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Free eBook THE LAZARUS VENDETTA (A Covert-One Novel) download ISBN: 0752864033
Author: Patrick Larkin
Publisher: Orion; Open Market Ed edition (2005)
Language: English
Pages: 432
Category: Unexplained Phenomenons
Subcategory: Thrillers and Suspense
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The Lazarus Vendetta is the fifth book in The Covert One Series created by Robert Ludlum and written in conjunction .

The Lazarus Vendetta is the fifth book in The Covert One Series created by Robert Ludlum and written in conjunction with other authors. This is the first of the stories written by Patrick Larkin, and the results while acceptable, are not overtly impressive. My main complaint is that the story itself is too far-fetched and unbelievable. In fact, although this is Covert One I only remember fragments of the first one and can't recall much from the others.

Patrick Larkin has written an excellent and exciting addition to the Covert-One series created by Robert . But this my third novel about Jon Smith and Covert one. So far they have been very similar.

Patrick Larkin has written an excellent and exciting addition to the Covert-One series created by Robert Ludlum shortly before his death. The central protagonist is Army Lt. Colonel Jon Smith . who was first introduced to readers in THE HADES FACTOR, the very fast paced initial book in the series.

Series created by Robert Ludlum. For the past three decades Robert Ludlum's bestselling novels have been enjoyed by hundreds of millions of readers worldwide and have set the standard against which all other thrillers are measured. His Covert-One series has been among his most beloved creations and now comes the latest thrilling novel in the series. The Lazarus Movement, the dominant force in the eco-conscious, "anti-technology" protest movement, has sent rumblings down the halls of the world's intelligence agencies.

Series created by. Robert ludlum. Written by. Patrick larkin. St. martin’s griffin new york. Robert ludlum’s the lazarus vendetta.

His Covert-One series has been among his most beloved creations and now comes another . Robert Ludlum's The Cassandra Compact: A Covert-One Novel.

His Covert-One series has been among his most beloved creations and now comes another thrilling novel in the series. Led by a mysterious, never-seen figure known only as Lazarus, this increasingly prominent group is believed by some to be preparing a bold strike. The Sigma Protocol: A Novel.

His Covert-One series has been among his most beloved creations and now comes the latest thrilling novel in the . Jon Smith is activated by Covert-One to find and uncover the truth about Lazarus where all others have failed.

His Covert-One series has been among his most beloved creations and now comes the latest thrilling novel in the series. As Smith slowly uncovers the deadly underpinnings of the group, he soon learns that the Lazarus Movement is only the very tip of the iceberg in a deadly scheme that threatens billions of lives and will forever change the nature of the world itself.

The Lazarus Vendetta (with Patrick Larkin) (2004). The Moscow Vector (with Patrick Larkin) (2005).

The Covert-One series is a sequence of thriller novels written by several authors after the death of Robert Ludlum, presumably according to some of his ideas. The books feature a team of political and technical experts, belonging to a top-secret . agency called Covert-One, who fight corruption, conspiracy, and bioweaponry at the highest levels of society. The Lazarus Vendetta (with Patrick Larkin) (2004). The Arctic Event (by James H. Cobb) (2007). The Ares Decision (by Kyle Mills) (2011).

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This technothriller is part of a series created by the late Robert Ludlum, concerning the activities of Covert-One, a top-secret intelligence agency that responds to biowarfare threats and answers directly to the President. The Lazarus Movement is an environmental group that provides a cover for a scientist's deadly, megalo
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Anicasalar
There are plenty of other in depth reviews here, so I'll keep this short. This was another good read with plenty of twists and turns. It featured RL's usual nail biting - how will John Smith get out of this one, and of course he always does. Probably on the down side, I feel Ludlum sometimes gets a bit carried away with the nitty gritty technical stuff, and I find myself skipping a few lines to get back to the real story. (He came on a bit strong with the Nano techy stuff for me). However I'm a bit of a fan for his Covert One series, and as I said above, this is a good read with JS saving the world - again. One of the really great things about these is the ease to read.
Questanthr
Another excellent book on the exploits of Dr. Jon Smith and company. The plot was put together exclusively with Jon involved from the start. The story then unravels from there. As always the story is told and put together beautifully and keeps you involved from start to finish. On next to the next Jon Smith adventure. Thanks !!!
Kea
Patrick Larkin has written an excellent and exciting addition to the Covert-One series created by Robert Ludlum shortly before his death. The central protagonist is Army Lt. Colonel Jon Smith M.D., who was first introduced to readers in THE HADES FACTOR, the very fast paced initial book in the series. The other characters familiar to readers of previous books in the series include CIA agent Randi Russell and the British ex-MI6 operative Peter Howells, who team with Smith as he attempts to penetrate the secrecy surrounding the goals and leadership of an environmental group known as The Lazarus Movement. Fred Klein remains Smith's boss as the head of the ultra clandestine Covert-One operation that reports directly to President Sam Castilla; its very existence continues to be kept secret from not only Randi and Peter but even from the CIA and FBI as well as Congress.

