The Janson Directive Author:Robert Ludlum Nobel laureate, financier, and philanthropist Peter Novak -- a billionaire sommitted 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 history of defeating impos... more »sible odds: Paul Janson. For decades, Janson was a legendary covert operative and assassin. Now he has retired, and nothing could lute him back -- nothing except Peter Novak, who once saved Janson's life.
Backed by the considerable resources of the Liberty Foundation, Janson assembles a crack team to rescue Novak from his fortress prison. But the operation goes horribly wrong and Janson is marked for death, the target of a "beyond salvage" order.
Now he is running for his life, pursued by Jessica Kincaid, an agent who, as a student of Janson's own lethal arsenal of tactics, can anticipate his every move. To survive, Janson must outrace a conspiracy that has gone beyond the control of its creators. To win, he must counter it with a conspiracy of his own. Janson's only hope is to uncover the nearly unimaginable truth behind these events -- a secret that has the power to fomentwars, topple governments, and change the course of history.« less