A whole new generation have now discovered the genius of Robert Ludlum. Through his bestselling novels, the blockbuster Bourne films and Erik Lustbader's thrilling sequel, THE BOURNE LEGACY, the Ludlum name is at a new peak of popularity. The Covert-One series brings a fresh and more technological edge to the Ludlum canon, featuring a top-secret team of political and technical experts who fight corruption and conspiracy at the highest and most dangerous levels of society. Over 220 million copies of Ludlum's novels have been sold in 40 countries and 32 different languages. 'A writer who bests the bestsellers' DAILY TELEGRAPH
After a successful career in the theatre, Robert Ludlum launched his career as a best-selling writer with THE SCARLATTI INHERITANCE in 1971, the first of twenty-two consecutive international bestsellers. Robert sadly passed away in March 2001. After a successful career in the theatre, Robert Ludlum turned to novel writing with THE SCARLATTI INHERITANCE in 1971, the first of a string of consecutive international bestsellers. James Cobb is the author of, amongst others, the Amanda Lee Garrett thrillers and is an avid student of military history and technology. He is a member of the United States Naval Institute and the Navy League. He lives in Tacoma, Washington.
James H. Cobb is no Robert Ludlum. Although he wasn't a great prose stylist, Ludlum (who died in 2001) could keep a story engine churning like nobody's business. Compared to him, Cobb is a plodding, mechanical, cliche-ridden hired hand. And Jeff Woodman can't do much to make things more exciting-or even interesting-as he reads this tangled tale. Woodman has the vocal talents necessary to make the third-person narration work, and he does his best to create believable voices for the male and female members of a search team and their villainous adversaries-Russians, North Koreans and private mercenaries. But Cobb undercuts him at virtually every turn, the story moving like sticky syrup as a top secret Covert-One team of specialists hunt for a crashed WWII bomber and a deadly toxin that could destroy all life on the planet. Simultaneous release with the Grand Central paperback. (Sept.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.