The Tristan Betrayal

  • by Robert Ludlum
  • Narrated by Paul Michael
  • 16 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

"The fast-paced plot reflects Ludlum's genuine knack for constructing good stories´┐Ż" (Booklist)


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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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- Charlotte Cox

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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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-31-2003
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio