The Prometheus Deception: A Novel

The Prometheus Deception: A Novel

by Robert Ludlum

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The Prometheus Deception: A Novel by Robert Ludlum

The Prometheus Deception is one of the finest, most prescient thrillers by Robert Ludlum, the acknowledged master of suspense and international intrigue.

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ISBN-13: 9781250136497
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 01/30/2018
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 656
Sales rank: 347,343
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Robert Ludlum (1927-2001) 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.

Date of Birth:

May 25, 1927

Date of Death:

March 12, 2001

Place of Death:

Naples, Florida


B.A., Wesleyan University, 1951

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The Prometheus Deception 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
adder31 More than 1 year ago
The plot was decent, very Ludlum-esque. Characters were not developed well and the ending was anticlimactic. Disappointing wnen compared to his earlier works such as parsifal mosaic, gemini contenders and bourne idenity. A marginal read for Ludlum fans.
sabreader on LibraryThing 4 days ago
Boy was Ludlum prescient on this one! Terrorists are hitting hard all over. And so the demand for greater security is really taking off too. And guess who's benefiting? Not to give anything away, but while the details may differ, I think Ludlum's thriller is a great description of the Bush gang's modus operandi.
DanStratton on LibraryThing 4 days ago
This spy novel started out good. A master spy is put out to pasture by his organization, only to discover later that the group he worked for wasn't what he thought it was and he had been working for the wrong side all the time. He then tries to get back in to discover what is going on. The chase lasts the rest of the book with improbably twist after improbably twist. I lost count of how many people he killed and how many times he escapes certain death. He heals amazingly quickly from knife wounds, gunshots and every other thing that comes his way. Somehow he can fight off five people at once and kill them all without too serious of wounds himself. It seems everyone in the world wants him dead. Why? Who knows. The end of this novel unveils a Big Brother plot where everyone in the world (literally, everyone everywhere) is under computerized surveillance and no one will commit crime because everyone will know about it. Privacy will be non existent and they believe that everyone will be happy to have it. While I find the concept of having every house, every building bugged ridiculous, the methods by which the Prometheus group goes about implementing their plan is quite unnerving. I believe how they do it is completely possible in today's world. A conspiracy between a relatively small group of people, well funded and well placed, could cause this kind of havoc if left unchecked. I would like to think that it couldn't happen, but I have to admit it could. The worst part is that there probably isn't some Super James Bond type who can single handedly stop them. This book, while interesting, becomes laughable at about three quarters through it. After awhile, it becomes silly that if this group has all this incredible surveillance capability, why can't they seem to kill this one guy. They miss him at least a dozen times. Get a sniper and take him out, for crying out loud. Clancy could have killed him easily!
birdzeye on LibraryThing 10 days ago
Would have gotten 5 stars if it wasn't so long. Love Ludlum, it is very good but not his best work.
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Hero's actions absurd
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hariseldenAB More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book because it was written by Robert Ludlum. If it was, indeed, written by Mr. Ludlum, it totally lacks the true Ludlum touch. First off, it doesn't begin to read to read like any Ludlum book I ever read. The main character is two dimensional, to say the least. He's a character I can't begin to identify and is way too comic book-esque for my tastes. This super-hero goes from one major wound to the next with no recovery time between act between very contrived action scenes that are almost impossible to believe. I labored through half the pages in this book before I could begin to warm up to Mr. Bryson (out hero). There's way too much introspection by Bryson in a convoluted plot that is so predictable that it induced far too many yawns and drooping eyelids. Along the way, we're regaled by reprises from &quot;The Matarese Circle&quot;, &quot;The Bourne Identity&quot; and a few other books written by Mr. Ludlum. Technical faux pas abound, and there is far too much unnecessary and boring detail about the technology of the day, much of it that either makes no sense or is inserted as what appears to be the author's attempt at showing us how very superior the author is to us ordinary creatures in terms of his technical knowledge. I for one don't particularly care to be educated (sometimes incorrectly) by text that only interrupts the flow of the story at hand while lending no particular excitement to that story. This is not Ludlum at his best. Frankly, I have my doubts that &quot;The Prometheus Deception&quot; is Ludlum at all, except perhaps as an old outline for a book Mr. Ludlum was planning to write. If Robert Ludlum actually did write this book before his unfortunate death in the same year it was published, it is a poor swansong at best.
Fineman More than 1 year ago
This book is the epitome of all stories on international espionage and cloak and dagger thrillers, I have read Nick Carter, James Hadley Chase, Sidney Sheldon, Ian Fleming's James Bond etc etc but this Ludlum book is far above their class. Unfortunately it has no sequel like Jason Bourne series which are coincidently being destroyed by one Eric Lustabader, the spirit of Ludlum will not forgive Lustabader for the rubbish he has made out of a wonderful story, I wonder who assigned him to do that. Anyway I think Nick Bryson and Prometheus Deception deserve a good Hollywood script and a well budgeted film. I wish I had the funds to finance such a project! Please get someone to write a sequel so that Bryson can deal with Ted Waller!
Ricky Stewart More than 1 year ago
This book will keep anyone entertained, without sacrificing good story for action sequences.
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red14 More than 1 year ago
A must read for Ludlum fans! Easily the best book published after the death of the acclaimed author.
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