Robert Ludlum's newest novel in the hugely popular Covert-One series, by New York Times bestselling author Kyle Mills
Japan and China are thrown close to the brink of war when a Japanese warship is attacked. Meanwhile top Covert-One operative Jon Smith is sent to recover mysterious material from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear reactor.
Smith vanishes, and CIA agent Randi Russell goes on an unsanctioned mission to find him. She discovers that the missing samples may be evidence that Japan, led by Chief of Staff Masao Takahashi, has been developing next-generation weapons systems in preparation for a conflict with China.
The Covert-One team must prevent Takahashi from sparking a war, or the world will be dragged into a battle certain to kill tens of millions of people and leave much of the planet uninhabitable.
A writer who bests the bestsellers - Daily Telegraph
A fine thriller with memorable characters and enough twists to keep readers turning pages . . . Mills is definitely someone to watch - Publishers Weekly
A master at the conspiracy theory type of thriller, his books operating on an ever-spiralling series of surprise revelations, with double, treble and quadruple crosses as everyday as sun-ups and sunsets - Irish Times
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.