This book follows the classic Ludlum style, a thriller combining fast paced action, a convoluted plot and a few individuals fighting seemingly far more powerful shadowy forces; all these elements linked by a conspiracy that apparently involves high level government operatives. In brief, the original focus of The Lazarus Movement on peaceful reform of environmental policies on a worldwide basis has gradually been replaced by an increasingly strident emphasis on anti-technology protests and an activist agenda of protests and demonstrations in support of its demands for the adoption of its radical eco-conscious agenda. Despite the intense efforts of governmental intelligence agencies around the world, they have been unable to discover either the location of the organization's headquarters or the identity of its leader, a shadowy figure known only as Lazarus. Suddenly, violence strikes a remote Lazarus agriculture experiment in rural Africa; this event seems to legitimize the organization's claims of persecution at the hands of the governments who oppose its anti-development agenda and further energizes the activists who increasingly dominate the Movement.

A major demonstration is planned to protest the scientific research being conducted at the Teller Institute for Advanced Technology in Sante Fe, New Mexico. This research involves some of the most highly classified and leading edge projects in the field of nanotechnology, the intersection of biology, chemistry and physics; projects whose potential to create machines so small that they could penetrate human cells and so powerful that they could be programmed to change structures at the subatomic level had allowed conspiracy theorists to sow fear with regard to both their misuse and their ability to eventually escape the control of the scientists who had created them. As the protesters assemble, apparently well orchestrated violence ensues which results in the deaths of many of the protesters, supposedly as the result of the inadvertent release of fatal nanophages under development at the Institute.

This story is an action filled thriller which uses nanotechnology as the key element of its story line, rather than a scientific thrller per se in the mold of Michael Crichton's PREY, which was a story utilized by Crichton to both inform the reader in detail about the technology and also aggressively promote his viewpoint concerning the need for scientific safeguards to be established with regard to such research. (See my review of PREY dated 12/2/2002 for a discussion of this issue.) This novel in contrast contains only peripheral discussion of the complex issues raised by the rise of cloning, genetic manipulation, and nanontechnology, such as when one character wonders "whether the speed of these advances...offers imperfect men too much power over themselves and over nature". However, these regerences only serve to further the plot, there is neither a deep examination of the technology nor an extensive and explicit philosophophical examination of the moral and ethical dilemmas the developers of such technology might encounter or the government's role in such development.

I highly recommend this book for readers who like action thrillers where the plot is revealed through the adventures of the protagonists rather than through extensive background provided by the author. (There is sufficient background information woven into the narrative for readers unfamiliar with the Covert-One series to thoroughly enjoy this book on a read alone basis, although the nuances of the character developments in those books will obviously be lost.) I was swept along by the compressed time frame of the story. Wih the exception of the prologue and epilogue all of the action takes place within a six day period. I have only two reservations - which are the reasons that I did not rate it five stars although I was very tempted to do so given how much I enjoyed it. First, and most importantly, even for a book of this genre there is an incredible amount of violence, some of it very graphic. While it is not sensationalist in nature and is in fact essential to the storyline, I nevertheless found the detailed description of the effect of the nanophage attacks on their victims sufficiently gruesome and sickening (despite their brevity) to downgrade the rating slightly. In addition, some of the exploits of Smith and his asociates bordered on the "superhero" variety rather than the merely heroic. In summary, this book ison a par with the best action thrillers that I have read recently, especially in that it avoids the overly detailed background information increasingly provided by authors in an attempt to promote a feeling of realism but which concomitantlyslows down the pace and therefore unavoidably detracts from my enjoyment of so many recent stories of this genre.

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Zan
Fast paced read. But this my third novel about Jon Smith and Covert one. So far they have been very similar. I do like them and my negative review is a small one. If you enjoy Robert Ludlum which I do then you will enjoy this series.
Flas
Another great read from Robert Ludlum. Enough consistency of characters and rich description of places and settings to make a fan comfortable, while riding a roller coaster of Acton and plot twists. Ludlum is the master of the spy, adventure, action story.
Kajishakar
Great read. Suspense, facts, wonder.
Larosa
As an engineer i thought it was gripping, realistic (maybe too much), and an engrossing read, as all the C/O novels have been
Lt. Col. Jon Smith is a great character.... hope they do not stop the series