War hero and infamous ladies man General MacKenzie Hawkins is a living legend. His life story has even been sold to Hollywood. But now he stands accused of defacing a historic monument in Chinas Forbidden City. Under house arrest in Peking with a case against him pending in Washington, this looks like the end of Macs illustrious career. But he has a plan of his own: kidnap the Pope. Whats the ransom? Just one American dollar--for every Catholic in the world. Add to the mix a slew of shady investors, Macs four persuasive, well-endowed ex-wives, and a young lawyer and fellow soldier who wants nothing more than to return to private life, and readers have in their hands one relentlessly irreverent page-turner.
Praise for Robert Ludlum Dont ever begin a [Robert] Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day.--Chicago Sun-Times Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined.--The New York Times BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robert Ludlums The Bourne Identity.
Colorado Congressman Evan Kendrick is trying to live out his term quietly when a political mole reveals his deepest secret: Kendrick was the anonymous hero who freed the hostages held by Arab terrorists in the American embassy in Masqat, and then silently disappeared. Now, brought into the light, Kendrick is a target, pursued by the terrorists he once outwitted. Together with the beautiful woman who saved his life, Kendrick enters a deadly arena where the only currency is blood, where frightened whispers speak of violence yet to come, and where the fate of the free world may ultimately rest in the powerful hands of a mysterious figure known only as the Mahdi.
Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Icarus Agenda [Robert] Ludlum is light-years beyond his literary competition in piling plot twist upon plot twist, until the mesmerized reader is held captive. . . . Ludlum pulls out all the stops.--Chicago Tribune [An] intricate story of conspiracies within conspiracies . . . Once you start reading you just cant stop.--Library Journal Readers will be hooked.--The New York Times BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robert Ludlums The Bourne Identity.
Reformed from his days of assassination and international conspiracy, Paul Janson has a new mission and a new partner. Working with kickass sharpshooter Jessica Kincaid, he helps other disenchanted covert operatives to be rehabilitated and create new lives. He also accepts independent jobs, but only missions he believes will contribute to the greater good.
Janson takes the job to rescue a doctor who has been kidnapped by West African rebels during an ambush of an American oil service boat. At first, it appears that the doctor's life was spared in order to treat the rebels' wounded leader Ferdinand Poe, a beacon of hope against a cruel dictator. But when the mission goes haywire, Janson realizes he's in the middle of something much bigger. The puppet dictator has anonymous backers with designs on the oil reserves of this struggling nation - and Janson may find he's been fighting for the wrong side the whole time.