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The Prometheus Deception

Robert Ludlum

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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.

Recruited by the CIA, Bryson has been commissioned to track the moves of the Directorate. Once, the ultra-secret intelligence agency was his training ground. Now it’s a multinational terrorist conspiracy bent on global domination…

But for Bryson 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...

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.

Recruited by the CIA, Bryson has been commissioned to track the moves of the Directorate. Once, the ultra-secret intelligence agency was his training ground. Now it’s a multinational terrorist conspiracy bent on global domination…

But for Bryson 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...

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Washington, D.C.

Five Weeks Later

The patient was conveyed by a chartered jet to a private landing strip twenty miles northwest of Washington, D.C. Although the patient was the only passenger on the entire aircraft, no one spoke to him except to ascertain his immediate needs. No one knew his name. All they knew was that this was clearly an extremely important passenger. The flight’s arrival appeared on no aviation logs anywhere, military or civilian.

The nameless passenger was then taken by unmarked sedan to downtown Washington and dropped off, at his own request,

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“His most ingenious novel yet.”—The New Yorker

“Explosive.”—San Francisco Chronicle

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

“Rarely has any writer of espionage novels come up with such an ambitious design that churns on so many levels.”—Chicago Tribune
 
“A spy thriller that should keep even the most experienced readers guessing...the pace is fast, the action plentiful...a must-read.”—Booklist

“Echoing le Carré and Graham Greene...[Ludlum’s] best thriller yet!—Kirkus Reviews

“His most ingenious novel yet.”—The New Yorker

“Explosive.”—San Francisco Chronicle

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

“Rarely has any writer of espionage novels come up with such an ambitious design that churns on so many levels.”—Chicago Tribune
 
“A spy thriller that should keep even the most experienced readers guessing...the pace is fast, the action plentiful...a must-read.”—Booklist

“Echoing le Carré and Graham Greene...[Ludlum’s] best thriller yet!—Kirkus Reviews

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  • Robert Ludlum

  • Robert Ludlum was the author of 25 thriller novels, including The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum—the books on which the international hit movies were based—and The Sigma Protocol. He was also the creator of the Covert-One series. Born in New York City, Ludlum received a B.A. from Wesleyan University, and before becoming an author, he was a United States Marine, a theater actor and producer.
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