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The Scorpio Illusion (1993)

by Robert Ludlum

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I had started this book shortly before 9/11. The plot of an Arab terrorist trying to commit an act that would put the U.S. and the world in turmoil, whose mission was death to all authority, who randomly kill innocents -- not exactly escapism anymore. It is fiction and the good guys do win and there was one particularly likable character so it was OK, but I couldn't stop thinking of 9/11 and the death and devastation. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 22, 2014 |
A good story but with too many foreign phrases and texts. ( )
  imyknott | Mar 30, 2012 |
NIL
  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
Disappointing, some of the conclusions seem jumped to. The information acquired isn't well supported by events. The book isn't one of his better works. ( )
  Nodosaurus | Oct 5, 2009 |
Espionage from the Baaka Valley, terrorism. ( )
  FMRox | Mar 18, 2009 |
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Amaya Bajaratt is beautiful, elusive, deadly—and she has set in motion a chilling conspiracy that a desperate government cannot stop. An accomplished assassin and mistress of disguise and deception, she has set in motion the boldest act of terrorism yet conceived.

Tyrell Hawthorne was a naval intelligence officer—one of the best—until the rainswept night in Amsterdam when his wife was murdered, an innocent victim of the games spies play. Since then he's been sailing charters in the islands. Now he's called out of retirement for one last assignment. For Hawthorne is the only man alive who can track down the world's most dangerous terrorist.

Now, with his life and the life of the President hanging in the balance, Hawthorne must follow Amanya's serpentine trail, a path of seduction, betrayal, an instant death.

Racing from a millionaire recluse's fortress to the social whirl of Palm Beach and from the Oval Office to treacherous Caribbean waters, Hawthorne will uncover a sinister network of well-placed men and women who exist to help this consummate killer—and the shattering truth behind the Scorpio Illusion.

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After his own wife dies as a result of his lethal spy games, naval intelligence officer Tyrell Hawthorne carves out a new life for himself, but he is drawn back into the "business."

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