Robert Ludlum's The Cassandra Compact

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Robert Ludlum's The Cassandra Compact

A Covert-One Novel

Robert Ludlum, Philip Shelby, Philip Shelby


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Covert-One returns in the thrilling new series from the bestselling master of international suspense

For over thirty years, Robert Ludlum has been acknowledged as the master of international suspense and intrigue. With an unbroken string of bestsellers in nearly every country around the world, his audios have been heard by tens of millions of listeners.

In 2000, Ludlum managed to raise the bar yet again with his widely acclaimed bestsellers The Prometheus Deception and Robert Ludlum's The Hades Factor, the first novel in his exciting new Covert-One series. Now Covert-One is back, in a novel that could only have come from the imagination of the world's greatest storyteller.

Lt. Colonel Jon Smith, currently working as a medical researcher, is contacted by a Russian colleague with an urgent request that they meet in Venice in ten days. When they meet, however, his colleague is killed almost instantly in a hail of automatic gunfire but not before he passes to Smith the vital intelligence—someone is out to steal Russia's store of the smallpox virus.

Completely irradiated, smallpox is the deadliest of viruses and could well cause an epidemic of unheard of proportions should it be unleashed on the population at large. Smith, with the help of his colleagues at Covert-One, must prevent the virus from being stolen. But his adversaries are several steps ahead of him and now he must find and stop the conspirators before they loose Armageddon upon the world.


Robert Ludlum:
Robert Ludlum (1927-2001) 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.|||Philip Shelby is a screenwriter and author of numerous books including the bestselling novels Days of Drums, Last Rites, and The Gatekeeper. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Frank Muller earned critical acclaim for his work reading more than 200 audiobooks.  His numerous awards include the Audio Publishers Association’s 1996 Consumer’s Choice Audie Award for Best Unabridged Fiction, the 1997 Best Unabridged Fiction Audie Award, and nine AudioFile Magazine Earphones Awards. In 1999, he was awarded the AudioFile Lifetime Achievement Award. His work includes reading for such authors as Stephen King, John Grisham, Cormac McCarthy, Robert Ludlum, and Tom Clancy.  Frank was a classically trained actor, and he starred in the Riverside Shakespeare Company’s productions of Henry V and Cyrano de Bergerac, and also performed with the Roundabout Theater Company and New York Shakespeare Festival, among others. He also appeared on television shows including Law & Order, Life Goes On, Harry and the Hendersons, and All My Children. Frank passed away in 2008, after a courageous six-year battle to recover from a devastating motorcycle accident.

Philip Shelby is a screenwriter and author of numerous books including the bestselling novels Days of Drums, Last Rites, and The Gatekeeper. He lives in Los Angeles, California.