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.

Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum

The Parsifal Mosaic is another great Espionage Thriller written by Robert Ludlum. Each time I read a Robert Ludlum novel they give me the this feeling to read more. This guy is the king of Espionage Thrillers. Parsifal Mosaic is another one of his best shy novels which is full of action.

Michael Havelock’s world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava. He watched as his partner and lover, Jenna Karats, double agent, was efficiently gunned down by his own agency. There was nothing left for him but to quit the game, get out. Until, in one frantic moment on a crowded railroad platform in Rome, Havelock saw his Jenna alive. From then on, he was marked for death by both U.S. and Russian assassins, racing around the globe after his beautiful betrayer, trapped in a massive mosaic of treachery created by a top-level mole with the world in his fist–Parsifal.

I can give this 5 stars just like most of Amazon customers have done. Great story by a great author. If you want to start reading this book better find a weekend because Parsifal Mosaic is “unputdownable”. You can’t stop any thriller fan who read books of Robert Ludlum become a fan of him. Now its time for me to find another Robert Ludlum book for this 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 Bourne Sanction by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Sanction is written by Robert Ludlum and Eric Van Lustbader.  This is another Action-Thriller book of  Bourne Trilogy. if you have read The Bourne Identity novel or movie and like it you would like this book too. It’s filled with action and shy agency things also little romance along the way.

Globe-trotting secret agent Jason Bourne returns in the third installment under the helm of Lustbader, who struggles to captivate as convincingly and effectively as Ludlum did in the original novels. Amid a cheesy prologue that features corny background music to set the mood, Jeremy Davidson speeds through the opening paragraphs at breakneck speed. Perhaps in an attempt to increase tension from the start, Davidson comes off sounding incredibly forced and somewhat uncomfortable. As the story progresses, he slows down but lacks any real authenticity. His characters are flat and uninspired, his performance monotonous and bland.

Ok The Bourne Sanction is not best as  The Bourne Identity or The Bourne Supremacy. But still it gives you what you except from A  action thriller novel. Like all other Robert Ludlum books quality is there. There are lot of law ratings form Amazon customers for this because they had expected the same level like The Bourne Identity. But one has to understand not every book can be best even from same author.