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Robert Ludlum's The Paris Option (Covert-One Book 3)

Robert Ludlum's The Paris Option (Covert-One Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Robert Ludlum , Gayle Lynds
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Praise for Robert Ludlum’s The Hades Factor (Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds):
‘The new team has a pop hit on their hands that should bounce right up the bestseller lists.’
Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Robert Ludlum
‘A writer who bests the bestsellers.’
Daily Telegraph

‘An ingenious storyteller with a wonderful and convincing imagination.’
Mario Puzo, author of The Godfather

Praise for Gayle Lynds
‘Move over Ian Fleming … an engrossing story of international intrigue with (at last) a female heroine who can hold her own.’
New Woman

Book Description

An excellent COVERT-ONE thriller from the bestselling writing team - Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 660 KB
  • Print Length: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (25 Feb 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003G4GMPY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #42,097 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Badly written rubbish 7 July 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
There is so little to enjoy in this book. While the pace is fast and it is full of action, there is so little depth and tension that the reader is either bored or amazed by the plot directions.
I doubt Mr Ludlum had anything to do with this and it is a shame that his name is being used to sell this pile of rubbish.
Anyway, covert operative Jon Smith, who (despite being a doctor) would put both James Bond and Indy Jones to shame, joins his spy chums in a round the world romp which goes: follow lead/have shoot out/just escape a number of times until you wish the bad guys would shoot him and put us all out of our misery.
Absolutely nothing in this to recommend I am afraid, except to avoid it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Consistent 9 Nov 2002
By taking a rest HALL OF FAME
I have been very critical of this series and the first two books that were offered. This book is marginally better than the first two, but the same offensive charade is being carried out by whoever is writing and publishing these books. None of the three have even come close to the quality that Robert Ludlum wrote with for 30 years until his death in March of 2001. Not all of his books were perfect but not one ever was as bad as these, "Covert One", novels that are parodies of what Mr. Ludlum wrote.

In fact if this was the first book you picked up with his name on the cover there is nothing that would lead you to believe Mr. Ludlum passed away. The people putting out these books still refer to him in the present tense. I cannot remember another author who passed away that had people continue putting out work that cannot have been written by the deceased. The only concession made is that this is not a book by Robert Ludlum; rather it is Robert Ludlum's, possessive.

I can state without fear of contradiction that Mr. Ludlum had limited input with this novel if he had any at all. He could not have written elements of this tale because they include historical events that took place after his death. Perhaps we are to believe Gayle Lynds has talents that reach beyond this existence? Endorsements are now part and parcel of weak novels; this book uses three brand name computers in two sentences. Every general that is described in this book is the product of either genetic manipulation or steroids. Every time the author introduces a general we are treated to a detailed description of a hulking mass of humanity. There is one profanity that is constantly repeated in the book.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brill 23 Nov 2003
When an explosion destroys the esteemed Pasteur Institute in Paris, cyber-wizard Marty Zellerbachis left in a coma, while one of the world's top computer scientists, Emile Chabord goes missing. Although a terroist group takes credit for the bombing. American and British officialsbegin o wonder wheather their might be a more sinister plot. A DNA computer starts to terroize the world!!!
I thought it was a great book, it was the best ludlum book I've read. It was full of action, and all the way through as well. To make a book full o action is very difficult.
I would recommend it to anyone over 16 because their is some swearing and difficult words. It was like any other Ludlum book, brilliant. So any ludlum fan would love it.
A brilliant book, definately read it
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish 2 Sep 2004
Badly written and difficult to read. A childish approach reminiscent of Enid Blyton's Famous Five - an insult to the memory of Robert Ludlum. Should be read as a new novelist - Gayle Lynds and not trade on the Ludlum name. I found it impossible to complete, something I can say of very few novels.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 9 July 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Introduced me to a new author in Gayle Lynds. Condition accurately described.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 9 July 2014
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as described
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read 22 May 2014
By Kate
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Action packed all the way, although the plotline was easy to guess right from the beginning.Not up to the same standard as the Bourne series but still a good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great plot 7 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I love this series. I like the key characters, Jon and his mates. I bought the series, so looking to see which I need to read next!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The Paris Option
If you enjoy listening to stories and you like Robert Ludlum's books then you will enjoy this one as well.
Published 4 months ago by Mrs L M Newstead
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly entertaining
Far fetched, formulaic and predictable but great escapist fun. The characters are interesting but do stretch credibility a tad bit again. Fun.
Published 8 months ago by Mr. D. Ditchburn
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great read.
Not being up to speed with the latest computer technology, I don't know if what is described in the book is possible, but what the heck, again the story line is so enthralling that... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Paul
1.0 out of 5 stars The Paris Option
I had never read a book by Robert Ludlum so I bought one - only to find that the price sticker on the front covered the name of the person who actually wrote it, Gayle Lynds. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Ragnar
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 'LUDLUM' reader ...
obviously more 'Gayle' than 'Robert'......lots of bangs and computer chicanery but little substance.The film makers should love it...... Read more
Published on 16 Jan 2011 by 'JAYPRE.'..N.WALES
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced and addictive
Having read The Sigma Protocol (and thought it was excellent) and then part read The Road to Gandolfo (awful), I thought I'd give Robert Ludlum one last go. Read more
Published on 24 May 2007 by Mark Emery
5.0 out of 5 stars High paced and very addictive!
This book is action packed from the beginning to the end. It refers to real events which have taken place, real agencies and also has references to a real website, which I have... Read more
Published on 6 Nov 2005 by Michael Burr
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for the computer-savvy
The action and urgency of this book were as expected, and should Hollywood decide to film it a straightforward translation to screen would give them a typical action film. Read more
Published on 2 Aug 2004 by Peter Taylor
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