The Matarese Countdown

The Matarese Countdown

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"First-rate suspense."-- People

Twenty years ago, top agents from the CIA and KGB banded together to bring down the Matarese Circle, an international cabal of power brokers and assassins whose sole objective was to achieve worldwide economic domination. Now the bloody Matarese dynasty is back--and the only man with the power to stop it may have already run out of time.

CIA case officer Cameron Pryce is hot on the trail of the new Matarese alliance. His only chance to terminate its ruthless activities is to follow the trail of blood money and stone-cold killers right to the heart of its deadly conspiracy. From the Hamptons to London's Belgrave Square, Matarese assassins have already struck with brutal efficiency, eliminating all who stand in their way. Their chain of violence is impossible to stop--until Pryce gets a rare break. One of the Matarese's victims survives long enough to whisper dying words that will blow the case wide open: the top secret code name for legendary retired CIA agent Brandon Scofield--the only man who has ever infiltrated the Matarese inner circle and lived to tell about it.

"Welcome to Robert Ludlum's world . . . fast pacing, tight plotting, international intrigue."-- The Plain Dealer

Publisher: Random House Canada Ltd. 2014
ISBN: 9780345538253
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER 2014


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Aug 03, 2015

One of the rare times, when the movies are a thousand times superior to the books, is the trilogy of Jason Bourne movies starring Matt Damon --- the scripting was superb! Ludlum's books have always been quintessentailly stupid, moronic, insipid, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera! Completely agree with commenter jimbedley below!

jimbedley Jul 06, 2015

So bad. So very, very bad. The dialogue will make you nauseous, the author thinks the reader is an idiot so he feels he has to constantly remind you of who everyone is. The plot makes no sense - things happen magically for no logical reason. I can't go on. As one library staffer told me "the movies are great but the books suck". Amen.

B2K2rEaD Jul 20, 2012

Another Monster of a Book. Great story line.

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