The Matarese Circle: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 14, 2012 - Fiction - 544 pages
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An international circle of killers, the Matarese will undoubtedly take over the world within just two years. Only two rival spies have the power to stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talaniekov, KGB. They share a genius for espionage and a life of explosive terror and violence. But though these sworn enemies once vowed to terminate each other, they must now become allies. Because only they possess the brutal skills and ice-cold nerves vital to their mission: destroy the Matarese.
 
Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Matarese Circle
 
“A blockbuster . . . Ludlum’s best.”The Wall Street Journal
 
“A spellbinder.”The Dallas Morning News
 
“Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined.”The New York Times
 
“Don’t ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day.”Chicago Sun-Times

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Identity.
 

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User Review  - christinejoseph - LibraryThing

An international circle of killers, the Matarese will undoubtedly take over the world within just two years. Only two rival spies have the power to stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talaniekov, KGB. They ... Read full review

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User Review  - TiffGabler - LibraryThing

Scofield and Taleniekov are characters that redefine what spies are. Ludlum uses imagery that removes any suspicions of reading a cliche spy novel replete with FBI interviews, fast cars and such. It's more like a Spy Odyssey, that is how rich this story is. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
12
Section 3
53
Section 4
91
Section 5
108
Section 6
122
Section 7
150
Section 8
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Robert Ludlum was the author of twenty-one novels, each a New York Times bestseller. There are more than 210 million of his books in print, and they have been translated into thirty-two languages. In addition to the Jason Bourne series—The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum—he was the author of The Scarlatti Inheritance, The Chancellor Manuscript, and The Apocalypse Watch, among many others. Mr. Ludlum passed away in March 2001.

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