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In the fall of 1940, the Nazis are at the height of their power. France is occupied, Britain is enduring the Blitz and is under threat of invasion, America is neutral, and Russia is in an uneasy alliance with Germany. Stephen Metcalfe, the younger son of a prominent American family, is a well-known man about town in occupied Paris. He's also a minor asset in the U.S.'s secret intelligence forces in Europe. Through a wild twist of fate, it falls to Metcalfe to instigate a bold plan that may be the only hope for what remains of the free world. Now he must travel to wartime Moscow to find, and possibly betray, a former lover, a fiery ballerina whose own loyalties are in question, in a delicate dance that could destroy all he loves and honors.
©2003 Myn Pyn, LLC.; (P)2003 Audio Renaissance, A Division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
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"The fast-paced plot reflects Ludlum's genuine knack for constructing good stories�" (Booklist)
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By Charlotte Cox on 11-30-03

The Tristan Betrayal

Excellent from beginning to end. The depiction of the main character running from rooftop to rooftop in Paris and street to street and through the the Moscow subway system was breathtaking. I could picture every step and every jump. The love story was great and I was surprised at the ending. Just loved it.

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By CLIFF M CROCKETT on 04-20-04

Entertaining Listen--Pure Ludlum!

Being both a Ludlum fan and fan of WWII material, I thought this was a very good book. After having not read Ludlum for a few years, I was a little bit leery about his titles that were published after his death, but for me, this was pure Ludlum. I had just finished listening to The Janson Directive which was good, but the Tristan Betrayal was much closer to what I remembered from Ludlum. I had a hard time putting this one down and found myself taking the long-way to my destinations in my car to get to the next chapter. The reader also does a great job with all the different accents that make the book that more interesting. A definite read for Ludlum fans.

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By chris on 10-23-07

Long and involved spy story with great narration

A rollocking romp through second world war Paris, Moscow and Berlin, intertwined with a modern day plot. Plenty of action, plot twists and turns, and a bold story-line. Kept me absorbed through the whole recording. Brilliant narration and coverage of a wide range of accents with great authenticity. Recommended.

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By Gabriel on 03-30-15

Great Book - will make me read more Ludlum

Would you listen to The Tristan Betrayal again? Why?

Yes, great story and good narration

What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

well narrated and easy to follow

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Tristan Betrayal - Once war ends, the story begins

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