The Icarus Agenda by Robert Ludlum

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Colorado Congressman Evan Kendrick is trying to live out his term quietly when a political mole reveals his deepest secret: Kendrick was the anonymous hero who freed the hostages held by Arab terrorists in the American embassy in Masqat, and then silently disappeared. Now, brought into the light, Kendrick is a target, pursued by the terrorists he once outwitted. Together with the beautiful woman who saved his life, Kendrick enters a deadly arena where the only currency is blood, where frightened whispers speak of violence yet to come, and where the fate of the free world may ultimately rest in the powerful hands of a mysterious figure known only as the Mahdi.
Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Icarus Agenda
“[Robert] Ludlum is light-years beyond his literary competition in piling plot twist upon plot twist, until the mesmerized reader is held captive. . . . Ludlum pulls out all the stops.”—Chicago Tribune
“[An] intricate story of conspiracies within conspiracies . . . Once you start reading you just can’t stop.”—Library Journal
“Readers will be hooked.”—The New York Times

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Identity.

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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 August 14, 2012 by Bantam. 688 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction
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Above average
on Mar 15 1988

Enter at your own risk--and keep a sharp eye for exits.

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Reviewed by Peter L. Robertson on Feb 28 2008

He delivers another in a series of literary killer blows, effectively dominating the field in strong, tightly plotted, adventure-drenched thrillers.

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Below average
on May 16 1988

All of this might be tolerable if it were more plausible or faster moving.

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