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The Apocalypse Watch
Drew Latham, Special Officer for Consular Operations is trying to find out why his brother was killed after a deep cover mission. To find this out, Drew takes over his brother's identity. Before Drew's brother was killed he had made a list of supporters of a neo-Nazi group that includes high-ranking officials in the U.S. government and its allies. In his search, Drew must try to discover the truth about his bother's death and stop the growing Nazi threa...
The Aquitaine Progression
Target of a monumental frame-up, lawyer Joel Converse flees for his life across Europe after stumbling on a massive military conspiracy. The perpetrators, a group of generals under the AQUITAINE banner are setting out to cause worldwide anarchy and then set up their own right-wing new world order. Joel Converse, with the help of assorted trustworthy friends in the right places, must stop the power of AQUITAINE....
The Bourne Identity
A bullet-riddled man is plucked unconscious from the Mediterranian. He cannot remember who he is but an English doctor finds a Swiss bank account number on his body. The man checks it out to find passports in the name of Bourne, a gun and a vast amount of money. His arrival triggers off a manhunt during which he kidnaps a Canadian economist to save his life. One of the hitmen who catch up with him decides to rape her before killing her but Bourne uses...
The Bourne Supremacy
A man is dead in a Kowloon Cabaret. His corpse is surrounded by blood. And a black bandana lays beside the body with a name on it. The name is... Jason Bourne. When the news makes its way all the way to the west, the fear already starts spreading. The assassin is back, and he is being paid by someone. Anyone could be on his list of contracts; Even the Vice-Premier of the People's Republic. Government officials of the highest rank however know...

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The Bourne Ultimatum
David Webb is living a peaceful life in Maine as a historian, until his two close friends, Alex Conklin and Morris Panov tell him that his life is in danger. After hearing about this, David moves his family to his brother in law's mansion, and heads to Virginia where he and Conklin figure out what the whole affair is about. After many discussions, the two find out that the legendary assassin Carlos the Jackal is after David Webb. It's obvious what the Ja...
The Cassandra Compact
A smallpox virus was stolen and Jon Smith comes to the rescue with the help of some friends. ...
The Chancellor Manuscript
Peter Chancellor becomes a successful novelist after his thesis is rejected by the supervisory committee. His novels, though works of fiction, portray the happening of certain events that may not have happened the way the people believe they did. A group of highly intellectual people known as “Inver Brass”, see a threat to their country, when they find out that John Edgar Hoover, the director of FBI is using scandal ridden private files as leverage. Hoo...
The Hades Factor
An unknown virus shows up and is stumping the all the research and infectious Desease Center, meanwhile Lt. Col Jon Smith, one of the top researcher out of the country and not involved with the virus is warned by a old friend that he is in danger. Returning to the lab and trying to locate his fiancee and lead researcher looking into the virus, he finds that she is killed by the virus. The hunt is on for source and antidote inwhich he uncovers a evil p...
The Janson Directive
Former operative, now security specialist Paul Janson is called in to rescue an international diplomat only to find himself set up, his team members killed, and the target of an immensely powerful cabal. Paul Janson has a difficult past which includes a shadowy, notorious career in U. S. Consular Operations. Now living a quiet life, nothing could lure him back into the field. Except Peter Novak - a man who once saved Janson's life - who has been kidna...
The Lazarus Vendetta
The novel begins with an organisation called Lazarus, which is dedicated to prevent the overgrowth of technology and protect the environoment. At time of the novel, the organization's original founders have disappeared and is now controlled by a mysterious man known only as Lazarus. Lt.Col. Jonathan("Jon")Smith is an American army doctor who is also an undercover agent for an ultra-secretive agency called Covert-one that reports onl...

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The Matarese Circle
Brandon Schofield, a washed-out CIA field agent, must join forces with Vasili Taleniekov, the former KGB director who murdered Schofield's wife some time back, to probe and destroy from within a Corsican brotherhood known as the Matarese, who are intent on world domination through corruption and anarchy. As the pair take on the Matarese, will personal hatreds rule the day?...
The Matarese Countdown
The book is about a young CIA Agent trying to stop a group called the Materese. He has many adventures all over the world....
The Matlock Paper
James Matlock is a well to do professor in the prestigious Carlyle University. He has a secret that “few” others are aware of – “His younger brother died due to an overdose of heroin, for which James has a deep-rooted hatred towards the people who are involved in this illicit trade”. Amongst these “few” are some face-ess men in Washington. Trouble is brewing in Carlyle. Investigations by the justice department show that Carlyle is the focal point or th...
The Parsifal Mosaic
Michael Havelock is a renegade CIA agent who is wrongly led to believe his girlfriend Jenna Karras has been murdered. When he spots her in Rome, he obsessively puts everything at risk and follows her to France and a mysterious airfield. His findings lead him to a major global conspiracy which could threaten millions, with operatives that go all the way to his commander-in-chief....
The Prometheus Deception
This book is talking about a man called Nick (Nicolas) Bryson. He must infiltrate a spy organization named "the directorate"....
The Rhinemann Exchange
IN WWII A FIELD AGENT IS PULLED FROM HIS ASSIGNMENT IN SPAIN TO WORK OUT AN EXCHANGE OF AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL DIAMONDS FOR A GERMAN AIRCRAFT GUIDANCE SYSTEM. THIS OPERATION IS ARRANGED BY HIGH LEVEL GERMAN AND U.S. GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS OFFICIALS. THEY ARE CARRYING OUT THIS ARRANGEMENT EXPECTING TO MAKE USE OF THE EXCHANGE BEFORE THE OTHER CAN TO WIN THE WAR....

Robert Ludlum novels

The Road to Gandolfo
An ex-soldier, the hawk, plots to kidnap the pope to get money from all christians in the world. He forces an army lawyer to participate in this plot and uses his 4 ex-wifes to look after this lawyer. What could be a serious book becomes crazy and comical mainly because of the lawyer. He reacts hysterical to everything the Hawk does. Also, The Pope's reaction to the kidnapping is a big surprise......
The Road to Omaha
A former military commander, General McKenzie Hawkins a.k.a madman the hawk, stumbles on a document granting the state of Nebraska to the Wopotami indians. Armed with this evidence the hawk transforms himself into Chief Thunderhead of the Wopotami and drags in successful lawyer Sam Devereur to argue the case at the supreme court.The thriller explodes when the US government takes on the challenge to defend its military installation in Nebraska(SAC),its pr...
The Scorpio Illusion
Tyrell Hawthorne, a burnt-out, ex-Naval Intelligence officer of Lieutenant rank, is brought "back in from the Cold", by some of his former counterparts in British and French Intelligence. The reason: to stop at all costs, a devious and malevolent terrorist by the name of Bajarat, who is determined to bring about the death of none other than the President of the U.S.A. and other world leaders. A battle of brawn and brains between the two, animates the...
The Sigma Protocol
Robert Ludlum, one of the most popular authors of best selling thrillers passed away early this year. With 23 novels, over 200 million copies in print, Ludlum's contribution to the genre of action thrillers is indeed worth reckoning. I pay my humble tributes to this talented writer who has kept book lovers like me hooked to his writings for over 20 years. As a reviewer and a critic, I have found Ludlum taxing the gullibility of his readers with his...


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