The Janson Directive (Paul Janson #1)
The Janson Directive was first published in 2002, a year after Robert Ludlum’s death. The question of whether he or some hired writers wrote this does not really matter. This book has the qu ...more
i finished this catastrophe of a book.. too tired. Review to come later
My thought at the end of this book was simply this:
My only defense is this book actually started out really well, i read chapters 1-8 and i was thinking "oh shit this is going to be gooood."
Alas this book turned out to be absolutely underwhelming, chock full of middle east stereotypes: starring your favorite recurring themes such as,
westerners are evil "...the caliph was a leader in the struggle against the corruption of th
In this story, the worlds greatest philanthropist, billionaire and all round good guy is kidnapped by terrorists. No ransom is demanded they just want to execute him.
Novak's people call in the one man killing machine Paul Janson. Janson puts to ...more
It starts off with so much promise, but quickly dissolves into the type of anti-American rhetoric frequently promulgated by those on the left side of the political spectrum at home and abroad. Don't get me wrong -- of course America is not perfect and of course it can and should be criticized. Just not this way. It is an insult ...more
Also I kept really irritated by glaring errors that a minimum of researc ...more
The author of 37 novels, Robert Ludlum has been one of the busiest authors in literary circles. The Janson Directive is one of those 5 novels which were credited to Robert Ludlum and published posthumously.
The spy game cost Paul Janson everything that was most important to him, so it would take a lot to lure him back into it. But there is one person to whom Janson owes a huge debt- and he’s calling in his marker. Peter Novak has been kidnapped and faces execution at the ...more
When billionaire philanthropist Peter Novak is kidnapped by a terrorist known as The Caliph, it’s up to Paul Janson—a legend in the notorious U.S. covert agency Consular Operations—to save him. But Janson’s rescue operation goes horribly wrong…and soon Janson is marked for death, the target of a "beyond salvage" order issued from the highest level of the government. Now Janson is running for his life, pursued by Jessica Kincaid, a young agent of astonishing ability who can anticipate and counter...more
As usual Mr Ludlum wastes no time in getting down to action in this non stop thriller. Our hero Paul Janson has reluctantly accepted a mission to rescue a world famous philanthropist from the clutches of a radical terrorist group who has kidnapped him and sentenced him to a beheading in , shall we say 48 hours. Not much time to work but Ludlum is a master at packing everything into a microscope and blowing it up in the shortest order possible and so it is to be once again. Stretching his almost ...more
I have read the Jason Bourne series, and the Covert-One (Lt. Col. J ...more
1) Paul Janson is an awesome protaganist. So awesome in fact that he makes James Bond look like an amateur in CONVENIENTLY FINDING WAYS TO FINAGLE OUT OF EVERY SINGLE JAM HE IS IN. He's damn near flawless. He could make a spaceship out of a rotted jack-o-lantern and a few pieces of scrap metal. Not to mention he knows everything about every single piece of technology that shows up in this story. Tony Stark could learn things from this guy. Yessir, Paul J ...more
Robert Ludlum, come già detto molte volte nelle mie precedenti recensioni è un maestro indiscusso del genere spy-story, tanto da meritarsi l'appellat ...more
This is my first Ludlum book and I am happy to say, I was not disappointed. Infact, this turned out to be a great buy, or as we Indians say, “paisa vasool”, as in your money’s worth. Fast paced storyline, high octane action, fate of the world in balance and the whole shizznit. I have read a few reviews where the reader wanted the action and events to be grounded in reality but personally, I had no such problem. There is a ...more
Paul Janson, the protagonist, left the spy/assassination game only ...more
Narrator: Paul Michael
Publisher: Audio Renaissance, 2002
Length: 20 hours and 36 min.
One of the world's greatest men has been kidnapped! Nobel laureate, financier, and philanthropist Peter Novak - a billionaire committed to fostering global democracy through his Liberty Foundation - has been captured by the Caliph, a near-mythical terrorist who plans to execute him in a matter of days.
Running out of time and hope, Novak's people turn to a man with a h ...more
It wildly succeeds in this--it kept me interested and I finished it despite its ginormous size. It is a book with action sequence after plot twist after action sequence.
Unfortunately, aside from the plot, TJD fails in every other sense. Jessica Kincaid is the most unlikable unintelligently created character I've ever come across in a book, the dialogue is almost unbearable at parts, the story is too unbelievable, and worst of all, this boo ...more
I liked the water-tight prose, which made the book's appea ...more