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Robert Ludlum's The Lazarus Vendetta

Robert Ludlum's The Lazarus Vendetta

A Covert-One Novel

Covert-One (Volume 5)

Series Created by Robert Ludlum, Written by Patrick Larkin

St. Martin's Griffin

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For the past three decades Robert Ludlum's bestselling novels have been enjoyed by hundreds of millions of readers worldwide and have set the standard against which all other thrillers are measured. His Covert-One series has been among his most beloved creations and now comes the latest thrilling novel in the series.

The Lazarus Movement, the dominant force in the eco-conscious, "anti-technology" protest movement, has sent rumblings down the halls of the world's intelligence agencies. Led by a mysterious, never-seen figure known only as Lazarus, this increasingly prominent group is believed by some to be preparing a bold strike.

When an attack on a nano-technology research facility leaves thousands dead--- protestors and scientists alike---from what appears to be a cloud of inadvertently released but gruesomely deadly nanobots, pandemonium reigns. Lt. Col. Jon Smith is activated by Covert-One to find and uncover the truth about Lazarus where all others have failed. As Smith slowly uncovers the deadly underpinnings of the group, he soon learns that the Lazarus Movement is only the very tip of the iceberg in a deadly scheme that threatens billions of lives and will forever change the nature of the world itself.

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Praise for Robert Ludlum's The Lazarus Vendetta

“Intricately plotted, action-packed...a fast read and sure to delight fans of espionage and the technothriller.” —Booklist

“Hand-to-hand action, intriguing science and plot speed with keep techno-thriller readers glued to their seats.” —Publishers Weekly

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Read the Kirkus Review of ROBERT LUDLUM'S THE LAZARUS VENDETTA . Fifth entry in the Ludlum fiction factory's Covert-One series, this time from notes fleshed out by historical novelist Larkin (<i>Passing Judgment, <i>1996, etc.). - Kirkus Reviews

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Series Created by Robert Ludlum, Written by Patrick Larkin

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.

Patrick Larkin is the author of The Tribune, as well as the co-author of five best-selling thrillers with Larry Bond, including Red Phoenix and The Enemy Within. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he lives in northern California with his wife and two children.

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