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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,824 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Ludlum Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9780449013229
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In a secret room in Washington, DC, a man named John Tanner is asked to stake his life and those of his wife and children in a gamble whose goal and risks no one will fully reveal to him.

In a small suburban town, where only the nicest people live, friends neighbors—everyone and anyone—may be part of a monstrous conspiracy of international evil.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A complex scenario of inventive double-crossing.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “Shattering…it will cost you the night and the cold hours of the morning.”

    Cincinnati Inquirer

  • “Powerhouse momentum…as shrill as the siren on the prowl car.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 2/18/2014

    " This was the first Ludlum book I read and it hooked me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 2/16/2014

    " The first part of the book is pretty deep as there are so many things to remember but after it gets rolling it turns into an intriguing story that keeps you riveted to it. All in all a good way to spend an afternoon or two. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mel | 2/13/2014

    " I read the book three times and watched the film twice and I'm still not certain I really "get it". An overly complicated story involving the C.I.A., revenge, betrayal and who knows what else. Not Ludlum's best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audra Sinclair | 2/10/2014

    " I am back on a Ludlum kick after seeing the Bourne Legacy - I pulled all the old Ludlum books off my mother's shelf and this was among them. I finished it in just a few days - it had me sucked in! The suspense was so good that the night I finished I thought of sleeping with all the lights on because my heart was still racing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 1/24/2014

    " Read many of Ludlum's enjoyable books in high school in the 70s. Page turners. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhonda Scott | 1/15/2014

    " After reading about 4 of Ludlum's works, I was disappointed with this one. Perhaps because it did not contain the intense personal drama for one main character as most of the other's did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 1/13/2014

    " A Robert Ludlum at only 250 pages?! Well-written, fast-paced and enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddy Allen | 1/12/2014

    " In Zurich. . .in Moscow. . .in Washington. The machinery was already set in motion, while in a quiet suburb an odd assortment of men and women gathered for a momentous weekend. At stake was the very existence of the United States of America. . .and the future of the entire free world. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason | 1/1/2014

    " This was a confusing and dated Ludlum novel. It started frustratingly slow, and really was more of a character study, until the action started in the last third of the book. It had a nice twist at the end, but it couldn't make up for the start. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carl | 12/30/2013

    " Very good read with suspense and twists and turns. Liked the ending was sometimes a little too complicated but kept me turning the pact at the end which is what I expect from Ludlum. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 12/9/2013

    " Another of my Ludlum catch-up novels mid 80's. After falling for Ludlum with Bourne and the Parcifal Mosaic. I tried to read these as they were written / published. Not always easy. Young punk ya know. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 DB | 12/2/2013

    " Remember when the Russians were the evildoers? Cold war thriller at is paranoia-inducing worst. All I remember about reading this was its cover (not the one pictured) and how boring I thought grown-up books were. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joni | 11/30/2013

    " In my opinion this is the best book Robert Ludlum wrote, including the"Bourne" series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 10/29/2013

    " I enjoyed this book . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary | 8/6/2013

    " Read years ago...just like the author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lasse | 7/11/2013

    " A easy book to read, though it is clear that this is one of his first books. Not as good as his later, but worth to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 6/13/2013

    " This book has more plot twists than any other three books put together. Your head will be swimming throughout the book trying to figure out who everyone really is. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark Coates | 5/15/2013

    " Not the best Ludlum book. The plot was easy to break which took any suspense possible out of it. I'm told that this was his second book and so I guess that's the reason I wasn't as impressed as I've been with his later work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/15/2013

    " So many twists and turns, delightfully confusing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jose | 4/11/2013

    " I was kind of lost about what was really happening all the way until the last chapter... were the author has to actually explain things up... but the book did keep me reading... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sahar Kharrufa | 1/19/2013

    " Bellow average for Ludlum. I expected better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Pauletto | 12/17/2012

    " -intriguing spy-action. Twists and turrns, double-crossing, etc. Quick read, good excitement, fast paced "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 9/13/2012

    " A conspiracy/spy book from the 1970s just reads as so dated- no internet, no mobile phones ..... nonetheless an easy read - overall though just not my genre. Too much focus on plot and not enough on characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Georgie Hicks | 9/13/2012

    " A little confusing as to which characters were which to begin with, with continual swapping between families, but it eventually fitted together. Altogether it was a good spy/thriller novel, and an enjoyable read. This was my first Ludlum read, and I am now a fan of his works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 9/9/2012

    " Both the book and the movie are fantastic!! "

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About the Author
Author Robert Ludlum

Robert Ludlum (1927–2001) was the author of twenty-five 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. His works include The Scarlatti Inheritance, The Chancellor Manuscript, and, perhaps most famously, the Jason Bourne series—The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum—among others. The Bourne novels were the basis for three blockbuster films. Born in New York City, Ludlum received a BA from Wesleyan University, and before becoming an author, he was a United States Marine, a theater actor, and a producer.

About the Narrator

Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London’s West End. His audiobook narration has won him fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards.