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ISBN13: 9780312990688
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In the fall of 1940, the Nazis are at the height of their power — France is occupied, Britain is enduring the Blitz and is under constant threat of invasion, America is neutral, and Russia is in an uneasy alliance with Germany.

In this dark time, Stephen Metcalfe is living the high life in occupied Paris. The younger son of a prominent American family, Metcalfe is a handsome young man who is a notable guest at all the best parties, has been romantically linked to the elite's most desirable women, and is in great demand in the upper echelons of Paris society. He is also a minor asset in the U.S.'s secret intelligence forces in Europe, cavalierly playing the Great Game like so many socially connected young men before him. But what has been largely an amusing game becomes deadly serious — the spy network he was a part of is suddenly dismantled in the midst of war-torn Europe without a contact, orders, or a contingency plan.

With no one else in place, it falls to Metcalfe to instigate a bold plan that may be the only hope for the quickly dwindling remains of the free world. Using his family's connections and relying on his own devices, he travels to wartime Moscow to find and possibly betray a former lover — a fiery ballerina whose own loyalties are in question — in delicate dance that could destroy all he loves and honors. With his opponents closing in on him and the war itself rapidly approaching an irreversible crisis point, Stephen Metcalfe faces both a difficult task and an impossible decision, where success will have unimaginable consequences far into the future and failure is unthinkable.

Review:

"All of Ludlum's trademarks are in evidence: one-sentence paragraphs, a plentitude of exclamation points, ridiculous dialogue...but in the end there are few surprises in this unsatisfying behemoth. Perhaps it's time to let the master rest in peace." Publishers Weekly

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"[I]n some regards far superior to most of the stuff Ludlum published during his lifetime. There is a level of detail here often missing from his early novels....[O]ne of the better novels published under the Ludlum name." David Pitt, Booklist

Review:

"While The Tristan Betrayal is an excellent read, without Ludlum around to put his finishing touches on the end product it lacks the robustness of his earlier novels....All in all, though, Ludlum's fans will be rewarded." Kate Ayers, BookReporter.com

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Moscow-a city under siege by hardcore Communists threatening to plunge the country back into Stalinist darkness. Into the heart of the firestorm, American ambassador Stephen Metcalf has been summoned to find the one man who controls the levers of power in absolute secrecy-an official known only as the Dirizhor. His support of the bloody coup will bring the entire world to the brink of nuclear war. Metcalfe is the only man with the cunning to reach him and to convince him to resist. It's up to Metcalf to change the course of history. He's done it before.

For Metcalf, returning to Russia is also a personal mission that will stretch across three continents and fifty years into his past where the loyalties of a former love-a woman both impossibly beautiful and possibly treacherous-were tested; where the shadow of a Nazi assassin still haunts; a debauched German aristocrat manipulated the destiny of everyone he touched. Now, as past and present converge, Metcalf braces himself for a new trial of trust and betrayal, one with chilling implications that could threaten what remains of the free world.

Synopsis:

The "New York Times" bestselling master of the international thriller returns with this fascinating and suspenseful novel about duplicity and secrecy in two of the most tumultuous settings in modern history: 1940s Europe and 1990s Russia. Martin's Press.

About the Author

Robert Ludlum's novels have been published in thirty-two languages and forty countries. Read by hundreds of millions worldwide, his books include The Bourne Identity, The Prometheus Deception, The Scarlatti Inheritance, and The Chancellor Manuscript.

Visit the Robert Ludlum™ Web site at www.ludlumbooks.com

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Topdago, November 23, 2006 (view all comments by Topdago)
Just finished this wonderful book and I am replying, while drying the tears from my eyes.I am 75 years old and remember the meetings of the "Big Three" and heard rumors of Churchills dislike for "Uncle Joe". But I never knew that Roosevelt did not agree with him. I guess Winston had more insight to what Stalin was up to than did the Prez. I know this may be fiction but then there is a lot of truth in this story, and people much younger than my self should read this story, and learn a little about what happened before the U.S entered WW II. To me there will never be another Robert Ludlum, and the world is now a poorer place. His knowledge of what he wrote, and descriptions of countries, streets, weapons,landmarks,ect. made one wonder how much {and envy} can a person know about every thing he writes about.He draws a picture in every novel I have ever read, which makes the book so much more interesting. He made reading my second love, and I have also read many other books form other authors but never have they even came close to this mans wonderful novels.I know he is no longer with us, but may his legacy live on for many years. Any one who reads anything he has written is richer than he was before he picked up any of his books. May he R.I.P & Ciao. Richard Ventura
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312990688
Author:
Ludlum, Robert
Publisher:
St. Martin's Paperbacks
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Thrillers/Espionage
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20041017
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
6.86x4.30x1.14 in. .54 lbs.

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Product details 528 pages St. Martin's Paperbacks - English 9780312990688 Reviews:
"Review" by , "All of Ludlum's trademarks are in evidence: one-sentence paragraphs, a plentitude of exclamation points, ridiculous dialogue...but in the end there are few surprises in this unsatisfying behemoth. Perhaps it's time to let the master rest in peace."
"Review" by , "[I]n some regards far superior to most of the stuff Ludlum published during his lifetime. There is a level of detail here often missing from his early novels....[O]ne of the better novels published under the Ludlum name."
"Review" by , "While The Tristan Betrayal is an excellent read, without Ludlum around to put his finishing touches on the end product it lacks the robustness of his earlier novels....All in all, though, Ludlum's fans will be rewarded."
"Synopsis" by ,
Moscow-a city under siege by hardcore Communists threatening to plunge the country back into Stalinist darkness. Into the heart of the firestorm, American ambassador Stephen Metcalf has been summoned to find the one man who controls the levers of power in absolute secrecy-an official known only as the Dirizhor. His support of the bloody coup will bring the entire world to the brink of nuclear war. Metcalfe is the only man with the cunning to reach him and to convince him to resist. It's up to Metcalf to change the course of history. He's done it before.

For Metcalf, returning to Russia is also a personal mission that will stretch across three continents and fifty years into his past where the loyalties of a former love-a woman both impossibly beautiful and possibly treacherous-were tested; where the shadow of a Nazi assassin still haunts; a debauched German aristocrat manipulated the destiny of everyone he touched. Now, as past and present converge, Metcalf braces himself for a new trial of trust and betrayal, one with chilling implications that could threaten what remains of the free world.

"Synopsis" by , The "New York Times" bestselling master of the international thriller returns with this fascinating and suspenseful novel about duplicity and secrecy in two of the most tumultuous settings in modern history: 1940s Europe and 1990s Russia. Martin's Press.
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