Sunday, December 24, 2006

Suspenseful Intrigue and Mounting Terror

The Aquitane Progression was the first book I read by Robert Ludlum. If you've read it, then you know why it led me to read almost every book he ever wrote, even a couple that he wrote under the name Jonathan Ryder. The story begins in Geneva. There American lawyer Joel Converse meets a man he hasn't seen in twenty years, a covert operative who dies violently at his feet, whispering words that hand Converse a staggering legacy of death: "THE GENERALS...THEY'RE BACK...AQUITAINE!" Suddenly Converse is running for his life, alone with the world's most shattering secret. Pursued by anonymous executioners to the dark corners of Europe, he is forced to play a game of survival by blood rules he thought he'd long left behind. One by one, he traces each thread of a deadly progression to the heart of every major government--a network of coordinated global violence that no one believes possible. No one but Converse and the woman he once loved and lost. The only two people on earth who can wrest the world from the iron grasp of Aquitaine.

About the Author
After a successful career in the theatre, Robert Ludlum launched his career as a best-selling writer with THE SCARLATTI INHERITANCE in 1971, the first of twenty-two consecutive international bestsellers. Robert sadly passed away in March 2001.


Richard said...

Arthur, I think you meant "deadly progression to the heart of..."

Arthur said...

Thank you, Richard.