The ultimate spy. After fifteen years as a brilliant master spy, Nick Bryson has disappeared into anonymity as a professor at an exclusive college in western Pennsylvania-- until he's suddenly lured back into the game.
The ultimate threat. Recruited by the CIA, he's been commissioned to track the moves of the Directorate. Once, the ultra-secret intelligence agency was Bryson's training ground. Now it's a multinational terrorist conspiracy bent on global domination.
The ultimate deception. But to eliminate the core of corruption means plunging into his own past, investigating the motives of a beautiful stranger who may be his greatest downfall, and infiltrating a secret nexus of power called Prometheus that holds the terrifying clues to his past-- and the even more terrifying possibilities of the future...
About the Author
Robert Ludlum is the author of twenty-two novels published in thirty-two languages and forty countries. Read by hundreds of millions world-wide, his books include "The Scarlatti Inheritance," " The Chancellor Manuscript," " The Aquitaine Progression," " The Icarus Agenda," and "The Bourne Identity." He divides his time between homes in Florida and Montana.
"Rarely has any writer of espionage novels come up with such an ambitious design that churns on so many levels."--Chicago Tribune
"Explosive."--San Francisco Chronicle
"Reading a Ludlum novel is like watching a James Bond film: The action is so slickly paced, the political details so all-consuming, the weapons and women so blatantly steeped in sex appeal...all in the name of discovering a truth that involves complicated weapons, wiley governments, and buxom blondes. Hey, works for us."
-Rebecca Ascher-Walsh, Entertainment Weekly
"[Ludlum's] most ingenious novel yet.... In just a few scenes...Ludlum instills a year's worth of Harvard Business Reviews, and provides a dead-on picture of contemporary corporate strategy.... Ludlum has been among the very few novelists who have taken the trouble and write about such market forces. Two hundred million copies later, the market has returned the compliment."
- The New Yorker
"A spy thriller that should keep even the most experienced readers guessing...the pace is fast, the action plentiful...a must-read."
"Echoing le Carre and Graham Greene... [Ludlum's] best thriller yet!
- Kirkus Reviews
"After 22 novels, Ludlum delivers yet again a topnotch international thriller sure to please fans of popular entertainment....This is a rousing thriller with all the trademarks of a Ludlum best seller--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