Covert One

14 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 5,755 ratings

The Hades Factor Publisher's Summary

In the first installment of an exciting new series from Robert Ludlum, a teenage girl in Atlanta, an Army major in California, and a homeless man in Boston all die a horrible and painful sudden death from the devastating effects of an unknown virus. Lt. Col. Jonathan Smith, a combat doctor attached to the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases, is assigned to solve the mystery of the virus' abrupt appearance. But as the death count rapidly mounts by the dozens, hundreds, thousands - in America, and around the world - Smith finds himself trapped in a maelstrom of mystery and danger.

Hardly knowing where to turn or whom to trust, Smith assembles a ragtag private team to aid him in his search for the truth behind the deadly virus - a quest that will lead them to the highest levels and darkest corners of the globe.

©2000 by Myn Pyn LLC (P)2000 by Audio Renaissance, an Imprint of Renaissance Media, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Hades Factor

    • A Covert-One Novel
    • By: Robert Ludlum, Gayle Lynds
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 890
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 418
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417

    In the first installment of an exciting new series from Robert Ludlum, a teenage girl in Atlanta, an Army major in California, and a homeless man in Boston all die a horrible and painful sudden death from the devastating effects of an unknown virus. Join the search for the truth behind the deadly virus in this heart-stopping listen!

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Aggravating!

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-26-03

    Regular price: $23.93

  • Book 2

    • The Cassandra Compact

    • By: Robert Ludlum, Philip Shelby
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 544
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241

    When a sample of smallpox from Russia's cache of bioweapons is smuggled into the United States, Jon Smith and his colleagues must unravel the mystery of the Cassandra Compact and recover or destroy the virus - before the power of Armageddon falls into the hands of a madman.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By MatschMan on 06-19-03

    Regular price: $23.93

  • Book 3

    • The Paris Option

    • A Covert-One Novel
    • By: Robert Ludlum, Gayle Lynds
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 676
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261

    An unimaginably powerful computer has fallen into unimaginably evil hands. Covert-One agent Jon Smith flies to Paris to find the forces wielding an all-powerful, secret DNA computer. Following a trail that leads him across two continents, Smith uncovers a web of deception that could cost millions of lives and reshape the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Paris Option (unabridged)

    • By Marc on 03-08-03

    Regular price: $38.60

  • Book 4

    • Robert Ludlum's The Altman Code

    • A Covert-One Novel
    • By: Robert Ludlum, Gayle Lynds
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 544
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    On the dark waterside docks of Shanghai, a photographer is recording cargo being secretly loaded when he's brutally killed and his camera destroyed. Shortly thereafter Covert-One director Fred Klein brings the word to the President that there's a Chinese cargo ship rumored to be carrying tons of chemicals to be used by a rogue nation to create new biological weapons. Klein is ordered to get the President solid proof of what the Chinese ship is ferrying.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another WOW!

    • By Lawrence on 12-06-12

    Regular price: $23.93

  • Book 5

    • Robert Ludlum's The Lazarus Vendetta

    • A Covert One Novel
    • By: Patrick Larkin
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 470
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    The Lazarus Movement, the dominant force in the eco-conscious, "anti-technology" protest movement, has sent rumblings down the halls of the world's intelligence agencies. Led by a mysterious, never-seen figure known only as Lazarus, this increasingly prominent group is believed by some to be preparing a bold strike.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Ludlum

    • By Allan H. on 11-26-04

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 6

    • Robert Ludlum's The Moscow Vector

    • A Covert-One Novel
    • By: Patrick Larkin
    • Narrated by: Erik Bergmann
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 588
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228

    At an international medical conference in Prague, Dr. Fiona Devin, an American scientist attached to the Department of Defense, is contacted by one of her Russian colleagues. Dr. Valentin Petrenko, a specialist in rare diseases, is concerned about a small cluster of deaths in Moscow but even more concerned by the Russian government's refusal to publicly release any information or data on the outbreak. When he meets with Devin to pass on his case notes and samples, the two are attacked.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By Michael Juden on 08-07-05

