Robert Ludlum's The Ares Decision

Robert Ludlum's The Ares Decision

Audiobook CD - 2011
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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.

Covert-One's top operative, army microbiologist Colonel Jon Smith, is sent to investigate the attack and finds evidence of a parasitic infection that for centuries has been causing violent insanity and then going dormant. This time, though, it's different. The parasite had been purposely kept alive and crudely transmitted in acts of terrorism. Now the director of Iranian Intelligence is in Uganda trying to obtain this biological weapon to unleash it on the West.

Smith and his team are ambushed and cut off from all outside support just as they begin to suspect that forces much more powerful than the Iranians are in play--forces that can be traced to Washington itself.



Baker & Taylor
Microbiologist Colonel Jon Smith is sent with his fellow Covert-One operatives to discover why an American special forces team was savagely attacked and decimated by the normally peaceful residents of a farming village in northern Uganda.

Hachette Book Group
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.

Covert-One's top operative, army microbiologist Colonel Jon Smith, is sent to investigate the attack and finds evidence of a parasitic infection that for centuries has been causing violent insanity and then going dormant. This time, though, it's different. The parasite had been purposely kept alive and crudely transmitted in acts of terrorism. Now the director of Iranian Intelligence is in Uganda trying to obtain this biological weapon to unleash it on the West.

Smith and his team are ambushed and cut off from all outside support just as they begin to suspect that forces much more powerful than the Iranians are in play--forces that can be traced to Washington itself.



Publisher: New York : Hachette Audio, p2011
Edition: Unabridged ed
ISBN: 9781600244117
Branch Call Number: CD FIC Mills 10 discs
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (ca. 12.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Woodman, Jeff
Ludlum, Robert 1927-2001
Alternative Title: Ares decision

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Oct 24, 2016

This was a great read and the characters were really well developed. My only big struggle was the ending - for such a scary weapon and an entire book building the threat from it - the ending just dismissed the risk and quickly solved the problem.

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