Only two rival spies - and one mysterious woman - can stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talaniekov, KGB. They share a genius for espionage - and a life of terror and explosive violence. 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.
"Why is the recording so bad?"
In this gripping best seller, Robert Ludlum spins a web of suspense and high-stakes intrigue as two men who are sworn mortal enemies must cooperate in order to foil a sinister plot to topple the world's governments. Ludlum's recollection of his war buddies gave him the idea for this book. Hear the details in the sample below.
"The Matarese Circle"
The Matarese Circle are the Corsican Brotherhood. Terrifying killers, their power could plunge the world into chaos and destruction within two years. Only two rival spies - and one mysterious woman - can stop them. Brandon Scofield, CIA, and the West's most professional assassin, and Vasili Taleniekov, former KGB, now wanted by the Politburo. They share a genius for espionage - and a life of terror and explosive violence. Sworn enemies, now they must become allies.