    Regular price: $39.93

  • Book 7

    • Robert Ludlum's The Arctic Event

    • Covert-One Series
    • By: James H. Cobb
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 530
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 301

    Lt. Col. Jon Smith, an army research doctor and secret agent attached to Covert-One, is tapped to lead a team to Wednesday Island, an icy patch of land between the northern coast of Canada and the Earth's magnetic Pole. There, the remains of a mysterious plane were discovered during a routine educational expedition. The plane seems to be a Russian spy plane, and the Russian government secretly revealed to the U.S. president that a lot of very dangerous anthrax may be on board.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting!

    • By Bob Wagner on 10-18-07

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 8

    • Robert Ludlum's(TM) The Ares Decision

    • A Covert-One Novel
    • By: Kyle Mills
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315

    With U.S. intelligence agencies wracked by internal power struggles and paralyzed by bureaucracy, the President was forced to establish his own clandestine group-Covert-One. It is only activated as a last resort, when the threat is on a global scale and time is running out. In northern Uganda, an American special forces team is decimated by a group of normally peaceful farmers. Video of the attack shows even women and children possessing almost supernatural speed and strength, consumed with a rage that makes them immune to pain, fear, and all but the most devastating injuries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-10-11

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 9

    • Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Janus Reprisal

    • By: Jamie Freveletti
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231

    After a WHO conference is attacked by terrorists and samples of virulent bacteria and viruses are stolen, Army microbiologist Lt. Jon Smith must identify and stop the culprits before they can unleash biological warfare on the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Smith, John Smith.... shaken, not stirred

    • By Terri on 07-20-13

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 10

    • Robert Ludlum's The Utopia Experiment

    • By: Kyle Mills
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291

    When Dresner Industries unveils the Merge, a device that is destined to revolutionize the world and make the personal computer and smartphone obsolete, Covert-One operative Colonel Jon Smith is assigned to assess its military potential. He discovers that enhanced vision, real-time battlefield displays, unbreakable security, and near-perfect marksmanship are only the beginning of a technology that will change the face of warfare forever - and one that must be kept out of the hands of America's enemies at all costs....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Covert One Rules!

    • By Terri on 07-18-13

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 11

    • Robert Ludlum's The Geneva Strategy

    • By: Robert Ludlum, Jamie Freveletti
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    One evening in Washington, DC, several high-ranking members of government disappear in a mass kidnapping. Among the kidnapped is Nick Rendel, a computer software coding expert in charge of drone programming and strategy. He is the victim with the most dangerous knowledge, including confidential passwords and codes that are used to program the drones. If these are revealed, his kidnappers could reprogram the drones to strike targets within the United States.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Robert Ludlum's The Geneva Strategy

    • By: Jamie Freveletti
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 220

    On one evening in Washington, DC, several high-ranking members of government disappear in a mass kidnapping. Among the kidnapped is Nick Rendel, a computer software coding expert in charge of drone programming and strategy. He is the victim with the most dangerous knowledge, including confidential passwords and codes that are used to program the drones. If revealed, his kidnappers could reprogram the drones to strike targets within the United States.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well read

    • By Romancebooklover on 05-02-15

    Regular price: $29.65

  • Book 12

    • Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Patriot Attack

    • By: Kyle Mills
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298

    An attack on a Japanese warship brings Japan and China to the brink of war. Meanwhile, top Covert-One operative Colonel Jon Smith is sent on a mission to recover mysterious material from the wreckage of the Fukushima nuclear reactor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Refreshing Change of Adversaries

    • By Robert on 10-03-15

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Robert Ludlum's the Patriot Attack

    • By: Kyle Mills, Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    An attack on a Japanese warship brings Japan and China to the brink of war. Meanwhile top Covert-One operative Colonel Jon Smith is sent on a mission to recover mysterious material from the wreckage of the Fukushima nuclear reactor. When Smith fails to return, CIA agent Randi Russell heads off on an unsanctioned mission to find him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Dennis Edlund on 08-04-17

    Regular price: $19.62