The Prometheus Deception

The Prometheus Deception

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  • Paperback | 768 pages
  • ISIS Publishing
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New ed of Large print ed
  • 0753165562
  • 9780753165560

Review Text

Nicholas Bryson works for an American intelligence organization so covert that even the CIA and M16 don't know of its existence, handling missions that are beyond the remit of those larger, official organizations. But when one of his operations goes horribly wrong, he is lucky to escape with his life, and he soon finds that he is forced into retirement by his boss. He adopts a new life and identity and leaves the past behind him, until the CIA force him back, by revealing that his past employers were Russian. He sets out to investigate the 'Directorate', hoping to discover the truth behind his past life. As he goes undercover, he finds assassins waiting for him on every corner and the truth becomes more and more elusive as the plot deepens. The issue becomes personal for Bryson; he wants answers to a plethora of questions - how did his parent die, and what happened to his wife? Soon he is chasing all over Europe and America in order to solve the Prometheus deception. Ludlam is undoubtedly the master of the spy thriller. He throws the reader straight into the plot and the pace starts as it continues - as Bryson is flipped backwards and forwards like a ping pong ball between the major players. As usual Ludlam's prose is tight, and every detail has been thoroughly researched to make the scenarios plausible. Although his hero is morally upright he is not averse to killing in self-defence, although one occasionally has to suspend belief - Nicholas Bryson is a superhero. This is more than a Cold War story, and the outcome is chillingly topical. (Kirkus UK)show more

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