Paul Janson

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,303 ratings

The Janson Directive Publisher's Summary

One of the world's greatest men has been kidnapped! Nobel laureate, financier, and philanthropist Peter Novak - a billionaire committed to fostering global democracy through his Liberty Foundation - has been captured by the Caliph, a near-mythical terrorist who plans to execute him in a matter of days.

Running out of time and hope, Novak's people turn to a man with a history of defeating impossible odds: Paul Janson. For decades, Janson was a legendary covert operative and assassin. Now he has retired, and nothing could lure him back - nothing except Peter Novak, who once saved Janson's life.

Backed by the considerable resources of the Liberty Foundation, Janson assembles a crack extraction team to rescue Novak from his fortress prison. But the operation goes horribly wrong and Janson is marked for death, the target of a "beyond salvage" order.

Now he is running for his life, pursued by Jessica Kincaid, an agent who, as a student of Janson's own lethal arsenal of tactics, can anticipate his every move. To survive, Janson must outrace a conspiracy that has gone beyond the control of its creators. To win, he must counter it with a conspiracy of his own. Janson's only hope is to uncover the nearly unimaginable truth behind these events - a secret that has the power to foment wars, topple governments, and change the course of history.

©2002 Myn Pyn LLC (P)2002 Audio Renaissance, a Division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • The Janson Directive

    • By: Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 20 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,703
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 704
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 708

    Peter Novak, one of the world's greatest men, has been kidnapped! Running out of time and hope, Novak's people turn to Paul Janson, legendary covert operative and assassin. Janson is retired, and nothing could lure him back - nothing except Peter Novak, who once saved Janson's life. " Ludlum's best since The Bourne Identity," raves Kirkus Reviews.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivated me from the beginning

    • By A Grady Williams on 01-14-03

    Regular price: $42.52

  • Book 2

    • Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Janson Command

    • By: Paul Garrison
    • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    Reformed from his days of as a covert operative and assassin for the US government, Paul Janson has a new mission and a new partner. Working independently with highly skilled sharpshooter Jessica Kincaid, Janson only takes operations he believes contributes to the world's greater good. When his latest job rescuing a doctor abducted in international waters by African pirates goes haywire, Janson realizes he's caught in the middle of something much bigger.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as the previous books in the series

    • By Bob on 03-24-12

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 3

    • Robert Ludlum's The Janson Option

    • By: Paul Garrison
    • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    Paul Janson - a former Consular Ops legend known as "The Machine" for his deadly speed and accuracy - has a new mission. Sickened by the "sanctioned serial killings" ordered by the state department, Janson has left covert operations and is now a private security consultant. In partnership with deadly sharpshooter Jessica Kincaid, he only takes assignments that he believes will lead to the greater good.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • action, great research, hot relationship.

    • By Stephen Foster on 01-24-18

    Regular price: $30.79

  • Book 4

    • Robert Ludlum's The Janson Equation

    • By: Robert Ludlum, Douglas Corleone
    • Narrated by: Kevin T Collins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: $23.98

    • Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Janson Equation

    • Janson
    • By: Douglas Corleone
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 163

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another exciting adventure for Paul Janson!

    • By A. West on 01-20-17

    Regular price: $30.79