Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Utopia Experiment

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Grand Central Publishing, Mar 26, 2013 - Fiction - 432 pages
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With U.S. intelligence agencies wracked by internal power struggles and paralyzed by bureaucracy, the president has been forced to establish his own clandestine group--Covert-One. It's activated only as a last resort, when the threat is on a global scale and time is running out.
When Dresner Industries unveils the Merge, a device that is destined to revolutionize the world and make the personal computer and smartphone obsolete, Covert-One operative Colonel Jon Smith is assigned to assess its military potential. He discovers that enhanced vision, real-time battlefield displays, unbreakable security, and near-perfect marksmanship are only the beginning of a technology that will change the face of warfare forever--and one that must be kept out of the hands of America's enemies at all costs.
Meanwhile, in the mountains of Afghanistan, CIA operative Randi Russell encounters an entire village of murdered Afghans--all equipped with enhanced Merge technology that even the Agency didn't know existed. As Smith and Russell delve into the circumstances surrounding the Afghans' deaths, they're quickly blocked by someone who seems to have access to the highest levels of the military--a person that even the president knows nothing about.
Is the Merge really as secure as its creator claims? And what secrets about its development is the Pentagon so desperate to hide? Smith and Russell are determined to learn the truth. But they may pay for it with their lives . . .

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It is fast-paced without mindless action scenes. - Goodreads
Plus I grew tired of the "action scenes" - Goodreads
The plot was solid and carried through to the end. - Goodreads

Review: The Utopia Experiment (Covert-One #10)

User Review  - Ann - Goodreads

I've been following Jon Smith, Randi Russell, Marty Zellerback, and Peter Howell since The Hades Factor, without fail. This group always deliver. Although the plot in some of the Covert One books are ... Read full review

Review: The Utopia Experiment (Covert-One #10)

User Review  - Dean C. Moore - Goodreads

Ironically, this is the first Ludlum novel I've read. I say ironically because he's been dead over ten years now and this is one of the books penned by the writers tasked with carrying on the ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

KYLE MILLS is a New York Times bestselling author of over 10 novels including Rising Phoenix and Lords of Corruption. He lives with his wife in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where they spend their off-hours skiing, rock climbing, and mountain biking.

ROBERT LUDLUM was the author of twenty-seven novels, each one a New York Times bestseller. There are more than 225 million of his books in print, and they have been translated into thirty-two languages. He is the author of The Scarlatti Inheritance, The Chancellor Manuscript, and the Jason Bourne series--The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum--among others. Mr. Ludlum passed away in March 2001. To learn more, visit

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