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Publisher Comments:

One of the world's greatest men has been kidnapped. Nobel laureate, international financier, and philanthropist Peter Novak — a billionaire who has committed his life and fortune to fostering democracy around the world through his Liberty Foundation — has been captured by the forces led by the near-mythical terrorist known as The Caliph. Holding Novak in a near impenetrable fortress, The Caliph has refused to negotiate for his release, planning instead to brutally execute Novak in a matter of days. Running out of time and hope, Novak's people turn to a man with a long history of defeating impossible odds: Paul Janson. For decades, Janson was an operative and assassin whose skills and exploits made him a legend in the notorious U.S. covert agency Consular Operatations. No longer able to live with the brutality, bloodshed, and personal loss that marked his career, Janson has retired from the field and nothing could lure him back. Nothing except Peter Novak, a man who once saved Janson's life when everyone else was powerless to help. With the considerable resources of The Liberty Foundation at his disposal, Janson hastily assembles a crack extraction team, setting in motion an ingenious rescue operation. But the operation goes horribly wrong and Janson is marked for death, the target of a "beyond salvage" order issued from the highest level of the government. Now he is running for his life, pursued by Jessica Kincaid, a young agent of astonishing ability who — as a student of Janson's own lethal arsenal of tactics and techniques — can anticipate and counter his every move. To survive, Janson must outrace a conspiracy that has gone beyond the control of its originators. To win, he must counter it with a conspiracy of his own. With mere days, perhaps only hours, remaining, and shadowed by a secret that links Janson's violent life with that of the visionary peacemaker Peter Novak, Janson's only hope is to uncover the nearly unimaginable truth behind these events — a truth that has the power to foment wars, topple governments, and change the very course of history.

Review:

"[V]intage Ludlum — big, brawny and loaded with surprises....Extremely engaging and agonizingly suspenseful, Ludlum's plot bolts from scene to scene and locale to locale...never settling for one bombshell when it can drop four or five. If this wild, unpredictable and colorfully cast novel is Ludlum's swan song...it's a memorable one indeed." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Readers will remain in the dark right up until the explosive climax." The San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"Finely crafted...The novel's action scenes are as thrilingly staged on the page as they'll inevitably be on the big screen." Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"One heck of a thriller...loaded with all the intrigue, paranoia, and real-life parallels that made Ludlum famous." People

Review:

"Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined." The New York Times

Review:

"Ludlum pulls out all the stops, and dazzles his readers." Chicago Tribune

Review:

"Robert Ludlum continues to jolt his readers with fresh juice...a page-turner of non-stop action that should leave his fans begging for more." New York Post

Review:

"Welcome to Robert Ludlum's world...fast pacing, tight plotting, international intrigue." Cleveland Plain Dealer

Review:

"Gripping...Robust writing and a breakneck pace." Boston Herald

Synopsis:

Paul Janson has a difficult past, which includes a shadowy, notorious career in U.S. Consular Operations. Now living a quiet life, nothing could lure him back into the field. Nothing — except Peter Novak, a man who once saved Janson's life, who has been kidnapped by terrorists and is set to be executed. Janson hastily assembles a team of former colleagues and proteges to rescue Novak but the operation goes horribly wrong. Now Janson finds himself marked for death and his only hope is to uncover the truth behind these events — a truth that has the power to foment wars, topple governments, and change the very course of history.

Synopsis:

Nobel laureate, international financier, and philanthropist Peter Novak-a billionaire who has committed his life and fortune to fostering democracy around the world through his Liberty Foundation-has been kidnapped. The terrorist known as The Caliph is holding Novak in a near-impenetrable fortress and has refused to negotiate for his release, planning instead to brutally execute his hostage in a matter of days...

Running out of time and hope, Novak's people turn to a man with a long history of defeating impossible odds: Paul Janson-a legend in the notorious U.S. covert agency Consular Operations. Janson sets in motion an ingenious rescue operation. But the operation goes horribly wrong and Janson is marked for death, the target of a "beyond salvage" order issued from the highest level of the government. Now Janson is running for his life, pursued by Jessica Kincaid, a young agent of astonishing ability who can anticipate and counter his every move. To survive, Janson must outrace a conspiracy that has gone beyond the control of its originators. To win, he must counter it with a conspiracy of his own...

Synopsis:

Robert Ludlum's novels have astounded readers and critics alike time and time again. Now The Janson Directive gives us another unforgettable hero who must uncover a truth that has the power to change the very course of history...

The Janson Directive

Nobel laureate, international financier, and philanthropist Peter Novak-a billionaire who has committed his life and fortune to fostering democracy around the world through his Liberty Foundation-has been kidnapped. The terrorist known as The Caliph is holding Novak in a near-impenetrable fortress and has refused to negotiate for his release, planning instead to brutally execute his hostage in a matter of days...

