Covert-One agents must trace the source of a deadly disease - and stop the outbreak of a Third World War.
A once-great nation is determined to rebuild its shattered empire and lightning military strikes against its neighbours are planned. But first they must sow confusion and fear in the ranks of their enemies.
They turn to one of the world's wealthiest and most powerful men. He has control over an undetectable and incurable bioweapon, the perfect assassin's tool. Created using a strand of each victim's own DNA, it is the ultimate precision-guided silent killer.
Lt. Col. Jon Smith and his Covert-One operatives take orders from the U.S. President: their mission is to stop this murderous conspiracy - and thwart the leaders who are seeking to restore their country to her former power...
Robert Ludlum is one of the world's bestselling authors and there are more than 300 million copies of his books in print. He is published in 32 languages and 50 countries. As well as blending sophisticated plotting and extreme pace, Robert Ludlum's novels are meticulously researched. In addition to the popular titles in the Covert-One series, Robert Ludlum's best-known books include THE SCARLATTI INHERITANCE, THE CHANCELLOR MANUSCRIPT and the Jason Bourne series.