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Robert Ludlum's The Janus Reprisal (Covert-One Series #9)

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Robert Ludlum¿s The Janus Reprisal Covert-One Book Nine By Jamie

Robert Ludlum’s The Janus Reprisal
Covert-One Book Nine
By Jamie Freveletti

Jon Smith is attending a conference in The Hague when he is caught in the middle of a terrorist attack. The Hague is not the only place under attack bombs are going off at a train station, the ...
Robert Ludlum’s The Janus Reprisal
Covert-One Book Nine
By Jamie Freveletti

Jon Smith is attending a conference in The Hague when he is caught in the middle of a terrorist attack. The Hague is not the only place under attack bombs are going off at a train station, the airport and the International Criminal Court, where Pakistani warlord Oman Datter is being held. Amidst the chaos Datter escapes to exact his revenge on the United States. Colonel Smith however is determined to stop Datter before it is too late.

This book jumps right into the action from page one and continues until the very end keeping you gripping the edge of your chair in anticipation for what will happen next. I have only read The Bourne Identity previously so I can’t actually compare what Jamie Freveletti has written to the original series. However I think Jamie Freveletti did a wonderful job, each of the characters is interesting and so vivid in the narration of this story that even if they are not the main character they are still captivating within the storyline. Then when you add in the mystery, suspense, and action you have a story that will certainly keep you entertained. With all this the author still manages to find time for a beautiful romantic sideline making this story more intense in the delivery. This book is worth the read and I may even go back and find more of the Code-One Series.
I was sent a free copy of this book for an honest review.

posted by BookwormReflects on November 25, 2012

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

With the constant shuffling of authors, the Covert-One series ha

With the constant shuffling of authors, the Covert-One series has had its ups and downs. The Janus Reprisal falters to the lower end of the scale.

Events, circumstances, and decisions by the characters often defy all logic and reason - starting with the opening scen...
With the constant shuffling of authors, the Covert-One series has had its ups and downs. The Janus Reprisal falters to the lower end of the scale.

Events, circumstances, and decisions by the characters often defy all logic and reason - starting with the opening scene. Terrorists engage in a prolonged attack inside major hotel, bringing police, firetrucks and even media cameras to the front of the hotel - yet the rear of the hotel, facing a beach, is inexplicably deserted and unwatched - allowing the terrorists to escape.

Jon Smith, the protagonist and key counter-terrorism operative in this series, makes one horrendous decision after another. His ineptness is matched by the Covert-One group (America's ultra-secret, counter-terrorism experts - which employs Smith) which decides that maintaining its secret existence justifies taking no action to stop the terrorist plan to wipe out New York City.

If you enjoy muttering, "Aw, you gotta be kidding me," this is the novel for you.

posted by SanDiegoEagle on August 10, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    With the constant shuffling of authors, the Covert-One series ha

    With the constant shuffling of authors, the Covert-One series has had its ups and downs. The Janus Reprisal falters to the lower end of the scale.

    Events, circumstances, and decisions by the characters often defy all logic and reason - starting with the opening scene. Terrorists engage in a prolonged attack inside major hotel, bringing police, firetrucks and even media cameras to the front of the hotel - yet the rear of the hotel, facing a beach, is inexplicably deserted and unwatched - allowing the terrorists to escape.

    Jon Smith, the protagonist and key counter-terrorism operative in this series, makes one horrendous decision after another. His ineptness is matched by the Covert-One group (America's ultra-secret, counter-terrorism experts - which employs Smith) which decides that maintaining its secret existence justifies taking no action to stop the terrorist plan to wipe out New York City.

    If you enjoy muttering, "Aw, you gotta be kidding me," this is the novel for you.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 25, 2012

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    Robert Ludlum¿s The Janus Reprisal Covert-One Book Nine By Jamie

    Robert Ludlum’s The Janus Reprisal
    Covert-One Book Nine
    By Jamie Freveletti

    Jon Smith is attending a conference in The Hague when he is caught in the middle of a terrorist attack. The Hague is not the only place under attack bombs are going off at a train station, the airport and the International Criminal Court, where Pakistani warlord Oman Datter is being held. Amidst the chaos Datter escapes to exact his revenge on the United States. Colonel Smith however is determined to stop Datter before it is too late.

    This book jumps right into the action from page one and continues until the very end keeping you gripping the edge of your chair in anticipation for what will happen next. I have only read The Bourne Identity previously so I can’t actually compare what Jamie Freveletti has written to the original series. However I think Jamie Freveletti did a wonderful job, each of the characters is interesting and so vivid in the narration of this story that even if they are not the main character they are still captivating within the storyline. Then when you add in the mystery, suspense, and action you have a story that will certainly keep you entertained. With all this the author still manages to find time for a beautiful romantic sideline making this story more intense in the delivery. This book is worth the read and I may even go back and find more of the Code-One Series.
    I was sent a free copy of this book for an honest review.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    SPOILER ALERT: I enjoyed the fast paced style of the book. Howev

    SPOILER ALERT: I enjoyed the fast paced style of the book. However, the story was very leading and gave a rather boring predictable ending. The book just got annoying when all the main characters are basically shot, tortured, hospitalized, imprisoned, gassed... you get the point, and walk away. Oh the bad guys die... with a flamethrower? Because everyone has one of those around.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2012

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    You must check it out

    Good read and fast paced. The two main characters are strong women who complement each other. The story line was excellent. Biological war is always a possibility . The author was generous enough to give the readers the effects of biological war. Looking forward to reading more by this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 23, 2012

    Surprisingly good,and fast paced adventure with a human main cha

    Surprisingly good,and fast paced adventure with a human main character supported by two strong woman characters and two old cohorts in a "race against the clock" to stop a terrorist attack motivated by greed and vengence. The author also educates the reader on the effects biological warfare woulld have in a city area and how devastating and quickly a weoponized virus could kill and spread. Good read and a real page turner.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2015

    1 1/2 stars

    First book I read by Jamie---to me it's TOO detailed---I got bored reading all the details and closed the book half way thru.I don't think I will read any more of her books!

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  • Posted February 27, 2015

    Top Notch Read

    Highly entertaining action read in Covert-One series. Jamie Freveletti delivers high action story line to complement this story series. Excellent read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2015

    JOIN THE SILVER STAR CRUISE SHIP!

    Go to cruise ship res 1. See you there!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2015

    This is a quick man's pulp read once called a penny dreadful

    By those trying to improve reading habits of school boys. Seem to follow a assembly line of authors if not many writibg under a single name. Grafic novels next?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Entertaining action

    Not much surprises. The good guy takes some hits, gets the girl, saves the world. Thats exactly what I needed fom a novel this week. Thanks for the ride.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Enjoyable but not up to the other Jason Bourne

    Quick read and I enjoyed but not as good as the other bourne novels.

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