The Scorpio Illusion

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Amaya Bajaratt is beautiful, elusive, deadly—and she has set in motion a chilling conspiracy that a desperate government cannot stop. An accomplished assassin and mistress of disguise and deception, she has set in motion the boldest act of terrorism yet conceived.

Tyrell Hawthorne was a naval intelligence officer—one of the best—until the rainswept night in Amsterdam when his wife was murdered, an innocent victim of the games spies play. Since then he's been sailing charters in ...

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Overview

Amaya Bajaratt is beautiful, elusive, deadly—and she has set in motion a chilling conspiracy that a desperate government cannot stop. An accomplished assassin and mistress of disguise and deception, she has set in motion the boldest act of terrorism yet conceived.

Tyrell Hawthorne was a naval intelligence officer—one of the best—until the rainswept night in Amsterdam when his wife was murdered, an innocent victim of the games spies play. Since then he's been sailing charters in the islands. Now he's called out of retirement for one last assignment. For Hawthorne is the only man alive who can track down the world's most dangerous terrorist.

Now, with his life and the life of the President hanging in the balance, Hawthorne must follow Amanya's serpentine trail, a path of seduction, betrayal, an instant death.

Racing from a millionaire recluse's fortress to the social whirl of Palm Beach and from the Oval Office to treacherous Caribbean waters, Hawthorne will uncover a sinister network of well-placed men and women who exist to help this consummate killer—and the shattering truth behind the Scorpio Illusion.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Don't ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day."—Chicago Sun Times.

"Breakneck... readablity."—The New York Times Book Reveiw.

"A high-voltage tale of drama and suspense."—The Denver Post.

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Ludlum's latest thriller sold 600,000 copies in hardcover. June
Library Journal
Ludlum fans who perhaps were frustrated by the author's last three novels e.g., The Gemini Contenders , Audio Reviews, LJ 4/1/93 have a genuine treat in store with this one. The master of international intrigue is back, make no mistake about it. The producer offers an excellent abridgment, and the story is enhanced with music and read expertly by Robert Lansing. This is a riveting, fast-moving thriller full of violence, sex, thrills, and electronic wizardry--all the things one imagines for today's terrorists and intelligence agents. The story concerns Amayra Bajaratt, a beautiful terrorist, whose goal is nothing less than death for the heads of state of England, France, Israel, and the United States. Enter Tyrrell Hawthorne, ex-naval intelligence operative recruited by British military intelligence to stop ``Little Girl Blood.'' Recommended for all popular adult collections.-- Cliff Glaviano, Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., Ohio
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553566031
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/1994
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprinted Edition
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 605,282
  • Product dimensions: 4.21 (w) x 6.88 (h) x 1.49 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

Biography

Robert Ludlum was the author of 21 novels, each a New York Times bestseller. There are more than 210 million of his books in print, and they have been translated into 32 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.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Jonathan Ryder and Michael Shepherd
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 25, 1927
    1. Date of Death:
      March 12, 2001
    2. Place of Death:
      Naples, Florida

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Really keeps you glued to the book

    Enough excitement that you don't want to stop!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2005

    Awesome Audio Book

    This was my first audiobook and my first Ludlum book years ago. I have been hooked on both ever since. The action is great and the story line non stop. The reader takes the book to the next level.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2001

    A real letdown.

    If you like Tom Clancy, John Sandford, Nelson DeMille or Michael Crichton, you'll probably be disappointed by The Scorpio Illusion. The story line is fine - international terrorism, exotic locations and weapons, and conspiracy. The problem comes in the dialogue and character development. Ludlum gave his characters lines so unrealistic, childish and absurd that his book seemed silly. The bad guys were SO bad and the good guys SO good that it read more like a cheap comic book than a novel for adults. By contrast the authors listed above do their homework, researching background material and creating scenarios, characters and dialogue that are realistic.

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