Covert One

12 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 167 ratings

The Hades Factor 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

    • Covert-One, Book 1
    • By: Robert Ludlum, Gayle Lynds
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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!

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Covert-One: The Hades Factor

    • By Michael on 25-07-06

    Regular price: £27.09

  • Book 2

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    • The Cassandra Compact

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  • Book 3

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    • The Paris Option

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  • Book 4

    • The Altman Code

    • Covert-One, Book 4
    • By: Robert Ludlum, Gayle Lynds
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful

    • By Robo-pop on 26-08-10

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  • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    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
    • Reasonably good story

    • By Conor on 15-01-17

    Regular price: £29.59

  • 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 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By David Creamer on 29-03-16

    Regular price: £32.89

  • Book 7

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    • The Arctic Event

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  • Book 8

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    • The Ares Decision

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  • Book 9

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    • Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Janus Reprisal

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  • Book 10

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    • Robert Ludlum's The Utopia Experiment

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  • 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
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Rubbish !!

    • By Tony on 19-04-16

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 12

    • Robert Ludlum's The Patriot Attack

    • By: Kyle Mills, Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    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
    • Gripping stuff.

    • By Amazon Customer on 15-04-16

    Regular price: £18.99