The Janson Directive
Nobel laureate, international financier, and philanthropist Peter Novak - a billionaire who has committed his life and fortune to fostering democracy around the world through his Liberty Foundation - has been captured by the forces led by the near-mythical terrorist known as The Caliph. Holding Novak in a near impenetrable...more
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
The portrayal of anti-Americanism in this book [which is why it's now my favorite] made me wonder how Ludlum ever got it published. A discussion with a friend a few months ago about the pros and cons of America made it very clear that Americans are incapable of understa...more
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
Also I kept really irritated by glaring errors that a minimum of researc...more
Paul Janson, the protagonist, left the spy/assassination game only...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
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
Running out of time and hope, Novak's people turn to a man with a long history of de...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
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's typical Ludlum: fast-paced intrigue and action on an international scale. Keeps you reading because you "have to" find out who's been pushing all the buttons.
Scary to contemplate that our US Government might actually be orchestrating "projects" under the wire that can have such devastating world-wide effects and that there perhaps are actually such arrogant...more
You get the idea. Great if you...more
As I was reading "The Janson Directive" I found that the plot was extremely interesting and soon got so involved with Mr. Ludlum's world of espionage and intrigue that I could hardly put the book down. Like many other fans of Mr. Ludlum his death marked a dark day for me. I considered him one of the premier writers of this century. While this book is far from being the author's best it is still an entertaining and action packed book with plenty of spins and surpris...more
by Robert Ludlum
It had been a while since I had read any Ludlum so I was very excited to start reading his novels again. I am afraid I quickly lost steam though and by the end I didn't have any desire to write this review. The book was good but there was a point near the middle that I went Oh there we go classic Ludlum and began to pick out similarities to his other books and that made me lose interest in this one. If you like his novels I think you will like this one as well...more
On the strength of this book I ordered the proposed series opener, The Janson Command by Paul Garrison and am eagerly awaiting its arrival...more