo-Nazis, known here as the Brotherhood of the Watch, signals the rise of the Fourth Reich, a group once again bent on world domination. Read full book review >

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ROBERT LUDLUM’S THE PARIS OPTION by Robert Ludlum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2002

"Keep those particles streaming, Bob."
Third in the late Ludlum's co-authored paperback original series centered on Covert-One and begun with Ludlum/Lynds's The Hades Factor (2000) and the Ludlum/ Philip Shelby The Cassandra Compact (2001). Read full book review >

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ROBERT LUDLUM’S THE ALTMAN CODE by Robert Ludlum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2003

"Brand-Name Bob's Back!!! Battle stations! Battle stations!"
Rising from the dead, Ludlum's fourth postmortal burlesque in the Covert-One biotech series (lotsa germs!), with US President Castilla's ultrasecret personal agency's virologist, Lt. Colonel Jon Smith, M.D., lately retired from the Army Medical Research Unit for Infectious Diseases. Read full book review >

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ROBERT LUDLUM'S THE HADES FACTOR by Robert Ludlum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 20, 2000

"Even with Ludlum's urge to italicize and slam down double exclams kept under iron control, the new team still has a pop hit on their hands that should bounce right up the bestseller lists."
Veteran bestseller Ludlum (The Apocalypse Watch, 1995, etc.) takes on a co-author for his new trade paperback series. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

The Berlin Project by Gregory Benford

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