Robert Ludlum's The Arctic Event

Robert Ludlum's The Arctic Event : A Covert-One Novel

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On a desolate island deep within the Canadian Arctic, a scientific expedition photograph the wreckage of a bomber on a mountain glacier. To the world at large, the half-century old aeroplane is merely a relic of the early Cold War. Only a handful of insiders know that it still represents a major threat to civilization, as the aircraft is a Soviet Air Force biological warfare platform, still armed with two tons of active weaponized anthrax. Lieutenant Colonel Jon Smith of Covert-One - the personal action arm of the President of the United States - is assigned to lead CIA agent Randi Russell and the lovely, but lethal, weapons expert, Professor Valentina Metrace to secure the site. But on the island Smith and his team find themselves confronted with a traitor from within their ranks. Cut off from all outside aid, the operatives must struggle against both betrayal and the brutal polar environment. Gradually they become aware that something else exists within the hulk of the ancient bomber: a secret potentially more devastating than even the plane's warload, and one that could bring about both a cataclysmic revision of global history and serve as the trigger for a Third World more

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  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 154 x 236 x 38mm | 762.03g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752876406
  • 9780752876405
  • 1,217,481

About James Cobb

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. After a successful career in the theatre, Robert Ludlum turned to novel writing with THE SCARLATTI INHERITANCE in 1971, the first of a string of consecutive international bestsellers. James Cobb is the author of, amongst others, the Amanda Lee Garrett thrillers and is an avid student of military history and technology. He is a member of the United States Naval Institute and the Navy League. He lives in Tacoma, more

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"...high-octane action - bags of it, leavened with the kind of narrative energy that made Ludlum's thrillers such invigorating experiences. It's a page-turner - Cobb has the measure of his late mentor." Good Book Guideshow more

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