Robert Ludlum's The Ares Decision

Robert Ludlum's The Ares Decision

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Grand Central Pub
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--only activated as a last resort, when the threat is on a global scale and time is running out.

In northern Uganda, an American special forces team is decimated by a group of normally peaceful farmers. Video of the attack shows even women and children possessing almost supernatural speed and strength, consumed with a rage that makes them immune to pain, fear, and all but the most devastating injuries.

Covert-One's top operative, army microbiologist Colonel Jon Smith, is sent to investigate the attack and finds evidence of a parasitic infection that for centuries has been causing violent insanity and then going dormant. This time, though, it's different. The parasite had been purposely kept alive and crudely transmitted in acts of terrorism. Now the director of Iranian Intelligence is in Uganda trying to obtain this biological weapon to unleash it on the West.

Smith and his team are ambushed and cut off from all outside support just as they begin to suspect that forces much more powerful than the Iranians are in play-forces that can be traced to Washington itself.



Baker & Taylor
Microbiologist Colonel Jon Smith is sent with his fellow Covert-One operatives to discover why an American special forces team was savagely attacked and decimated by the normally peaceful residents of a farming village in northern Uganda.

Hachette Book Group
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--only activated as a last resort, when the threat is on a global scale and time is running out.

In northern Uganda, an American special forces team is decimated by a group of normally peaceful farmers. Video of the attack shows even women and children possessing almost supernatural speed and strength, consumed with a rage that makes them immune to pain, fear, and all but the most devastating injuries.

Covert-One's top operative, army microbiologist Colonel Jon Smith, is sent to investigate the attack and finds evidence of a parasitic infection that for centuries has been causing violent insanity and then going dormant. This time, though, it's different. The parasite had been purposely kept alive and crudely transmitted in acts of terrorism. Now the director of Iranian Intelligence is in Uganda trying to obtain this biological weapon to unleash it on the West.

Smith and his team are ambushed and cut off from all outside support just as they begin to suspect that forces much more powerful than the Iranians are in play-forces that can be traced to Washington itself.



Baker
& Taylor

The New York Times best-selling author of Rising Phoenix offers the latest thriller based on the series created by the late Robert Ludlum which details the exploits of the members of a top-secret U.S. agency who fight corruption and conspiracy. 300,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446699082
044669908X
Characteristics: 426 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Ares decision

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jmd3621
Jun 25, 2016

Great book. Keep my attention from the first page to the last.

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Eil_1
Feb 19, 2016

I rented this book thinking the author was Ludlum (my mistake). Mills did a terrific job - a unique plot, interesting characters, and non-stop action.

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Mommies2
Dec 12, 2011

Great action. My be scientific but does not take away from story. I will be going back to read previous Covert One novels

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