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Robert Ludlum's The Moscow Vector: A Covert-One Novel (original 2006; edition 2006)

by Robert Ludlum (Author)

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When a Russian specialist in rare diseases is killed after contacting an American doctor about a mysterious cluster of deaths in Moscow, Covert-One operative Lt. Col. Jon Smith, is sent to investigate and finds himself taking on a terrorist armed with a formidable bioweapon.
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Title:Robert Ludlum's The Moscow Vector: A Covert-One Novel
Authors:Robert Ludlum (Author)
Info:St. Martin's Paperbacks (2006), Edition: Reprint, 464 pages
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The Moscow Vector by Patrick Larkin (Author) (2006)

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This is one of those "Robert Ludlum's ____" books so it's inspired by him, not written by him. The actual writer for this book is Patrick Larkin. He also wrote the prior book in the series 'The Lazarus Vendetta' which I read in Feb 2013 and was much better than the prior 4 which had been written by Gayle Lynds and were pretty average.

So Moscow Vector is the 6th book in the Covert One series, the second entry by Patrick Larkin. Sadly however, it's not as good as his prior entry in the series. It wouldn't surprise me if it was ghost written or fleshed out by a hired hand as in parts it's up to standard whereas in other parts it gets a little cheesy and the quality seems to dip.

Overall it's a decent entry into a series which is all a bit far fetched aimed squarely at the action and intrigue at the price of realism end of the market yet that being said it is an entertaining read, much like a movie can be impossible in reality yet still be entertaining. Just not up to the standard set by his earlier work in the series. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Aug 3, 2016 |
The old school hard-line Russians are up to their old tricks, trying to return Russia to its former glory from the days of the old Soviet Unions. In this novel, the Russians have developed a new weapon that delivers a poison based on the person’s DNA. This is the ultimate assassination weapon. With the use of this weapon, they are wiping out political opponents in an attempt to reclaim some of the republics of the former Soviet Union. Lt. Col. John Smith is leading a covert unit investigating this new weapon. Also, as part of the conspiracy the Russians are targeting the president of the US for assassination.

This novel is not quite as far-fetched as some of the Robert Ludlum novels that I have read, which is a problem I usually have with them. There is a good bit of action and drama, but the overall writing and characterization left me a little ambivalent. The characters themselves felt a bit faceless, making this story more about plot than anything else. This was a solid, but unspectacular novel.

Carl Alves – author of Blood Street ( )
  Carl_Alves | Mar 26, 2016 |
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  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
Larkin writes a good book but in some spots he is a little sloppy in his writing style, including dialogue that is a little cheesy, in other cases unneeded dialogue. Overall, it's a fun read and full of good descriptive language to keep the reader's interest. A small amount of language that could be left out. ( )
  smharder | Aug 22, 2010 |
Having read all of Ludlum's books, this was the first "inspired by" novel that I read. The novel starts slowly, and keeps on going a bit faster, and ends very fast paced. I liked the book and it does keep with the Ludlum spirit. From some reason it simply took me a very long time to read.

If you enjoy Ludlum's novels you will enjoy this one also, albeit maybe not each and every word. ( )
  ZoharLaor | Jan 6, 2010 |
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