Robert Ludlum's The Lazarus Vendetta: A Covert-One Novel

By Robert Ludlum, Patrick Larkin

Robert Ludlum's The Lazurus Vendetta

Robert Ludlum and Patrick Larkin

The number 1 bestselling grasp of suspense and foreign intrigue maintains to set the traditional opposed to which all different thrillers are measured along with his expertly plotted, pulse-pounding Covert-One series.

The Lazarus move, the dominant strength within the eco-conscious, "anti-technology" protest move, has despatched rumblings down the halls of the world's intelligence organisations. Led by means of a mysterious, never-seen determine recognized simply as Lazarus, this more and more trendy staff is thought via a few to be getting ready a daring strike.

When an assault on a nano-technology study facility leaves millions dead―protestors and scientists alike―from what seems to be a cloud of inadvertently published yet gruesomely lethal nanobots, pandemonium reigns. Lt. Col. Jon Smith is activated through Covert-One to discover the reality approximately Lazarus the place all others have failed. As Smith slowly uncovers the lethal underpinnings of the crowd, he quickly learns that the Lazarus flow is barely the very tip of the iceberg in a dangerous scheme that threatens billions of lives and should perpetually switch the character of the realm itself.

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The effect hurled the guy backward. He slid to the floor and lay splayed opposed to the chalk-white trunk of the birch tree. They glided on, following the embankment because it angled northeast and isolating as they moved in order that no unmarried enemy burst may possibly hit them either. The slope in this facet was once a mixture of birch timber, scrub pines, and clumps of brush, all damaged up by means of tiny patches of open floor. burdened via the unexpected burst of capturing, the 4 mercenaries deployed as “beaters” to force them into the ambush have been firing wildly now—flaying the inaccurate aspect of the increase. Bullets ricocheting off bushes tumbled excessive overhead, humming angrily like bees. Smith moved carefully right into a small clearing and stuck a surprising flicker of move out of the nook of his correct eye. He spun round and observed the blackened barrel of an M16 attack rifle poking out from at the back of a vine-covered tree stump. It was once traversing in his course! He threw himself down simply because the hidden gunman fired. One five. 56mm around grazed his left shoulder, tearing a bloody gash via textile and epidermis. extra rifle bullets tore lengthy furrows throughout the earth within sight. Jon rolled away, desperately attempting to shake the enemy rifleman’s target. extra rounds him, back slashing on the floor simply inches clear of his head. nonetheless rolling, he sought for cover—any form of cover—within achieve. there has been not anything. He used to be trapped out within the open. after which Peter seemed at the back of him and opened fireplace, methodically hammering the tree stump with managed bursts. items of bark and shredded vine flew away in the course of the air. The hidden rifleman screamed as soon as, a piercing shriek, after which fell silent. “Are you o.k., Jon? ” Peter referred to as softly. Smith checked himself over. The graze on his shoulder used to be bleeding and it will damage like hell quickly adequate. yet miraculously that was once the single wound he had taken. “I’m okay,” he mentioned, nonetheless respiring not easy as he recovered from the surprise of approximately being gunned down so simply. relocating out into that clearing have been a huge mistake, he realized—the form of screwup uncooked recruits made in education. He shook his head as soon as, indignant with himself for the mistake. “Then pass ensure that bastard’s fairly down and lifeless. I’ll conceal you,” Peter acknowledged urgently. “But do it fast. ” “On my approach. ” Smith scrambled again to his ft and moved out of the little area of open flooring, circling throughout the undergrowth to return on the tree stump from at the back of and out of the Englishman’s box of fireplace. He driven carefully via a tangle of tall brush and observed a physique at the floor, facedown. The M16 lay numerous ft away. used to be the gunman quite useless or badly wounded or simply mendacity doggo? he puzzled. For a second, Jon thought of firing a short burst into the physique to complete the task. His finger tightened at the set off. Then he eased off, with a frown. within the warmth of conflict, he may perhaps gun down an enemy with out hesitating, yet he wouldn't shoot a person who should be mendacity helpless and in poor ache. no longer and remain real to the oaths he had sworn and, probably extra vital, to his personal moral sense.

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