The Moscow Vector by Robert Ludlum

The Moscow Vector is a thriller written by Robert Ludlum and Patrick Larkin. This is the third Covert One book and this has more action than last 2 books. I can say this is bit more like a Action-thriller.

One might think that time would have taken its toll on the crusty, disgruntled Soviet dinosaurs who want to return Russia to its Communist glory days, but evidently not. Larkin, helming Ludlum’s Covert One series, has dreamed up a new bunch of hard-liners, armed with HYDRA, a designer poison that singles out and kills victims based on DNA. With HYDRA having dispatched numerous U.S. and allied intelligence agents, Russian President Viktor Dudarev is poised to launch Operation ZHUKOV, a takeover strike against Kazakhstan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and half of Ukraine. Leading a covert investigation of HYDRA is series regular Lt. Col. Jonathan Smith, U.S. Army molecular biologist and chief operative of supersecret spy agency Covert One.

Like most of  Robert Ludlum Russian government play the bad guys role and white house trying to save the world. I don’t know this idea is still selling or but storyline is good. I was told by few Robert Ludlum fans The Moscow Vector is not good as first 2 Covert one books but maybe that’s because this book has more action than usual Robert Ludlum thrillers. Still you can see enough high rating at Amazon.com to take it as a great thriller novel.

The Chancellor Manuscript by Robert Ludlum

The Chancellor Manuscript by Robert Ludlum is another great Espionage Thriller / Political Thriller by this great master of Thriller novels. The Chancellor Manuscript is not heavily action packed thriller like The Bourne Identity or that series. But still its good enough. Story is well built and it goes smoothly.

Peter Chancellor, who found unlikely success as an author of political thrillers after his ambitions to become a historian were frustrated, writes a work of fiction that comes close enough to the scenario described that the people who controlled those files, a group called Inver Brass in the novel, decide that someone else may also know too much. This sets the stage for the international intrigue that follows

The Chancellor Manuscript by Robert Ludlum is highly praised by many of this fans as well as those who bought this novel from Amazon.com. But for me its little bit lack of action. I think I’m more into The Bourne Identity type novels which are full of  action. Still The Chancellor Manuscript a good thriller and nice novel to read in a weekend.

The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum

The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum is one of the best best spy thrillers I have read. It maybe not action filled as much as thrillers like ICE Station But still it’s a masterpiece of suspense, intrigue, excitement, intricate detail, spectacular actions. I think anyone who loves Robert Ludlum thrillers wound rate The Matarese Circle as one of his best ever books. The Matarese Circle is wonderfully written and detailed. Robert Ludlum is Authur C. Canon doil of spy thrillers. If you like espionage+Action thrillers you are gonna love Robert Ludlum books.

Two spy agents from Soviet Russia and USA, Known as the best. They are enemies not just by the line of their work but also hatred has become personal. Suddenly they finds they have to leave all hatred aside and team together to save to world as well as their own lives. Hunted by KBG, CIA and every known shy agency and labeled as traitors running out of time.Sworn enemies, they have vowed to terminate each other—yet now they must become allies. Because only they possess the brutal skills and ice-cold nerves vital to destroy an international circle of killers, the Matarese.

This is my favorite thriller of Robert Ludlum. I don’t like the ending a lot, I think it can be bit better. Technically nothing wrong with the ending, It’s just my opinion. If you haven’t read any Robert Ludlum novels then The Matarese Circle is a good book to start with.

The Sands of Sakkara by Glenn Meade

Sands of Sakkara by Glenn Meade is a good war time espionage thriller. It’s not the best of espionage thriller novels but also its not the worst. I liked the plot and story.

Glenn Meade’s latest historical thriller begins in 1939, at the archaeological site of Sakkara near Cairo. Best friends Jack Halder (a wealthy German American playboy), and Harry Weaver (who grew up in the servants quarters of Jack’s house), get together for high jinks, digging, and discovery. Both men fall in love with the same woman–Rachel Stern, a beautiful archaeologist. They shovel, talk, argue about who loves whom more, while Hitler invades Poland.

Four years later, World War II is at its height. Jack has become a German spy and Rachel is in a concentration camp. Both are pulled from their respective situations, and are sent by the Nazis to Cairo. Their mission is to help set the stage for a commando raid that will kill Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt. And guess who the Allies choose to destroy these dastardly plans? Army Intelligence’s own Lieutenant Colonel Harry Weaver, of course.

It’s ending is predictable about there is a surprise for reader. Though it would be not an ending reader would except but not all books have 100% happy endings. But I enjoyed the story  of  The Sands of Sakkara.

Memorial day by Vince Flynn

Memorial Day by Vince Flynn is political action thriller novel which is full of all kind of action and stuff. CIA, FBI,  Al Qaeda, nuclear attacks .. you name it .. Its a good fast reading book. An action thriller which remind me Ice Station . Memorial day doesn’t have that much of action as Ice Station but still this has plenty. But this is more into politics. How things going at white house while fireworks are happing outside.

A terrorist group were to sneak a nuclear weapon into the U.S. Rapp, the relentless, marble-hearted CIA assassin and terrorist hunter, would never let that happen, of course, and Flynn’s description of the process of bringing a nuke ashore and the lengths to which the government’s counterterrorism force will go to prevent harm to U.S. citizens add up to another page-flipping extravaganza. Rapp, back in the field after a long stint on desk duty for insubordination, unearths the bomb plot during a daring commando raid on an al-Qaeda stronghold in Afghanistan. A U.S. strike force manages to intercept and disarm the nuke moments after it arrives by freighter in Charleston, S.C. Everyone, including series stalwart President Robert Hayes, congratulates themselves on a job well done, but Rapp isn’t convinced; he believes al-Qaeda leader Mustafa al-Yamani has smuggled a second nuke into the country and plans to detonate it in Washington, D.C., during Memorial Day celebrations. Rapp, a ruthless terrorist pursuer by temperament and training, turns it up several notches this time around, following al-Yamani’s scent with feverish abandon. Flynn trots out his usual assortment of characters to keep the action tense—wishy-washy cabinet members, political climbers, invective-spewing terrorists and a selected assortment of ice queens who use sex as a weapon. Yet his skillful use of converging plots, particularly the panic created by having a nuke on the loose, is enough to keep Flynn’s growing fan base more than willing to overlook the formulaic components.

This political thriller has been given 90 five stars out of 145 reviews and  27 four stars at Amazon. So I think majority who did read this book think its an above average Thriller novel. Memorial day is one of  Flynn’s popular Mitch Rapp series.