"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