Robert Ludlum's The Altman Code by Robert Ludlum audiobook

Robert Ludlum's The Altman Code: A Covert-One Novel

By Robert Ludlum  and Gayle Lynds
Read by Don Leslie

Macmillan Audio

The Covert-One Series: Book 4

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    ISBN: 9781593973209

The thrilling fourth volume in the bestselling Covert-One series On the dark waterside docks of Shanghai, a photographer is recording cargo being secretly loaded when he's brutally killed and his camera destroyed. Two weeks later, on the dangerous high seas, the U.S. Navy covertly tracks a Chinese cargo ship rumored to carry tons of chemicals for Saddam Hussein to create new biological weapons. The president cannot let the ship reach Iraq. At the same time, he doesn't want the navy to attack and board it either, because decades of negotiations with China have at long last yielded a landmark human rights agreement that China is willing to sign. Fighting to keep the agreement on track, the president orders the head of Covert-One to find proof of what the Chinese ship is ferrying. Under cover of a medical conference, operative Col. Jon Smith is sent to Taiwan to rendezvous with another agent who has acquired the ship's true manifest. But the second agent is murdered, the proof is destroyed, and Smith is left only with a verbal message--the president's biological father is still alive, held prisoner by the Chinese for fifty years. Racing against the clock, Smith uncovers the truth about the ship, a truth that probes the deepest secrets of the Chinese ruling party and reveals a terrifying cabal whose diabolical plan thrusts the world to the very brink of war.

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The thrilling fourth volume in the bestselling Covert-One series

On the dark waterside docks of Shanghai, a photographer is recording cargo being secretly loaded when he's brutally killed and his camera destroyed. Two weeks later, on the dangerous high seas, the U.S. Navy covertly tracks a Chinese cargo ship rumored to carry tons of chemicals for Saddam Hussein to create new biological weapons. The president cannot let the ship reach Iraq. At the same time, he doesn't want the navy to attack and board it either, because decades of negotiations with China have at long last yielded a landmark human rights agreement that China is willing to sign. Fighting to keep the agreement on track, the president orders the head of Covert-One to find proof of what the Chinese ship is ferrying. Under cover of a medical conference, operative Col. Jon Smith is sent to Taiwan to rendezvous with another agent who has acquired the ship's true manifest. But the second agent is murdered, the proof is destroyed, and Smith is left only with a verbal message--the president's biological father is still alive, held prisoner by the Chinese for fifty years. Racing against the clock, Smith uncovers the truth about the ship, a truth that probes the deepest secrets of the Chinese ruling party and reveals a terrifying cabal whose diabolical plan thrusts the world to the very brink of war.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

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

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Author Bio: Robert Ludlum

Author Bio: Robert Ludlum

Robert Ludlum (1927–2001) was the author of twenty-five novels, each one a New York Times bestseller. There are more than 210 million of his books in print, and they have been translated into thirty-two languages. His works include The Scarlatti Inheritance, The Chancellor Manuscript, and, perhaps most famously, the Jason Bourne series—The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum—among others. The Bourne novels were the basis for three blockbuster films. Born in New York City, Ludlum received a BA from Wesleyan University, and before becoming an author, he was a United States Marine, a theater actor, and a producer.

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Author Bio: Gayle Lynds

Author Bio: Gayle Lynds

Gayle Lynds is the bestselling, award-winning author of several international espionage thrillers, including Masquerade, The Last Spymaster, and The Book of Spies. A member of the Association for Intelligence Officers, she is cofounder (with David Morrell) of the International Thriller Writers. She lives in Westbrook, Maine.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 7.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English