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On the dark waterside docks of Shanghai, a photographer records cargo being secretly loaded. He's brutally killed and his camera destroyed. Two weeks later on the dangerous high seas, the US Navy covertly tracks a Chinese ship rumoured to carry tons of chemicals to create biological weapons of mass destruction. The President cannot let the ship reach its destination - a rogue Middle East nation. But he doesn't want the navy to attack and board it either, because decades of negotiations with China have at long last yielded a landmark human rights agreement that China is willing to sign.
Covert-One operative Jon Smith is brought in to find solid proof of what the Chinese ship is ferrying. Then an agent is murdered and vital evidence destroyed. Smith must find the truth about the ship, a truth that probes the deepest secrets of the Chinese ruling party...
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The posthumous Ludlum franchise is in safe hands; The Altman Code is a slick, classy dash through the undergrowth of international politics with an intelligent, but fallible, hero and villains whose motives make at least a kind of sense. A Chinese freighter is on its way to Saddam Hussein's Iraq with a load of the makings for chemical Weapons of Mass Destruction; the US can neither afford to let it arrive nor engage in a direct confrontation with post-Communist China without clear evidence that it is justified in doing so. Covert agent and microbiologist Jon Smith finds himself caught up in a plot that involves skulduggery in both American and Chinese cabinets, the Uighur separatist movement, the US president's long-lost biological father and the mistress-of-disguise agent sister of his own dead lover. Lynds has learned from Ludlum how to make researched material sound like deep expertise and how to keep a lot of plot angles in the air at the same time. --Roz KaveneyReview:
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