By Robert Ludlum
In Geneva, American legal professional Joel speak meets a guy he hasn’t obvious in two decades, a covert operative who dies violently at his ft, whispering phrases that hand speak a stunning legacy of dying: “The generals . . . they’re again . . . Aquitaine!” Suddenly communicate is operating for his lifestyles, by myself with the world’s so much shattering mystery. Pursued by means of nameless executioners to the darkish corners of Europe, he's compelled to play a video game of survival by way of blood principles he suggestion he’d lengthy left in the back of. one after the other, he lines each one thread of a deadly development to the center of each significant govt, a community of coordinated worldwide violence that not anyone believes possible—no one yet communicate and the girl he as soon as enjoyed and misplaced, the single humans in the world who can wrest the area from the iron take hold of of Aquitaine.
Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Aquitaine Progression
“You won’t be capable of placed it down. (Don’t ever commence a Ludlum novel when you've got to visit paintings the following day).”—Chicago Sun-Times
“Ludlum at his best.”—Publishers Weekly
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The pass judgement on were the sufferer of a gangland assassination, and so far as the realm used to be involved, it had not anything to do with occasions happening six thousand miles away in Bonn, Germany. speak stood at the small balcony, his fingers at the railing, taking a look down on the majestic river past the woodland of timber that shaped the banks of the Rhine. It used to be prior seven o’clock; the solar was once going lower than the mountains within the west, its orange rays doping up, growing blocks of shadows over the earth—moving shadows that floated around the waters within the descending distance. the colourful shades have been hypnotic, the breezes cooling, yet not anything may possibly cease the pounding echo in his chest. the place was once Fitzpatrick? the place used to be his connecté case? The dossiers? He attempted to prevent pondering, to forestall his mind's eye from catapulting into scary percentages. … there has been a surprising harsh echo, now not from his chest yet from contained in the room. He grew to become speedy because the door opened and Connal Fitzpatrick stood there, elimination his key from the lock. He stepped apart, letting a uniformed porter input with suitcases, teaching the fellow to depart them at the ground whereas he reached into his pocket for a tip. The porter left and the army attorney stared at Joel. there has been no connecté case in his hand. “Where is it? ” stated communicate, afraid to respire, afraid to maneuver. “I didn’t choose it up. ” “Why no longer? ” cried Joel, dashing ahead. “I couldn’t be certain … probably it used to be only a feeling, I don’t recognize. ” “What are you speaking approximately? ” “I was once on the airport for seven hours the day before today, going from counter to counter asking approximately you,” acknowledged Connal softly. “This afternoon I handed the Lufthansa table and a similar clerk was once there. while I acknowledged hi, he didn’t appear to are looking to recognize me; he appeared fearful, and that i couldn’t comprehend. I got here again out of the bags declare with my suitcase and watched him. I remembered how he had glanced at me final evening, and as I handed him I swore his eyes saved capturing to the guts of the terminal, yet there have been such a lot of humans, lots confusion, I couldn’t be sure. ” “You imagine you have been picked up? undefined? ” “That’s simply it, I don’t comprehend. while i used to be purchasing in Bonn, I went from shop to shop and each from time to time I’d flip round, or shift my head, to work out if i'll spot an individual. once or twice i presumed I observed a similar humans two times, yet nonetheless, it used to be regularly crowded, and—again—I couldn’t ascertain. yet I stored considering that Lufthansa clerk; anything was once fallacious. ” “What approximately in case you have been within the taxi? Did you—” “Naturally. I saved looking the rear window. Even in the course of the force out right here. numerous automobiles made an identical turns we did, yet I instructed the motive force to decelerate they usually handed us. ” “Did you watch the place they went once they handed you? ” “What was once the purpose? ” “There is one,” stated Joel, recalling a smart driving force who a deep-red Mercedes limousine. “All I knew used to be that you’re lovely uptight approximately that connecté case. I don’t understand what’s in it and that i determine you don’t wish a person else to grasp, both.