Dimensions: 432 Pages, 6.3 × 9.06 × 1.18 in
Published: October 4, 2011
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 044669908X
ISBN - 13: 9780446699082
About the Book
With U.S. intelligence agencies wracked by internal power struggles and paralyzed by bureaucracy, the President was forced to establish his own clandestine group--Covert-One. It is only activated as a last resort, when the threat is on a global scale and time is running out. 448 pp.
From the Publisher
With U.S. intelligence agencies wracked by internal power struggles
and paralyzed by bureaucracy, the President was forced to establish
his own clandestine group--Covert-One--only activated as a last
resort, when the threat is on a global scale and time is running
In northern Uganda, an American special forces team is decimated by
a group of normally peaceful farmers. Video of the attack shows
even women and children possessing almost supernatural speed and
strength, consumed with a rage that makes them immune to pain,
fear, and all but the most devastating injuries.
Covert-One''s top operative, army microbiologist Colonel Jon Smith,
is sent to investigate the attack and finds evidence of a parasitic
infection that for centuries has been causing violent insanity and
then going dormant. This time, though, it''s different. The
parasite had been purposely kept alive and crudely transmitted in
acts of terrorism. Now the director of Iranian Intelligence is in
Uganda trying to obtain this biological weapon to unleash it on the
Smith and his team are ambushed and cut off from all outside
support just as they begin to suspect that forces much more
powerful than the Iranians are in play-forces that can be traced to
About the Author
ROBERT LUDLUM was the author of twenty-one novels, each one a New York Times bestseller. There are more than 210 million of his books in print, and they have been translated into thirty-two languages. Ludlum passed away in March 2001.
"Welcome to Robert Ludlum''s world...fast pacing, tight plotting, international intrigue."