The Altman Code - Covert-One, Bk 4 Author:Robert Ludlum, Gayle Lynds When word reaches the President of the United States that a Chinese cargo ship is transporting chemicals to a rogue nation intent on creating new biological weapons, the president knows he must act quick to obtain the proof he needs. — Covert-One agent Jon Smith is sent to rendezvous in Taiwan with another agent who has acquired the ship's tr... more »ue manifest. But before Smith can get the document, he is ambushed, the second agent is murdered, and the evidence is destroyed. Smith escapes with only his life and a verbal message-the president's biological father is still alive, held prisoner by the Chinese for fifty years. As the mysterious ship draws closer to its end port, Smith is losing time in uncovering the truth about the vessel and its cargo-a truth that probes the secrets of the Chinese ruling party, the faction in Washington working to undermine the elected government, and the international cabal who is thrusting the world to the brink of war...« less
To say that this book is fast-paced would be an understatement! Jon Smith, Covert-One operative for the White House is also a bio-molecular scientist as well as an army lieutenant colonel, and is attending a scientific conference in Taiwan when he is ordered by his White House handler, to go to a small island and retrieve a manifest for a cargo ship heading from China to Iraq. Seemed to be a simple enough assignment, but was only the beginning of this harrowing story. The agent he met was gunned down right in front of him and he barely escaped with his own life, and without the document he went there for.
This important document was the crux of this whole story....everyone wanted it!!
I could hardly put this book down! If you like spy thrillers, please pick this one up.