Robert Ludlum's The Paris Option

A Covert-One Novel

Covert-One (Volume 3)

Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds; Read by Paul Michael

Macmillan Audio

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For 30 years, Robert Ludlum's novels have set the standard for the finest in international intrigue and suspense. With an unbroken string of bestsellers in almost every country in the world, Ludlum's books have been read by hundreds of millions of readers, and are acknowledged as classics in the field. Now, after the bestselling The Hades Factor and The Cassandra Compact comes the third thrilling novel in the Covert-One series - Robert Ludlum's The Paris Option.

An explosion in the middle of the night reduces part of Paris' esteemed Pasteur Institute to rubble. Among the missing is the world's top computer scientist, Emile Chambord. Even though a terrorist group claims responsibility for the bombing, many in the intelligence community suspect the scientist was actually kidnapped and the bomb set to divert attention. Chambord may have been close to devising a working molecular computer which, in the wrong hands, could be the most deadly weapon in the world. If he were now in the hands of hostile forces, the consequences would be unspeakably dire.

From Paris to London, Brussels, and Algiers, Covert-One agent Jon Smith searches for traces of the scientist and the ambitious forces behind the bombing and theft. With the help of MI5 agent Peter Howell, CIA agent Randi Russell, and cyber-wizard Marty Zellerbach, Smith uncovers a web of deception that threatens to reshape Europe and is one step away from destroying the United States.


Praise for Robert Ludlum's The Paris Option

“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. Ludlum pulls out all the stops and dazzles his readers.”—Chicago Tribune

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

“Reading a Ludlum novel is like watching a James Bond film.”—Entertainment Weekly

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

“Robert Ludlum is the master of gripping, fast-moving intrigue. He is unsurpassed at weaving a tapestry of stunningly diverse figures, then assembling them in a sequence so gripping that the reader's attention never wavers.”—The Daily Oklahoman

“Don’t ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day.”—Chicago Sun-Times

”If a Pulitzer Prize were awarded for escapist fiction, Robert Ludlum undoubtedly would have won it. Ten times over.”—Mobile Register

“An exciting medical-military thriller that moves at a rapid pace to its climax...an exciting new series.”—Midwest Book Review

“A pop hit...that should bounce right up the bestseller lists.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Gripping...robust writing and a breakneck pace.”—Boston Herald

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  • Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds; Read by Paul Michael

  • Robert Ludlum (1927-2001) is the author of twenty-four bestselling novels published in thirty-two languages and forty countries. Read by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, his books include The Rhineman Exchange, The Road to Gandolfi, The Bourne Identity, The Matarese Circle, The Chancellor Manuscript, Apocalypse Watch, The Prometheus Deception, The Sigma Protocol, and the Covert-One novels, The Hades Factor, and The Cassandra Compact.

    Gayle Lynds is the author of three acclaimed novels of international suspense and intrigue, Mosaic, Masquerade, and Mesmerized. She is also the co-author of Robert Ludlum's The Hades Factor, the first adventure in the Covert-One series. Ms. Lynds lives in southern California.

    Read by Paul Michael.
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    Robert Ludlum's The Paris Option

    A Covert-One Novel


    Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds; Read by Paul Michael



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