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Robert Ludlum's The Hades Factor

Robert Ludlum's The Hades Factor

A Covert-One Novel

Covert-One (Volume 1)

Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds; Read by Joseph Campanella

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ISBN: 9781593970628


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Robert Ludlum has been acclaimed as the master of .suspense and international intrigue for over twenty-five years. His many books have thrilled millions of readers, reaching the top of bestsellers lists the world over and setting a standard that has never been surpassed. Now, from the imagination of one of America's greatest storytellers comes Robert Ludlum's The Hades Factor.

A homeless man in Boston, an Army major in California, and a teenage girl in Atlanta all die suddenly and painfully—each a victim of a hitherto unknown, fast-acting viral agent. Col. Jonathon Smith, a combat doctor attached to the United States Army Research Institute of Infectious Disease assigned to investigate the virus, is first warned off by a shadowy FBI contact, then barely survives an attempt on his life.

Not knowing where to turn or whom to trust, Smith assembles a private team to aid his search for the truth behind the deadly virus—a quest that leads them to the darkest corners of the world. Written by Robert Ludlum with acclaimed suspense writer Gayle Lynds, Robert Ludlum's The Hades Factor will thrill and delight his legions of fans.


Praise for Robert Ludlum's The Hades Factor

“ exceptional pick with Joseph Campanella providing a masterful reading of this story of brutal deaths and a viral agent's implications for the world.” —Reviewer's Bookwatch

“Ludlum is light years beyond his literary competition in piling plot twist upon plot twist, until the mesmerized reader is held captive...[He] dominates the field in strong, tightly plotted, adventure-drenched thrillers.” —Chicago Tribune

“Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined.” —The New York Times

“Welcome to Robert Ludlum's pacing, tight plotting, international intrigue.” —The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“The pace is fast, the action plentiful...a must read.” —Booklist

“The robust writing and a breakneck pace that made Ludlum famous are evident...and they manage to satisfy.” —Boston Herald

“The new team... has a pop hit on their hands that should bounce right up the bestseller lists.” —Kirkus Review

“As fast paced, suspenseful, and exciting as a James Bond film, The Hades Factor is a top-notch thriller!” —Romantic Times

The Hades Factor pairs the fertile mind of Robert Ludlum and the seasoned success of Gayle Lynds in a summer page turner that catches you in the first dozen pages and pulls you straight through....this Ludlum/Lynds alloy...takes you through some lively and surprising turns to a satisfying conclusion.” —Santa Barbara News-Press

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About the author

Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds; Read by Joseph Campanella

Robert Ludlum is the author of twenty-one novels published in thirty-two languages and forty countries. Read and listened to by millions of people worldwide, his books include Scarlatti Inheritance, The Rhinemann Exchange, The Acquitaine Progression, Icarus Agenda, and The Bourne Identity. He lives in Florida.

Gayle Lynds is the author of Mosaic and Masquerade, two highly praised novels of international suspense and intrigue. She lives in California.

Joseph Campanella began his acting career on the New York stage and in TV soap operas. He has portrayed Joe Turino on The Guiding Light, Alec Fielding on The Doctors, Dr. Ted Steffen on the nighttime TV serial The Doctors and the Nurses, and Senator Harper Devereaux on Days of Our Lives. A steadfast film supporting player, Campanella was awarded a lead in the "rampaging rat" thriller Ben. He has appeared in the films Earthbound and Christmas at Cadillac Jack's. Joseph has narrated several National Geographic specials and was host of the syndicated 1983 revival of This is Your Life. His audiobook credits include works by Robert Ludlum, Max DePree, and Peter F. Drucker. In reviewing Robert Ludlum's The Hades Factor, AudioFile magazine said "Joseph Campanella excels assuming diverse characters, accents, ages, and genders, giving the impression of multiple narrators…Campanella delivers intrigue and suspense with style."

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