Robert Ludlum's The Moscow Vector: A Covert-one Novel

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Wheeler Pub., 2005 - Fiction - 709 pages
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An American scientist is contacted by a Russian colleague who is concerned about a small cluster of deaths in Moscow and the Russian government's refusal to publicly release any information on the the outbreak. When they meet to pass on case notes and samples, they are attacked. Covert-One operative, Lt. Col. Jon Smith is dispatched to Prague to rescue the American scientist, when several highly placed figures in the U. S. government become ill with a mysterious illness that bears a close resemblance to the disease the Russian described.... it is the perfect assassination tool... a bioweapon that, using each target's DNA, is detectable, unstoppable, and incurable. With few clues and little time the mysterious figure at the center of the plot must be found.

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User Review  - ZoharLaor - LibraryThing

Having read all of Ludlum's books, this was the first "inspired by" novel that I read. The novel starts slowly, and keeps on going a bit faster, and ends very fast paced. I liked the book and it does ... Read full review

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User Review  - PointedPundit - LibraryThing

Don’t bother; it is not worth the Time At first, the deaths thought to be insignificant. Then a pattern is recognized. Someone is killing the top Russian specialists in every Western intelligence ... Read full review

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Patrick Larkin is the author of" Robert Ludlum's The Lazarus Vendetta" and "The Tribune", as well as the co-author of five bestselling thrillers with Larry Bond. He lives in northern California with his family.

Robert Ludlum was born May 25, 1927 in New York City. He enlisted in the Marines at the age of eighteen and received a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1951. He began acting professionally at the age of sixteen in the 1943 Broadway production of Junior Miss. He also had roles in summer stock and appeared in over 200 television dramas for such live programs as Studio One and Kraft Television Theater. He then tried producing with the 1956 Broadway production of The Owl and the Pussycat. He took the play, four years later, to his creation of Shopping-Center Theater at Playhouse-on-the-Mall in Paramus, New Jersey. His first novel, The Scarlatti Inheritance, was published in 1971. His other works include The Matlock Paper, The Chancellor Manuscript, The Bourne Identity, The Scorpio Illusion, The Matarese Countdown, and The Bancroft Strategy. He also wrote under the pseudonyms Jonathan Ryder and Michael Shepherd. He died on March 12, 2001 at the age of 74.

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