Robert Ludlum's by James H. Cobb
(TM) The Arctic Event (Covert-One)

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On a remote island in the Canadian Arctic, researchers discover the wreckage of a mysterious World War II-era aircraft, a discovery that forces the Russian Federation into a shocking admission. The unmarked plane is a Soviet strategic bomber that disappeared with its crew more than fifty years ago while carrying two metric tons of weaponized anthrax.
Desperate to prevent a political and diplomatic firestorm, the U.S. president dispatches a Covert-One team led by Lieutenant Colonel Jon Smith to the crash site. But others have reached the frigid, windswept island first, including an international arms dealer and his crew of vicious mercenaries. As for the Russians, they are lying: a second, even deadlier secret rests within the hulk of the lost bomber, a secret the Russians are willing to kill to protect. Trapped in a polar wilderness, Smith and his team find themselves fighting a savage war on two front--against an enemy they can see and another hiding within their own ranks.
 

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Robert Ludlum was the author of twenty-one novels, each 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. In addition to the Jason Bourne series-The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum-he was the author of The Scarlatti Inheritance, The Chancellor Manuscript, and The Apocalypse Watch, among many others. Mr. Ludlum passed away in March, 2001.
 
Published September 26, 2007 by Grand Central Publishing. 436 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, War. Fiction

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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).

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Just when this thrilling setup promises a return to vintage Ludlum, Smith's corny pals, CIA spook Randi Russell and British MI6 spy Peter Howell, pop up and they all go bumbling across Europe to avert a nuclear holocaust.

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Lustbader's cookie-cutter fifth Jason Bourne novel in the Ludlum franchise (after The Bourne Deception ) downgrades the title character to a mere co-star with villain Leonid Arkadin, a graduate of the same covert training program, who also possesses almost superhuman combat skills.

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In this audio edition of the latest installment in the Jason Bourne series, narrator Holter Graham provides distinctive, appropriately accented voices—not only for the book's self-reliant and indestructible hero—but also for a mysterious amnesiac he rescues from an icy death;

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THE LAZARUS VENDETTA is the latest of the Covert-One novels, a series based on a concept created by the late Robert Ludlum.

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continued apace and --- as is amply evident by THE MOSCOW VECTOR.

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THE JANUS REPRISAL never gets bogged down in dull “spy speak” and instead races forward with the energy of a super-charged Bourne film --- making readers of Robert Ludlum proud and extremely satisfied.

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As the climax approaches, the President of the United States is going to be faced with a Hobson’s Choice, one that will either set the parasite loose upon the world, or wipe at least one country off the face of the earth.

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THE JANSON COMMAND finds Janson dealing with the new world order that is filled with international turmoil and powerful people behind the scenes pulling the strings on many of the world’s global events.

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Never before has Bourne encountered so much danger or sustained so many physical and mental injuries as he does in THE BOURNE BETRAYAL.

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Fiction’s most famous amnesiac/superspy, Jason Bourne, experiences some wild déjà vu in THE BOURNE IMPERATIVE.

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Even as he is pursuing the Black Legion, which has ties that date back to Hitler's notorious SS troopers, Bourne himself is targeted by NSA assassins who have the wherewithal of their agency's intelligence apparatus to pit against him.

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In “Robert Ludlum's The Janson Command” (Grand Central Publishing, $27.99) by Paul Garrison, Terry Flannigan, M.D., is on an oil service ship in the Gulf of Guinea heading for Isle de Foree when he's taken by insurgents.

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Treadstone, a branch of the CIA, has a new assignment to find Nicodemo, an international terrorist who has been causing havoc throughout the organization.

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Now that I’ve finished sharing, on to Paul Garrison’s take on Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Command, where we’re back with Paul ‘The Machine’ Janson, a protagonist from one of Ludlum’s earlier books, The Janson Directive.

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