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Robert Ludlum's The Moscow Vector (Covert-One Series #6)

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by Robert Ludlum, Patrick Larkin
     
 

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The #1 bestselling master of suspense and international intrigue continues to set the standard against which all other thrillers are measured with his expertly plotted, pulse-pounding Covert-One series.

THE MOSCOW VECTOR

At an international conference in Prague, Lt. Col. Jon Smith, an Army research doctor specializing in infectious

Overview

The #1 bestselling master of suspense and international intrigue continues to set the standard against which all other thrillers are measured with his expertly plotted, pulse-pounding Covert-One series.

THE MOSCOW VECTOR

At an international conference in Prague, Lt. Col. Jon Smith, an Army research doctor specializing in infectious diseases—and secretly an agent attached to Covert-One—is contacted by one of his Russian colleagues. Dr. Valentine Petrenko is concerned about some unexplained deaths in Moscow, and the government’s refusal to go public with any information about the outbreak. When the two meet, they are attacked by a group of mysterious men. Petrenko is killed, and his notes and medical samples are lost. Smith barely escapes with his life.

“Reading a ludlum novel is like watching a james bond film... slickly paced…all-consuming.”—Entertainment Weekly

Meanwhile, a series of government officials around the world are coming down with a fast-acting virus with a 100% fatality rate. These deaths are somehow related to the increasing militarism from the new Russian government, headed by the autocratic and ambitious President Victor Dudarev. With few clues and precious little time, Smith and Covert-One must unravel this vicious plot and find who—or what—is at the center of it all. Before it’s too late…

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Plenty of excellent shootouts.” —Publishers Weekly on The Moscow Vector

“A fast read and sure to delight fans of both espionage and the technothriller.” —Booklist on The Lazarus Vendetta

“A solid intelligence, some really scary nanotechnology, and a writing style that always gets the job done.” —Publishers Weekly on The Lazarus Vendetta

“Neat subplots…plenty of action and intrigue.” —Publishers Weekly on The Altman Code

“The hero is brilliant, strong, and stoic…the international settings are spectacular.” —reviewingtheevidence.com on The Altman Code

“Expert.” —Ellery Queen on The Altman Code

“Tops in the series.” —Kirkus Reviews on The Paris Option

“One heck of a thriller...loaded with all the intrigue, paranoia, and real-life parallels that made Ludlum famous.” —People on The Janson Directive

“Ludlum's best since his masterpiece The Bourne Identity.” —Kirkus Reviews on The Janson Directive

“Finely crafted…the novel's action scenes are as thrillingly staged on the page as they'll inevitably be on the big screen.” —Entertainment Weekly on The Janson Directive

“Perfectly executed…Packed with all the classic Ludlum elements…thunders forward at breakneck pace.” —People on The Sigma Protocol

“[A] triumph…Harkens back to the roller coaster ride/thrill-a-minute Bourne Identity.” —The Midwest Book Review on The Sigma Protocol

“Ludlum at his best.” —Sullivan County Democrat on The Sigma Protocol

“Vintage Ludlum.” —Houston Chronicle on The Sigma Protocol

“Dazzling…a clean launch of the ‘80s spy novel into a thrilling action/adventure web of intrigue meant for the 21st century.” —Publishers Weekly on The Sigma Protocol

“It's amazing that 10 pages before the end of the book, you still can't figure out how he's going to resolve the complex plot he's presented. Yet he does, and pretty satisfactorily.” —Colorado Springs Gazette on The Sigma Protocol

“[Ludlum] shows that…his storytelling skill was still at an all time high…provides no less suspense than his die-hard fans would expect.” —Bookreporter.com on The Sigma Protocol

“An accomplished novel…classic Ludlum…moves at breakneck speed…with well-developed players and a fascinating stage, Ludlum has risen to some of his finest work in this clever and enjoyable novel.” —Chattanooga Times Free Press on The Sigma Protocol

“Better than anything [Ludlum's] done in nearly 20 years…here is vintage Ludlum…the plot is rich with new insight.” —Gannett Newspaper on The Sigma Protocol

“Ludlum keeps things moving with plenty of gunplay and running about…quite good.” —Booklist on The Sigma Protocol

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250008589
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/30/2012
Series:
Covert-One Series, #6
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
518
Sales rank:
719,228
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Ludlum was the author of 25 thriller novels, including The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum—the books on which the international hit movies were based—and The Sigma Protocol. He was also the creator of the Covert-One series. Born in New York City, Ludlum received a B.A. from Wesleyan University, and before becoming an author, he was a United States Marine, a theater actor and producer.

Patrick Larkin is the author of The Tribune, as well as the co-author of five best-selling thrillers with Larry Bond, including Red Phoenix and The Enemy Within. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he lives in northern California with his wife and two children.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 25, 1927
Date of Death:
March 12, 2001
Place of Death:
Naples, Florida
Education:
B.A., Wesleyan University, 1951
Website:
http://www.ludlumbooks.com/

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