Synopses & Reviews
One of the leading suspense novelists of our day, Robert Ludlum has over 200 million copies of his bestselling books in print. Now Ludlum unleashes Covert-One, a bold new series of intrigue, espionage, and modern warfare, featuring three brave men who risk their lives to uncover the truth behind the today's most deadly power plays: bright, driven U.S. Army doctor Jon Smith; eccentric electronic genius Marty Zellerback; and fearless foreign intelligence expert Peter Howell.
A baffling virus has claimed the lives of four people across the country-including Dr. Sophia Russell, a research scientist working to understand the disease. Bitter and broken-hearted over the death of his beautiful fiancée, Jon Smith is determined to uncover the cause of the virus that killed her-and prevent it from turning into a pandemic of epic proportions. There are two men who can help Smith-and with their brilliance and expertise, he'll travel across the globe and into the darkest corridors of murder and greed, to find a killer who would sacrifice millions of lives for his own success...and whose first target is Smith himself, the only man who can stop him.
"Ludlum is light years beyond his literary competition in piling plot twist upon plot twist, until the mesmerized reader is held captive...[He] dominates the field in strong, tightly plotted, adventure-drenched thrillers."
- Chicago Tribune
"Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined."
- The New York Times
"Welcome to Robert Ludlum's world...fast pacing, tight plotting, international intrigue."
- The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"The pace is fast, the action plentiful...a must read."
"The robust writing and a breakneck pace that made Ludlum famous are evident...and they manage to satisfy."
- Boston Herald
"The new team... has a pop hit on their hands that should bounce right up the bestseller lists."
- Kirkus Review
"As fast paced, suspenseful, and exciting as a James Bond film, The Hades Factor is a top-notch thriller!"
- Romantic Times
"The Hades Factor pairs the fertile mind of Robert Ludlum and the seasoned success of Gayle Lynds in a summer page turner that catches you in the first dozen pages and pulls you straight through....this Ludlum/Lynds alloy...takes you through some lively and surprising turns to a satisfying conclusion."
- Santa Barbara News-Press
An unknown doomsday virus quickly claims the lives of four people across the country-- including Dr. Sophia Russell, a researcher leading the team trying to crack the disease. Devastated and enraged, her fiance, Lt. Colonel Jonathan Smith, uncovers evidence that his lover's death was no accident-- that someone out there has the virus, and the pandemic that threatens countless millions of lives was planned.
Not knowing where to turn or whom to trust, Smith assembles a private team to aid his fight against the deadly virus. While the death toll mounts rapidly, their quest leads them to the highest levels of power and the darkest corners of the earth, as Smith and his team match wits with a determined genius out to destroy them, with the fate of the world in the balance...
A doomsday virus claims the lives of four people across the country, including virus researcher Dr. Sophia Russell. Her devastated and enraged fianc, Lt. Colonel Jonathan Smith, uncovers evidence that someone out there has the virus, and the pandemic was planned. Smith assembles a private team to aid in his fight against the deadly virus. Martin's Press.
About the Author
unchallenged master of suspense and global intrigue. For over thirty years, his books have thrilled hundreds of millions of readers, setting a standard that has yet to be equaled. Now, from the imagination of one of America's greatest storytellers, comes Covert-One-- a bold new series of international thrillers which delivers the complex, compelling action and heart-stopping suspense for which Robert Ludlum has become so justly famous.
Robert Ludlum is the author of twenty-two novels, each one a national bestseller. There are more than 210 million copies of his books in print, and they've been translated into thirty-two languages. He is the author of The Scarlatti Inheritance, The Chancellor Manuscript, and the Jason Bourne series-- The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum-- among others.
Gayle Lynds is the bestselling author of Masquerade and Mosaic, both highly praised novels of international suspense. A former newspaper reporter and magazine editor, Lynds also worked at a think tank where she had top-secret security clearance. Her third post-Cold War thriller, Mesmerized, will be published in May 2001.