- Taschenbuch: 544 Seiten
- Verlag: Grand Central Publishing (28. August 2012)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0446618780
- ISBN-13: 978-0446618786
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,8 x 3,2 x 17,1 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 327.465 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Robert Ludlum's(TM) The Ares Decision (Covert-One series, Band 8) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 28. August 2012
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"The fun...[is] finding out how [our heroes] will manage to overcome a new batch of seemingly insurmountable odds. Fast paced, exciting, and boasting prose that's easier on the eyes than much of Ludlum's own appoint."―Booklist
"Packed with all the classic Ludlum elements...the intricately engineered plot thunders forward at breakneck pace. Bottom Line: Perfectly executed."―PEOPLE on The Altman Code
"Welcome to Robert Ludlum's world...fast pacing, tight plotting, international intrigue."―Cleveland Plain Dealer -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Audio CD.
The murder of two fellow microbiologists and a bizarre act of ecological sabotage draws Lt. Colonel Jon Smith and the Covert-One Agency into a strange global quest that will lead from the geyser basins of Yellowstone National Park to the exotic Onsan hot spring resorts of Northern Japan and on to the unearthly wastes of Chile's Atacama Desert. At stake is the Holy Grail of the biological sciences, the Common Universal Ancestor, the origin point of all life on Earth. Supported by Covert-One operative Valentina Metrace and rogue CIA agent Randi Russell, Smith is challenged both by a Washington beltway power group - determined to penetrate and destroy Covert-One as part of an anti-administration political agenda - and an enigmatic South American philanthropist/researcher with a dark agenda of his own. Dr. Silvestre Alvarado is seeking a way to prolong life. His goal is human immortality and if he succeeds, mankind, and even the definition of 'man', may be altered beyond recognition - forever. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Audio CD.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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I am a huge fan of the Covert-One series. I have all the audiobooks and have listened to each of them, other than "The Ares Decision", more than once. That being said, I found The Ares Decision to be the least enjoyable of the series.
Overall, I thought Jeff Woodman did an excellent job of reading. It is easy to imagine that are multiple actors performing. I am on the lookout for more books that he has read. One thing that bothered me was the voice that he used for Sarie van Keure. It sounded a lot like--OK, exactly alike--the voice he used for Valentina Metrace in "The Arctic Event". I found that to be a little distracting.
I was disappointed with the writing. The characters seemed to be different, especially Peter Howell, and less well developed, more one-dimensional than in previous Covert-One novels. I also feel there are gaps in the story that should have been explained. I wondered more than once if I had the unabridged version. (I do.) The Covert-One series has always required a degree of `suspension of disbelief'. For `The Ares Decision' you will have to work at it.
While I have listened to the previous Covert-One novels more than once, "the Ares Decision' may be one and done. Maybe they can get James Cobb to write the next one.
It's about a parasitic infection or disease that turns people into zombies like the ones in 28 days later or Quarantine.
In this tale there are certain individuals who are attempting to use this as a sort of bioweapon and certain individuals
who of course want to stop that.
For those who liked the previously mentioned movies this story would be highly recommended.
At the same time it does have the same elements of espionage and conspiracy that is expected in a Robert Ludlum
Which makes this zombie story unique.
It is an action packed fast paced story with a lot of intrigue going on behind the scenes.