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Robert Ludlum's The Altman Code - A Covert-One Novel

Robert Ludlum

The thrilling fourth volume in the bestselling Covert-One series On the dark waterside docks of Shanghai, a photographer is recording cargo being secretly loaded when he's brutally killed and his camera destroyed. Two weeks later, on the dangerous high seas, the U.S. Navy covertly tracks a Chinese cargo ship rumored to carry tons of chemicals for Saddam Hussein to create new biological weapons. The president cannot let the ship reach Iraq. At the same time, he doesn't want the navy to attack and board it either, because decades of negotiations with China have at long last yielded a landmark human rights agreement that China is willing to sign. Fighting to keep the agreement on track, the president orders the head of Covert-One to find proof of what the Chinese ship is ferrying. Under cover of a medical conference, operative Col. Jon Smith is sent to Taiwan to rendezvous with another agent who has acquired the ship's true manifest. But the second agent is murdered, the proof is destroyed, and Smith is left only with a verbal message--the president's biological father is still alive, held prisoner by the Chinese for fifty years. Racing against the clock, Smith uncovers the truth about the ship, a truth that probes the deepest secrets of the Chinese ruling party and reveals a terrifying cabal whose diabolical plan thrusts the world to the very brink of war.

The thrilling fourth volume in the bestselling Covert-One series On the dark waterside docks of Shanghai, a photographer is recording cargo being secretly loaded when he's brutally killed and his camera destroyed. Two weeks later, on the dangerous high seas, the U.S. Navy covertly tracks a Chinese cargo ship rumored to carry tons of chemicals for Saddam Hussein to create new biological weapons. The president cannot let the ship reach Iraq. At the same time, he doesn't want the navy to attack and board it either, because decades of negotiations with China have at long last yielded a landmark human rights agreement that China is willing to sign. Fighting to keep the agreement on track, the president orders the head of Covert-One to find proof of what the Chinese ship is ferrying. Under cover of a medical conference, operative Col. Jon Smith is sent to Taiwan to rendezvous with another agent who has acquired the ship's true manifest. But the second agent is murdered, the proof is destroyed, and Smith is left only with a verbal message--the president's biological father is still alive, held prisoner by the Chinese for fifty years. Racing against the clock, Smith uncovers the truth about the ship, a truth that probes the deepest secrets of the Chinese ruling party and reveals a terrifying cabal whose diabolical plan thrusts the world to the very brink of war.
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The thrilling fourth volume in the bestselling Covert-One series On the dark waterside docks of Shanghai, a photographer is recording cargo being secretly loaded when he's brutally killed and his camera destroyed. Two weeks later, on the dangerous high seas, the U.S. Navy covertly tracks a Chinese cargo ship rumored to carry tons of chemicals for Saddam Hussein to create new biological weapons. The president cannot let the ship reach Iraq. At the same time, he doesn't want the navy to attack and board it either, because decades of negotiations with China have at long last yielded a landmark human rights agreement that China is willing to sign. Fighting to keep the agreement on track, the president orders the head of Covert-One to find proof of what the Chinese ship is ferrying. Under cover of a medical conference, operative Col. Jon Smith is sent to Taiwan to rendezvous with another agent who has acquired the ship's true manifest. But the second agent is murdered, the proof is destroyed, and Smith is left only with a verbal message--the president's biological father is still alive, held prisoner by the Chinese for fifty years. Racing against the clock, Smith uncovers the truth about the ship, a truth that probes the deepest secrets of the Chinese ruling party and reveals a terrifying cabal whose diabolical plan thrusts the world to the very brink of war.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gayle Lynds, Don Leslie

Length:

7h


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:17


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:31


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:39


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:26


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:00


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:27


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:44


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

10:41


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:59


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:23


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:20


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:55


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:44


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:45


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:29