Robert Ludlum's(TM) The Ares Decision : Covert One

  • by Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by Jeff Woodman
  • Series: Covert One
  • 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With U.S. intelligence agencies wracked by internal power struggles and paralyzed by bureaucracy, the President was forced to establish his own clandestine group-Covert-One. It is only activated as a last resort, when the threat is on a global scale and time is running out.
In northern Uganda, an American special forces team is decimated by a group of normally peaceful farmers. Video of the attack shows even women and children possessing almost supernatural speed and strength, consumed with a rage that makes them immune to pain, fear, and all but the most devastating injuries.
Covert-One's top operative, army microbiologist Colonel Jon Smith, is sent to investigate the attack and finds evidence of a parasitic infection that for centuries has been causing violent insanity and then going dormant. This time, though, it's different. The parasite had been purposely kept alive and crudely transmitted in acts of terrorism. Now the director of Iranian Intelligence is in Uganda trying to obtain this biological weapon to unleash it on the West.
Smith and his team are ambushed and cut off from all outside support just as they begin to suspect that forces much more powerful than the Iranians are in play-forces that can be traced to Washington itself.

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Great Book

I was skepticle since I didn't really like the last book for Covert One written by James Cobb but Kyle Mills did an excellant job. He brought back Marty, Peter and Randi. It was fast paced and a good read.
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I swore I'd never read another Ludlum novel

I listened to The Ares Decision when I learned that Kyle Mills would write at least 3 novels in Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series. My sole purpose was to try to determine Mills' capability as an espionage thriller writer. It's an excellent novel, but not up to Flynn's standards. Thankfully when The Survivor was released it did not disappoint. I've mostly listened to Jeff Woodman narrate lighter fare and was surprised with his outstanding narration of this novel
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- Wayne "I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2011
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio