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Publisher's Summary

To prevent a war in Asia - one that could quickly spread to the rest of the world - Paul Janson and Jessica Kincaid must learn the truth behind a young woman's murder....

Prominent US Senator James Wyckoff hires former government agents-turned-private security consultants Janson and Kincaid to locate his teenage son Gregory. Gregory's girlfriend Lynell has been found strangled in a Seoul hotel, and Gregory has fled the city to avoid being arrested for the crime. But Senator Wyckoff insists that his son is innocent, suggesting that Lynell, who was a translator, may have been murdered because of something she overheard at a recent international conference. And when Janson and Kincaid realize they're being hunted by an assassin, they suspect that this crime - and the cover-up - were orchestrated by a shadowy unit of the US State Department as part of a larger plot to provoke violence between North and South Korea.

©2015 Douglas Corleone (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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Another exciting adventure for Paul Janson!

I loved it. This was another great entry in the Janson storyline. It was well written and performed.

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Disappointing for this series

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The previous narrator and previous author

What was most disappointing about Douglas Corleone’s story?

The new author changed the characters and wrote a disappointing story line.

What didn’t you like about Kevin T. Collins’s performance?

The narrator couldn't have been more boring, it was hard to distinguish between characters, and he dropped all accents from the previous stories.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. The previous stories and narrator were great, and I couldn't wait to continue listening. I almost dropped this story 3 times because it was so bad.

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A decent read, but really only sets up what ever i

The story was not really Ludlum like. The narrator did Korean accents well, but over all I found the narration to be some what stilted and lacked engagement. The story had a lot of things going on, somewhat believable, but really a re-telling of a typical soy novel.

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Exciting story, not so good storyteller

This book is one of the best of the Janson series of books, the only thing that I didn't care for was the reader, Kevin T. Collins. I'm sure they could've done better but the reader was like one of those second rate actors on tv that tries too hard and ends up over acting. He just didn't have the voice for it.
Someone like Mark Boyett would've been a better choice but nonetheless, it was a good story and I both enjoyed and suffered through it on my commute.
I liked the reference to Jason Bourne but wondered, other than the obvious, why Paul's capture changed from the NVA to the Taliban.
Thank you for this book.

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Love the Janson books not this one

Wow I'll never buy a book read by this narrator again, so frenetic and over done. Relax a little man. Very disappointed with this audio book.

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Bad narrator

What made the experience of listening to Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Janson Equation the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed the story and have read all the Janson books. I believe this is the weakest one however that could be because of the narrator.

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Excellent story for those able to suspend disbelief

I've very much enjoyed the initial Paul Janson story and a later Janson novel. I found the narrator's diction in this story irritatingly staged. In the end, I was glad to have listened to the book, but I felt it was the weakest of the Janson stories. I'm not sure if this was because of the incredible nature of much of the story, or because of the irritating narration.

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If you enjoy melodramatic, you'll enjoy this

This work is nowhere near the quality garnered by Robert Ludlum. It is full of cliches and Ho-Hum expectations.

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Almost unlistenable

The story was interesting enough.The reader however was almost impossible to listen to. I increase the speed to 1.25 times to make it palatable. His phrasing is so disjointed that it was disturbing.
I could not be convinced about the authenticity of the characters in this book even though a good deal of effort was made by the author to describe their inner lives. Not up to Ludlum standards.

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Painful Listening

The narrator was so bad, with no difference in voice between the characters, that I simply could not maintain interest. I'd like to hear the story performed by another narrator to tell whether or not the actual story was any good.