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Publisher's Summary

On the dark waterside docks of Shanghai, a photographer is recording cargo being secretly loaded when he's brutally killed and his camera destroyed. Shortly thereafter Covert-One director Fred Klein brings the word to the President that there's a Chinese cargo ship rumored to be carrying tons of chemicals to be used by a rogue nation to create new biological weapons. Klein is ordered to get the President solid proof of what the Chinese ship is ferrying. Covert-One agent Jon Smith is sent to Taiwan to meet with another agent who has acquired the ship's true manifest. But before Smith can get it, they are ambushed, the second agent is murdered, the proof is destroyed, and Smith escapes with only his life and scant clues to mystery behind the cargo ship. As the Chinese cargo ship draws ever closer to its end port, Smith must race against the clock to uncover the truth about the ship and its cargo, a truth that probes the deepest secrets of the Chinese ruling party, the faction in Washington working to undermine the elected government, and the international cabal who is thrusting the world to the very brink of war.
©2003 Myn Pyn, LLC (P)2003 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Lawrence on 12-06-12

Another WOW!

I got so wrapped up in the story as it started to conclude. Almost all the "Baddies" remained undercover right to the last. I recommend this series very highly. I've been listening to the Audiobooks while I hike, which I do 3 to 5 days a week. As the story was starting to close I was nearing the end to my hike. Knowing that I only had a few more minutes before the end, and being back at the trail head I had to turn around and go back about 1/2 a mile and return a second time just to finish the story. I'm glad I did but now into the next adventure.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Harris on 07-03-03

Visiting an Old Friend

I was saddened in the recent past to read of Robert Ludlum's passing. Therefore, I was surprised to realize that there are still some of his novels left to be published. Ludlum's plots though predictable after reading a number of them, are so much fun and so exciting that their predictability take a back seat. His novels are also wonderful travelogues, taking you to some seldom visited parts of the world and giving the reader insight into the character and people in exotic places.

If you are listening to an Ludlum novel for the first time you will find it fast moving and rewarding. If you are a repeat visitor it will be like "old home week"... Enjoy!

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23 of 27 people found this review helpful

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1 out of 5 stars
By Robo-pop on 08-26-10

Awful

I only post this review so no one else wastes their time like I did. A terrible book. A terrible read. Robert Ludlum must have been asleep when Gayle Lynds wrote this. A shame.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Sharon on 12-28-09

very good

Really enjoyed.

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