Running out of time and hope, Novak's people turn to a man with a long history of defeating impossible odds: Paul Janson-a legend in the notorious U.S. covert agency Consular Operations. Janson sets in motion an ingenious rescue operation. But the operation goes horribly wrong and Janson is marked for death, the target of a "beyond salvage" order issued from the highest level of the government. Now Janson is running for his life, pursued by Jessica Kincaid, a young agent of astonishing ability who can anticipate and counter his every move. To survive, Janson must outrace a conspiracy that has gone beyond the control of its originators. To win, he must counter it with a conspiracy of his own...

About the Author

Robert Ludlum's more than twenty 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 Chancellor Manuscript and The Sigma Protocol.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312989385
Author:
Ludlum, Robert
Publisher:
St. Martin's Paperbacks
Location:
New York
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Kidnapping
Subject:
Intelligence officers
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Thrillers/Espionage
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
108-113
Publication Date:
20031019
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.1875 x 1.03125 in

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Product details 704 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312989385 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[V]intage Ludlum — big, brawny and loaded with surprises....Extremely engaging and agonizingly suspenseful, Ludlum's plot bolts from scene to scene and locale to locale...never settling for one bombshell when it can drop four or five. If this wild, unpredictable and colorfully cast novel is Ludlum's swan song...it's a memorable one indeed."
"Review" by , "Readers will remain in the dark right up until the explosive climax."
"Review" by , "Finely crafted...The novel's action scenes are as thrilingly staged on the page as they'll inevitably be on the big screen."
"Review" by , "One heck of a thriller...loaded with all the intrigue, paranoia, and real-life parallels that made Ludlum famous."
"Review" by , "Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined."
"Review" by , "Ludlum pulls out all the stops, and dazzles his readers."
"Review" by , "Robert Ludlum continues to jolt his readers with fresh juice...a page-turner of non-stop action that should leave his fans begging for more."
"Review" by , "Welcome to Robert Ludlum's world...fast pacing, tight plotting, international intrigue."
"Review" by , "Gripping...Robust writing and a breakneck pace."
"Synopsis" by , Paul Janson has a difficult past, which includes a shadowy, notorious career in U.S. Consular Operations. Now living a quiet life, nothing could lure him back into the field. Nothing — except Peter Novak, a man who once saved Janson's life, who has been kidnapped by terrorists and is set to be executed. Janson hastily assembles a team of former colleagues and proteges to rescue Novak but the operation goes horribly wrong. Now Janson finds himself marked for death and his only hope is to uncover the truth behind these events — a truth that has the power to foment wars, topple governments, and change the very course of history.
"Synopsis" by ,
Nobel laureate, international financier, and philanthropist Peter Novak-a billionaire who has committed his life and fortune to fostering democracy around the world through his Liberty Foundation-has been kidnapped. The terrorist known as The Caliph is holding Novak in a near-impenetrable fortress and has refused to negotiate for his release, planning instead to brutally execute his hostage in a matter of days...

Running out of time and hope, Novak's people turn to a man with a long history of defeating impossible odds: Paul Janson-a legend in the notorious U.S. covert agency Consular Operations. Janson sets in motion an ingenious rescue operation. But the operation goes horribly wrong and Janson is marked for death, the target of a "beyond salvage" order issued from the highest level of the government. Now Janson is running for his life, pursued by Jessica Kincaid, a young agent of astonishing ability who can anticipate and counter his every move. To survive, Janson must outrace a conspiracy that has gone beyond the control of its originators. To win, he must counter it with a conspiracy of his own...

"Synopsis" by ,
Robert Ludlum's novels have astounded readers and critics alike time and time again. Now The Janson Directive gives us another unforgettable hero who must uncover a truth that has the power to change the very course of history...

The Janson Directive

Nobel laureate, international financier, and philanthropist Peter Novak-a billionaire who has committed his life and fortune to fostering democracy around the world through his Liberty Foundation-has been kidnapped. The terrorist known as The Caliph is holding Novak in a near-impenetrable fortress and has refused to negotiate for his release, planning instead to brutally execute his hostage in a matter of days...

Running out of time and hope, Novak's people turn to a man with a long history of defeating impossible odds: Paul Janson-a legend in the notorious U.S. covert agency Consular Operations. Janson sets in motion an ingenious rescue operation. But the operation goes horribly wrong and Janson is marked for death, the target of a "beyond salvage" order issued from the highest level of the government. Now Janson is running for his life, pursued by Jessica Kincaid, a young agent of astonishing ability who can anticipate and counter his every move. To survive, Janson must outrace a conspiracy that has gone beyond the control of its originators. To win, he must counter it with a conspiracy of his own...

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