When Todd Belknapa legendary field agent for Consular Operations with a reputation as something of a cowboy is cut loose from the agency after an operation goes wrong, his best friend and fellow agent is abducted in Lebanon by a militia group with a vicious reputation. When the government refuses to either rescue him or negotiate for his release, Belknap decides to take matters into his own hands.
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"The latest international thriller to appear under Ludlum's name, with its by-the-numbers plot and stereotypical characters, fails to do justice to the late author" - PW.
"Never quite comes to a boil, even with all the corpses." - Kirkus.
"All the ingredients of overripe Ludlum are here: stodgy dialogue, overwritten exposition, and characters who seem waiting for an actor to bring them to life. For die-hard fans only. " - Booklist.
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Robert Ludlum was the author of twenty-one novels, each one a New York Times
bestseller. There are more than 210 million of his books in print, and they have
been translated into thirty-two languages. He is the author of The Scarlatti
Inheritance, The Chancellor Manuscript, and the Jason Bourne series--The
Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum--among
others. Mr. Ludlum died in March, 2001.
Since his death, books have continued to be published by others in his name - you can distinguish these by the little Trademark (TM) symbol after the author's name.
Bibliography of Ludlum's books
The Janson Directive
The Paris Option (With Gayle Lynds)
The SIGMA Protocol
The Cassandra Compact (With Philip Shelby)
The Prometheus Deception
The Hades Factor (...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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