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To atone for the sins he committed serving his country, ex-covert government agent Paul Janson is determined to save the world: one person, one mission, one redemption at a time.

THE JANSON OPTION

Paul Janson—a former Consular Ops legend known as "The Machine" for his deadly speed and accuracy—has a new mission. Sickened by the "sanctioned serial killings" ordered by the state department, Janson has left covert operations and is now a private ...

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Overview

To atone for the sins he committed serving his country, ex-covert government agent Paul Janson is determined to save the world: one person, one mission, one redemption at a time.

THE JANSON OPTION

Paul Janson—a former Consular Ops legend known as "The Machine" for his deadly speed and accuracy—has a new mission. Sickened by the "sanctioned serial killings" ordered by the state department, Janson has left covert operations and is now a private security consultant. In partnership with deadly sharpshooter Jessica Kincaid, he only takes assignments that he believes will lead to the greater good.

When American Synergy Corporation oil executive Kingsman Helms begs Janson to rescue his wife, Allegra, from Somali pirates, Janson and Kincaid view it as the perfect opportunity to infiltrate ASC and disrupt the company's scheme to subvert independent oil-rich African countries into wholly-owned ASC subsidiaries.

Once on the ground, Janson and Kincaid discover that the pirates may be the least lethal threat in the violent chaos of anarchic Somalia. Is Allegra's kidnapping for real, or is she merely a pawn in her husband's machinations for control of the country? Janson and Kincaid quickly find themselves embroiled in a bewildering storm of plots and counterplots, and their fight to survive threatens to disrupt the entire region, and beyond...

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
01/27/2014
Garrison’s second contribution to the Ludlum franchise (after 2012’s The Janson Command) offers action aplenty, along with a surfeit of subplots. Allegra Helms, a 30-year-old Italian countess, is aboard the superyacht Tarantula in the Indian Ocean when Somali pirate Maxammed seizes the ship and takes the passengers hostage. Allegra’s husband, Kingsman Helms, the president of the petroleum division of American Synergy Corp., hires Paul Janson’s Catspaw Associates to rescue his wife. To Janson and his partner and girlfriend, Jessica Kincaid, it appears to be a fairly straightforward assignment, but they quickly find themselves enmeshed in a murky stew of politics and international intrigue, which they must take time to sort out before making their rescue run on the Tarantula. Readers will hope that next time Garrison keeps the focus on the enterprise’s more thrilling aspects. Agent: Henry Morrison, Henry Morrison Literary Agency. (Mar.)
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"That Janson is a complicated character makes him more interesting than most action heroes, while Kinkaid proves a capable sidekick. A number of swift, unexpected plot twists will leave Ludlum fans eager to see more in this franchise."—Publishers Weekly on The Janson Command

"The action is...nonstop in The Janson Command.... If you like thrillers, start on this series."—Chicago Tribune on The Janson Command

"The Janson Command is like finding a long-lost novel written by the master himself. It's good reading."—The Free-Lance Star on The Janson Command

"There's sufficient knife work, sniper shots, RPGs, private jets, helicopters, betrayals and corporate machinations to satisfy every armchair covert agent."—Kirkus Reviews on The Janson Command

"Fast-paced, and enormously entertaining, Garrison provides the reader with a roller coaster of a story. The Janson Command draws you deep into a world of double-crosses and triple-threats that span the globe. With an operative team like Janson and Kincaid, saving the world was never so exciting."—Eric Van Lustbader, New York Times bestselling author, on The Janson Command

"Loaded with all the intrigue, paranoia, and real-life parallels that made Ludlum famous."—People on The Janson Directive

"Extremely engaging and agonizingly suspenseful, Ludlum's plot bolts from scene to scene and locale to locale-Hungary, Amsterdam, London, New York City-never settling for one bombshell when it can drop four or five.... wild, unpredictable and colorfully cast."—Publisher's Weekly on The Janson Directive

Chicago Tribune on The Janson Command
"The action is nonstop...Paul Garrison is filling in brilliantly for [Ludlum]. If you like thrillers, start on this series."
Linda Fairstein
"The Janson Command is a thrilling blockbuster in the great Ludlum tradition. International intrigue and smart suspense put Paul Garrison firmly in the company of the masters."
Eric Van Lustbader
"Fast-paced, and enormously entertaining, Garrison provides the reader with a roller coaster of a story. The Janson Command draws you deep into a world of double-crosses and triple-threats that span the globe. With an operative team like Janson and Kincaid, saving the world was never so exciting."
Kyle Mills
"Garrison has a gift for bringing military operations alive and keeps the tension ratcheted to the last page. Ludlum fans will love this one."
The Free-Lance Star on The Janson Command
"The Janson Command is like finding a long-lost novel written by the master himself. It's good reading."
People on The Janson Directive
"Loaded with all the intrigue, paranoia, and real-life parallels that made Ludlum famous."
Library Journal
10/01/2013
Third book in the New York Times best-selling series starring Paul Janson from Ludlum's The Janson Directive, this nail-biter involves plots and counterplots in oil-soaked East Africa.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781478982302
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2014
  • Series: Paul Janson Series , #3
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT LUDLUM was the author of twenty-seven 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 passed away in March, 2001. To learn more, you can visit www.Robert-Ludlum.com.

PAUL GARRISON was born in New York and currently lives in Connecticut. He has spent a lot of time on boats, and had published five thrillers, mostly sea-oriented: Fire And Ice; Red Sky At Morning; Buried At Sea; Sea Hunter; The Ripple Effect before writing The Janson Command, the first of the new Janson novels.

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  • Posted November 28, 2014

    Highly Recomended

    I liked this book. It was in the style of Ludlum which, to me was good . I would recommend this one to anyone who likes fiction.

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  • Posted June 23, 2014

    Paul Janson, a former consular ops agent has started his own pri

    Paul Janson, a former consular ops agent has started his own private security consultant. He and his company has done some work for American Synergy Corporation, leaving him with a bad taste in his mouth, but then a president of one of the company's divisions calls him because his wife has been kidnapped aboard a yacht in the Indian Ocean. He asks Janson to rescue his wife and does not want to depend on the forces that have already gathered to protect shipping from pirates.

    As Janson collects his number two, Jessica Kincaid, it seems that things begin to unravel. Is someone out to kill the husband? Who could be out gunning for Janson? Does the oil in Somali and the Sudan have anything to do with the kidnapping? What about the political unrest in Somali? All of these figure into the case and then there is the in-fighting that is going on inside of ASC to see which division president will become the president. There are a lot of people pulling strings and it all makes the job of Janson and Kincaid that much more difficult.

    We see how an experienced agent uses the assets he has collected during his career to get answers in this case. Janson also uses modern technology to help him sift through all of the information coming into him. I found it to be a fascinating book and I look forward to more Janson stories in the future. 

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