ROBERT LUDLUM's novels have been published in thirty-two languages and forty countries. Read by hundreds of millions worldwide, his Covert-One books include The Hades Factor, The Moscow Vector, The Altman Code, The Paris Option, and The Cassandra Compact--all available from St. Martin's Paperbacks.Patrick Larkin is the author of The Tribune as well as the co-author of five bestselling thrillers with Larry Bond, including Red Phoenix and The Enemy Within. He lives in northern California with his family.
"Ludlum is light years beyond his literary competition in piling plot twist upon plot twist, until the mesmerized reader is held captive...[He] dominates the field in strong, tightly plotted, adventure-drenched thrillers. Ludlum pulls out all the stops and dazzles his readers." --Chicago Tribune"Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six pack of thriller writers combined." --The New York Times"Reading a Ludlum novel is like watching a James Bond film." --Entertainment Weekly"Welcome to Robert Ludlum's world...fast pacing, tight plotting, international intrigue." --The Plain Dealer"Robert Ludlum is the master of gripping, fast-moving intrigue. He is unsurpassed at weaving a tapestry of stunningly diverse figures, then assembling them in a sequence so gripping that the reader's attention never wavers." --The Daily Oklahoman"Don't ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day." --Chicago Sun-Times"If a Pulitzer Prize were awarded for escapist fiction, Robert Ludlum undoubtedly would have won it. Ten times over." --Mobile Register"An exciting medical-military thriller that moves at a rapid pace to its climax...an exciting new series." --Midwest Book Review"A pop hit...that should bounce right up the bestseller lists." --Kirkus Reviews"Gripping...robust writing and a breakneck pace." --Boston Herald