Robert Ludlum's the Altman Code (Mass Market Paperbound)
Covert-One agent Jon Smith is sent to rendezvous in Taiwan with another agent who has acquired the ship's true manifest. But before Smith can get the document, he is ambushed, the second agent is murdered, and the evidence is destroyed. Smith escapes with only his life and a verbal message: The President's biological father is still alive, held prisoner by the Chinese for fifty years. As the mysterious ship draws closer to its end port, Smith is losing time in uncovering the truth about the vessel and its cargo--a truth that probes the secrets of the Chinese ruling party, a faction in Washington working to undermine the elected government, and an international cabal thrusting the world to the brink of war...
About the Author
Gayle Lynds is the bestselling author of several thrillers including Masquerade and The Coil. With Robert Ludlum, she authored three of the bestselling Covert-One novels: The Hades Factor, The Paris Option and The Altman Code. Before becoming a full-time novelist, she had a varied career including stints as a journalist, an editor, and a military think tank where she held a Top Secret clearance. She recently co-founded the International Thriller Writers (ITW). She lives in Santa Barbara, California.
ROBERT LUDLUM was the author of twenty-one novels, each one a New York Times bestseller. There are more than 210 million of his books in print, and they have been translated into thirty-two languages. Ludlum passed away in March 2001.
JAMES H. COBB, a longtime mystery/thriller writer, is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound and 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 the Pacific Northwest.
“Ludlum is light years beyond his literary competition in piling plot twist upon plot twist, until the mesmerized reader is held captive...[He] dominates the field in strong, tightly plotted, adventure-drenched thrillers. Ludlum pulls out all the stops and dazzles his readers.”—Chicago Tribune
”Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six pack of thriller writers combined.”—The New York Times
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“A pop hit...that should bounce right up the bestseller lists.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Gripping...robust writing and a breakneck pace.”—Boston Herald