Robert Ludlum's"The Altman Code" : A Covert-one Novel
On the dark waterside docks of Shanghai, a photographer records cargo being secretly loaded. He's brutally killed and his camera destroyed. Two weeks later on the dangerous high seas, the U.S. Navy covertly tracks a Chinese ship rumoured to carry tons of chemicals to create biological weapons of mass-destruction. The President cannot let the ship reach its destination - a rogue Middle East nation. But he doesn't want the navy to attack and board it either, because decades of negotiations with China have at long last yielded a landmark human rights agreement that China is willing to sign. Covert-One operative Jon Smith is brought in to find solid proof of what the Chinese ship is ferrying. Then an agent is murdered and vital evidence destroyed. Smith must find the truth about the ship, a truth that probes the deepest secrets of the Chinese ruling party...
- 129 x 143 x 25mm | 215g
- 01 Apr 2004
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
'The prose style is detailed and atmospheric, and Don Leslie reds with gusto.' THE SCOTSMAN
About Robert Ludlum
After a successful career in the theatre, Robert Ludlum launched his career as a best-selling writer with THE SCARLATTI INHERITANCE in 1971, the first of twenty-two consecutive international bestsellers. Robert sadly passed away in March 2001. Gayle Lynds is the co-author of three Covert-One novels and is the author of several bestselling thrillers. Gayle Lynds is the co-author of three Covert-One novels and is the author of several bestselling thrillers.