Robert Ludlum's the Paris Option : A Covert-One Novel

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9780007101719: Robert Ludlum's the Paris Option : A Covert-One Novel

For 30 years, Robert Ludlum's novels have set the standard for the finest in international intrigue and suspense. With an unbroken string of bestsellers in almost every country in the world, Ludlum's books have been read by hundreds of millions of readers, and are acknowledged as classics in the field. Now, after the bestselling The Hades Factor and The Cassandra Compact comes the third thrilling novel in the Covert-One series - Robert Ludlum's The Paris Option.

An explosion in the middle of the night reduces part of Paris' esteemed Pasteur Institute to rubble. Among the missing is the world's top computer scientist, Emile Chambord. Even though a terrorist group claims responsibility for the bombing, many in the intelligence community suspect the scientist was actually kidnapped and the bomb set to divert attention. Chambord may have been close to devising a working molecular computer which, in the wrong hands, could be the most deadly weapon in the world. If he were now in the hands of hostile forces, the consequences would be unspeakably dire.

From Paris to London, Brussels, and Algiers, Covert-One agent Jon Smith searches for traces of the scientist and the ambitious forces behind the bombing and theft. With the help of MI5 agent Peter Howell, CIA agent Randi Russell, and cyber-wizard Marty Zellerbach, Smith uncovers a web of deception that threatens to reshape Europe and is one step away from destroying the United States.

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OUTSTANDING PRAISE FOR ROBER T LUDLUM'S

THE PROMETHEUS DECEPTION

"His most ingenious novel yet...a dead-on picture of contemporary corporate strategy." -The New Yorker

"Readers will remain in the dark right up until the explosive climax...THE PROMETHEUS DECEPTION will not disappoint."-San Francisco Chronicle

"His best thriller yet."--Kirkus Reviews

"This is a rousing thriller with all the trademarks of a Ludlum bestseller...heart-pounding...fast-paced...explosive. Ludlum delivers again another top-notch international thriller sure to please...heart-pounding chase scenes, devastating double-crosses, gut-wrenching twists, fast-paced action, fierce confrontations, pressure that ratchets up to an explosive conclusion, and, as always, authentic international locales, high-tech gadgetry, and sophisticated spycraft."-Library Journal

"A page-turner of nonstop action that should leave his fans begging for more."--New York Post

"Reading a Ludlum novel is like watching a James Bond film...slickly paced...all-consuming."-Entertainment Weekly

"Ludlum's latest is a spy thriller that should keep even the most experienced readers guessing...The pace is fast, the action plentiful...a must-read."-Booklist

"If true mystery-mystery in the plot and mystery as to the true nature of principal characters-is the measure of a great mystery writer, then Ludlum just proved himself one of the best." -Austin American-Statesman

"A 1984 for the new millennium...a fast-paced cloak-and-dagger tale. By the end the reader will be left with the chilling feeling that just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you."-The Commercial Appeal (TN)

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

OVERWHELMING ACCLAIM FOR THE NOVELS OF ROBERT LUDLUM

"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. Ludlum pulls out all the stops and dazzles his readers."-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 Plain Dealer

"Robert Ludlum is the master of gripping, fast-moving intrigue. He is unsurpassed at weaving a tapestry of stunningly diverse figures, then assembling them in a sequence so gripping that the reader's attention never wavers." -The Daily Oklahoman

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

"If a Pulitzer Prize were awarded for escapist fiction, Robert Ludlum undoubtedly would have won it. Ten times over."-Mobile Register

"An exciting medical-military thriller that moves at a rapid pace to its climax...an exciting new series."-Midwest Book Review

"A pop hit...that should bounce right up the bestseller lists."-Kirkus Reviews

"Gripping...robust writing and a breakneck pace."-Boston Herald

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"Welcome to Robert Ludlum's world...

fast pacing, tight plotting, international intrigue."―The Plain Dealer

The #1 bestselling master of world-class suspense, Robert Ludlum has thrilled hundreds of millions of readers with an unbroken string of classic bestsellers. In the Covert-One series, he takes espionage fiction to the next level―with cutting-edge technology, globe-spanning action, and hot-button political intrigue―setting a new standard in suspense...

ROBERT LUDLUM'S

THE PARIS OPTION

The Pasteur Institute, Paris. A bomb explodes, a fire rages, and a renowned computer scientist is dead. Dr. Émile Chambord had been working on a molecular DNA computer that could virtually control all computerized operations around the globe. Now, his groundbreaking research is missing. Overnight, military satellites and communications are shut down by unknown sources. And Covert-One agent Dr. Jon Smith has to race across two continents to expose the next generation of terrorists―a vast network of technological spies who now have the power to reprogram the world. Every government agency. Every armed force. Every nuclear weapon...

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