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The Cassandra Compact (Covert-One #2)

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The Cassandra Compact (Covert-One, No. 2)
Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
Published March 15th 2002 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published March 15th 2001)
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Marts  (Thinker)
May 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, thriller
Jon Smith and Randi Russell are involved in a bioweapon thriller...
Ludlum's second novel in the Covert-One series...
Anastasia Pergakis
A wonderful continuation to the Covert One Series. Though written by a separate author than the first book (The Hades Factor), Mr. Shelby keeps true to Robert Ludlum's vision and the tone set up by Gale Lynds in the first book.

I listened to the audio book edition of this book, rather than reading it. I found it an interesting experience and added a new dynamic to the story that I did not have with the first one - actually hearing Jon Smith's and other characters' voices.

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May 27, 2010 rated it it was ok
A conspiracy to steal and alter a smallpox virus to create the ultimate
bio-weapon. This is a follow up to The Hades Factor and another in the
Covert One series. An OK story but the writing is obviously Shelby and not Robert Ludlum.
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Exciting plot and romance. Well narrated and recommended.
Christian, Kelanth, Scala
E' certo, ne sono sicurissimo, si sta rivoltando e girando all'infinito nella sua tomba. Povero Ludlum, poveri quegli scrittori che vengono riportati in vita sulle copertine dei libri per far vendere di più, per riportare sulla carta filoni narrativi

Se ha potuto leggere il suo nome sulla copertina di questo insulso libro non ne può fare a meno. Uno che ha scritto la "trilogia di Bourne" o "Aquitania", solo per citarne due a caso della sua sterminata e vasta vita da scrittore non può avere scritt
Sep 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
There story wasn't easily predictable, and it was fast paced enough to be interesting - but overall not an excellent read.
It wasn't horrible, but it doesn't seem worth recommending to anyone else.
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This review is based on an unabridged audio version of the book read by Paul Michael. I enjoyed this book more than I expected to. In part, I’m sure that was due to Mr. Michael’s excellent narration. He did a great job of differentiating the characters’ voices. The plot is non-stop action, with no time to waste on character development. Why bother, because so many of the characters get killed off anyway, in a variety of spectacular ways. But our hero Jon Smith gets through it all unscathed, popp ...more
Dec 29, 2017 rated it liked it
After Hades, I was hanging out for this one. I finished it, but if anyone is thinking Hades2...think again.
I think Robert has achieved such a standard in Hades that it will be a struggle to do that again.
This book was ok...just lacked the fierce intensity of Hades. The shallow relationships and one level plot was a bit sad.
I’m keeping on with Covert One cos I reckon better is to come!
Go for it Robert!!!
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There was only one Robert Ludlum...and I loved him. Never read a bad or boring book from him. This one will keep you at the edge of your bed (this is where I do most of my reading) from start to finish. Loved it!
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
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