Robert Ludlum's The Arctic Event
Author(s): James Cobb
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 War.
A whole new generation have now discovered the genius of Robert Ludlum. Through his bestselling novels, the blockbuster Bourne films and Erik Lustbader's thrilling sequel, THE BOURNE LEGACY, the Ludlum name is at a new peak of popularity. The Covert-One series brings a fresh and more technological edge to the Ludlum canon, featuring a top-secret team of political and technical experts who fight corruption and conspiracy at the highest and most dangerous levels of society. Over 220 million copies of Ludlum's novels have been sold in 40 countries and 32 different languages. 'A writer who bests the bestsellers' DAILY TELEGRAPH
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, Washington.
- : 9780752876412
- : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
- : Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- : October 2007
- : 234mm X 153mm X 28mm
- : United Kingdom
- : books
- : James Cobb
- : Paperback
- : Export ed
- : 400