Robert Ludlum's the Hades Factor

Robert Ludlum's the Hades Factor

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A homeless man in Boston, an Army Major in California, and a teenage girl in Atlanta all die suddenly and painfully--each a victim of an unknown doomsday virus. For three days, a team of scientists is a U.S. government laboratory has been frantically trying to unlock the virus's secrets. When the leading researcher from that lab, Lt. Col. Jonathan Smith, returns from overseas, he barely survives a series of well-orchestrated attempts made on his life. By the time Smith eludes his pursuers and makes it home, he discovers that the virus has claimed its fourth victim, Dr. Sophia Russell--Smith's fiancee. Devastated and enraged, Smith quickly uncovers evidence that his lover's death was no accident--that someone out there has the virus, and the pandemic that threatens hundreds of millions of lives is no accident. But wherever he turns, Smith finds that some unseen force has blocked his quest for information.

Not knowing whom to trust, Smith assembles a private team to search for the truth behind the deadly virus. While the death toll mounts, their quest leads to the highest levels of power and the darkest corners of the earth, as they match wits with a determined genius--and as the fate of the world lies in the balance.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312264376
Characteristics: xiii, 432 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lynds, Gayle
Alternative Title: Hades factor


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Great fast read. The good guys are a bit 'over the top' lucky getting out of gun battles but the hypothesis of the plot is quite frightening. Reliance on the USA president to make the right decision is really pre-Trump era. What would happen in the face of such a crisis in 2018?

Jul 25, 2017

Long to read but enjoyed it

Oct 17, 2015

The Covert-One series is a sequence of thriller novels written by several authors after the death of Robert Ludlum, presumably according to some of his ideas. The books feature a team of political and technical experts, belonging to a top-secret U.S. agency called Covert-One, who fight corruption, conspiracy, and bioweaponary at the highest levels of society.


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