Robert Ludlum's The Janus Reprisal

Robert Ludlum's The Janus Reprisal

Book - 2012
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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 activated only as a last resort, when the threat is on a global scale and time is running out.
It begins with a terrorist attack. Covert-One operative Colonel Jon Smith is attending a conference in The Hague on infectious diseases, together with leading scientists and political figures from around the world. Without warning, the conference hotel is consumed in a bloodbath. Smith is caught in the crossfire and barely escapes . . . but not before discovering a picture of himself and two other targets in the pocket of one of the shooters.
But the hotel is not the only location under attack in The Hague. Bombs are going off at the train station, the airport, and the International Criminal Court, where Pakistani warlord Oman Dattar is being held while he's tried for crimes against humanity. In the resulting chaos, the prisoner escapes.
Dattar nurses a special hatred for the United States and its allies. With his freedom, and access to a mysterious new weapon, Dattar puts in motion a murderous, ambitious plot to exact his revenge and bring down the West once and for all--unless Covert-One can stop him.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2012.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780446539845
Branch Call Number: FIC Freve
Characteristics: 356 pages
Additional Contributors: Ludlum, Robert 1927-2001.
Alternative Title: Janus reprisal


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Jul 11, 2018

Very well written and equally inspiring novel. Not only was the novel full of suspense but the author portrayed the character personalities nicely. The protagonist’s involvement in medicine helped professional readers relate to the terminology. His ability to utilize ammunition also corroborated his accommodation and assimilation capabilities. More importantly, his caring personality substantiates his compliance with the Hippocratic Oath as a medical expert - an oath necessitating physicians to protect the life of humans. Rebecca Nolan’s characteristics appeared bizarre in the absence of the flight syndrome; and this in itself raised significant skepticism about her personality. What seemed awe-inspiring was her reactions to threat…the initial defiance followed by compliance. Nonetheless, the reader’s interest dissipated after the appearances of Dattar, Khalil and their unrealistic expeditions; and the story gets boring because their activities only convinced the reader that they could outsmart the FBI, CIA and NYPD.

Aug 30, 2013

As for Covert One series books, or for Jason Bourne readers, and Ludlum fans, this particular book is gripping, pulling you in from the start, satisfying your crave for action and suspense. It's a brilliant edition to read. Highly recommended..

Jul 07, 2013

Action packed on each page with plotting similar to Ludlam's. If you like Lee Child novels this thriller will satisfy you too. The heroes are like that pink battery run bunny who just keeps going despite life threatening assaults. Suitable for teens, especially boys because of its male characters and action plot. I think I may have found another author to add to my list of preferred authors.

Jan 15, 2013

Another great Covert One member.


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Jan 15, 2013

Other: A few typos he instead of she in reference to Randi Russell.

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