The Matarese Countdown

The Matarese Countdown

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Baker & Taylor
The evil Matarese dynasty, an international cabal of ruthless powerbrokers and assassins, returns to initiate a scheme of worldwide economic domination, and only CIA operative Cameron Pryce, with the help of legendary retired agent Brandon Scofield, can stop them

Blackwell North Amer
Secret deals are in the making, massive mysterious transactions steeped in corruption and murder. The players stand at the highest pinnacles of global finance and government. It is an unprecedented consolidation of money, power, and ruthlessness. Their ultimate aim: worldwide economic domination and all it entails ... by whatever means necessary.
The Matarese dynasty is back in all its glory and evil. And the one man with enough knowledge to stop it, CIA case officer Cameron Pryce, may not have enough time. The Matarese countdown has begun and Pryce's only chance to cut it off is to follow the trail of blood money and stone-cold killers to the heart of this deadly conspiracy.
From the Hamptons to Monte Carlo to London's Belgrave Square, Matarese assassins have already struck with brutal efficiency, eliminating all who stand in their way. But on Spain's Costa del Sol, one victim survived long enough to breathe these dying words: "Find Beowulf Agate" - words that reverberate all the way to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Beowulf Agate is the code name for legendary retired agent Brandon Scofield, the only man ever to penetrate the Matarese and survive.
Now Cameron Pryce has to draw Scofield and his wife, Antonia, out of their Caribbean paradise hideaway and back to a place they thought thy'd never have to go again - back into the Matarese circle of death. For from the oil fields of the Persian Gulf to the boardrooms of Manhattan, from the hills of Corsica to the halls of power in Washington, the circle is closing, the noose is tightening, the panic is spreading. And Pryce has made a chilling discovery: the Matarese have broken new ground ... deep inside the CIA.

Baker
& Taylor

The evil Matarese dynasty, an international cabal of ruthless powerbrokers and assassins, returns to initiate a scheme of worldwide economic domination, and only CIA operative Cameron Pryce, with the help of legendary retired agent Brandon Scofield, can stop them. 600,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1997.
ISBN: 9780553106671
0553106678
Branch Call Number: LUD
Characteristics: 487 p. ; 24 cm.

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StarGladiator
Aug 03, 2015

One of the rare times, when the movies are a thousand times superior to the books, is the trilogy of Jason Bourne movies starring Matt Damon --- the scripting was superb! Ludlum's books have always been quintessentailly stupid, moronic, insipid, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera! Completely agree with commenter jimbedley below!

jimbedley Jul 06, 2015

So bad. So very, very bad. The dialogue will make you nauseous, the author thinks the reader is an idiot so he feels he has to constantly remind you of who everyone is. The plot makes no sense - things happen magically for no logical reason. I can't go on. As one library staffer told me "the movies are great but the books suck". Amen.

B2K2rEaD Jul 20, 2012

Another Monster of a Book. Great story line.

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