In THE MATARESE CIRCLE, a century-old conspiracy to create chaos in the world is uncovered by superagent Baywolf Agate and his Russian counterpart. Hunted by their own secret agencies, they chase all over the world seeking the root of this ultimate evil in an attempt to stop the momentum. Stephen Lang's deep, emotive voice draws the listener into the web of deceit and conspiracy, which involves every facet of the world's economy and politics. Lang's performance captures the tension between good and evil that Ludlum has created. This tension, combined with the plot, becomes an unstoppable force that feeds upon itself until it erupts in the destruction of the Matarese, for now. M.B.K
America's top suspence novelist takes ob two supreme challenges; TO DEPICT CONVINCINGLY A PAIR OF GENIUSES AND TO CONFRONT THEM WITH A SEEMING IMPOSSIBLE TASK- ALMOST UNAIDED, TO SAVE WESTERN CIVILIZATION.
This Ludlum book really is a thriller; good reading. Not a new book so I can't remember exactly what the storyline is. I have it for several years intending to read it again but decided to list it here.
I think this is Ludlum's best -- a tale of two archenemies recognizing a global threat and reluctantly (but urgently) joining forces at the height of the Cold War. I had trouble putting it down both times I read it.
A great fast paced & suspenseful espionage thriller. An international organization of killers is threatening to plunge the world into chaos by assassination & terror. Now two super-agents, one CIA & the other KGB (and longstanding personal enemies) must work together and find & destroy this group before they succeed.
Back cover: Only two rival spies--and one mysterious woman--can stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talaniekov, KGB. They share a genius for espionage--and a life of terror and explosive violence. Sworn enemies, they have vowed to terminate each other--yet now they must become allies. Because only they possess the brutal skills and ice-cold nerves vital to destroy an international circle of killers, the Matarese.
The Matarese killers will take over the world within two years!
Only two rival spies--and one mysterious woman--can stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talantekov, KGB. They share a genius for espionage--and a life of terror and explosive violence. Sworn enemies, they have vowed to terminate each other--yet now they must become allies. Because only they possess the brual skills and ice-cold nerves vital to destroy an international circle of killers, the Matarese.
GUARANTEED TO CLUE THE SEAT OF THE PANTS TO THE SEAT OF THECHAIR FOR HOURS OF BREATHLESS ACTION - Philadelpha Buletin.
IN THIS GRIPPING BESTSELLER, ROBERT LUDLUM SPINS A WEB OF SUSPENCE AND HIGH-STAKES INTRIGUE AS TWO MEN WHO ARE SWORN MORTAL ENEMIES MUST COOPERATE IN ORDER TO FOIL A SINISTER PLOT TO TOPPLE THE WORLD'S GOVERNMENTS. FROM OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE IRON CURTAIN, THESE TWO HARD-BITEN PROFESSIONALS ARE THE BEST AT WHAT THEY DO. AND THEY DO WHATEVER IS NECESSARY. WITH A SPECIAL DRAMATIC READING BY MARTIN BALSAM, THIS DOUBLE-CASSETTE ABRIDGMENT SWEEPS YOU INTO THE WORLD OF THE MASTER OF MODERN ESPIONAGE.
THE MATARESE CIRCLE--A SHADOWY GROUPING OF THE MOST RUTHLESS TERRORISTS IN HISTORY. THEY HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR COUNTLESS ASSASSINATIONS AND MASSACRES THROUGHOUT THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, BUT NONE AS HORRIFYING AS THEIR PLAN TO THROW THE SUPEROWERS INTO CHAOS BEFORE MAKING THEIR BOLDEST MOVE....